Category: Flowers

Blooms after the Storm

We had a beautiful, sunny 75 degree day on Thursday when I noticed my neighbors Plum Leaf Plum tree (or Cherry Plum) blooming. My plan was to snap some photos of blooms Friday against a background of Carolina Blue sky but Mother Nature had other plans. Heavy rains and tornadoes from the line of storms…

Celebrating the Camellia

Blooming in winter and early spring when other flowers are still sleeping~ Camellias provide a punch of cheery & unexpected color when the landscape is barren. So I’m celebrating the Camellia~ which satisfies my craving for flowers in the garden this time of year ~ The Gardener’s Prayer O Lord, grant that in some way…

Thinking Spring

The calendar says February, but a few sunny & mild days with temperatures in the 60’s has me Thinking Spring~  Anticipating Spring’s arrival~ I’m enjoying some tabletop gardening~ with the warm weather having whet my appetite for. . . Spring Bulbs. . .  Blooms. . . Butterflies. . . Birds. . .  And Bees~ In addition to the…

Coming Up Roses

With Valentine’s Day approaching, everything is coming up Roses. . . I couldn’t resist coming home with some roses from Trader Joe’s recently~ since they were a bargain price of $9.99  for a 14-stem bunch, with a 6-stem bunch to be had for just $5.99~ I love roses in all their stages~ when they just begin to…

Hearts, Flowers & Chocolate

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I’m anticipating celebrating with a few Hearts, Flowers & a little Chocolate! I found these Marbled Chocolate Heart Cups at World Market  that make for a quick & easy Valentine’s Day treat~ Perfect for filling with mousse, ice cream, lemon curd or any berries & whipped cream~ I kept…

Have Yourself a Fairy Little Christmas

  With Christmas the Season to Believe in Holiday Magic~ I’m having a Fairy Little Christmas. . . ~~~  Enter the Flower Fairies’ magical realm and suspend your disbelief. . . after all, only true believers are able to see the fairies! ~~~ Enchanted with the Flower Fairies, I created a table~ the Forest Floor~…

Thanksgiving Lakeside

 I set a table lakeside for Thanksgiving taking advantage of the last of the Fall color and warm temperatures. . . I soaked some oasis & filled a pumpkin for a centerpiece again this week using roses, sunflowers, daisies, and Hypericum berries from the market along with leaves & clippings from our shrubs. A visit to the produce section for…

Thinking Pink

I’m Thinking Pink for my friend Carolyn as she is begins her journey to battle Breast Cancer. We joined her for a “Hair Today~ Gone Tonight” Party where her daughter buzzed her hair after her first chemo treatment and we showered her with love & support. I planted some Pink Rebound Pansies for her and for…

Harvesting, Reaping, & Sowing

I’ve spent a little time Harvesting this week. . . Reaping some of Nature’s Bounty~  Sowing the ingredients for a Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece. . . a few clippings from the garden & fall grasses, along with Sweetgum branches for some leafy fall color. . . Collecting Sunflowers, Mums, Daisies & Hypericum Berries from the Farmers Market as well as…

Messages from a Cornfield

There is a corn field I’ve been driving by for months. . . just dried husks and stalks remain, having fulfilled its corn-destiny.  Rushing by~“to do” list in hand focused on crossing off the next task~ I noticed a flash of blue out of the corner of my eye passing by last week. Beckoned, I was rewarded by the…