Category: Flowers

Daylight & Butterflies

As a lover of green, both indoors & out,  Mikasa’s Daylight Dinnerware appealed to me when I first saw it, with its fresh, crisp design. I loved the vibrant green leaves. . . a shade that reminds of the first tender growth of spring.  The leaves trail across the contoured plates, wind their way inside the generous soup bowls,…

Garden Variety

    A little garden stroll and the wonders of photo editing and I have more variety in my garden~     My peonies have finished blooming. . .I used Picasa’s soft focus & warmify effects, to create a new & dreamy flower image that I can enjoy, despite the fact that I can no longer enjoy their heady fragrance~…

A Lakeside Picnic

  Still a little cool for a pontoon picnic, we enjoyed a little waterside dining  instead. . .    Some pasta salads~ A baguette~ A little fruit & cheese~    A beverage with bubbles~ With glasses held in place by Steady Steaks~ No bees to buzz around us this early in the season, except the ones on the flatware…

Peony, White, and Blue

 A Teeny bit of table inspiration from Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West.  You can find my edible review, here if you like~ Besides some table inspiration, this book provided me with lots of laughs from the cast of quirky characters, along with some major food cravings. Teeny Templeton, is an out of work pastry chef who cuts her own…

Grandiflora

I picked a bouquet of flowers from Pottery Barn to bring the garden to the table~ I can enjoy Magnolia blossoms now instead of June. . .  My Bridal Wreath Spirea is at the table again, this time woven around the handle of a watering can~ Ready to sprinkle on the delicate fields of flowers sprouting on this quilt~   Tulips are blooming.…

Flowers for Easter

 My Bridal Wreath Spirea has been blooming with abandon despite a couple of years of drought & sheer neglect~ and was the inspiration for an Easter Basket. Its fountainlike growth, with arching branches that curve to the ground seem to beg to be woven along a basket handle~ So I set an Easter table for two,…

Gardening Rules

I’m Yearning for Spring & reading about Gardening. . . Well~ more accurately, dreaming through pictures. . .    Introducing a little Garden Style to the Porch. . . Quenching my Thirst for Flowers. . . Making plans. . .     Keeping the rules in mind for optimum planting results~   Waiting for the frost dangers to pass. . . . . . anxiously…

Our Life in Gardens

Our Life in Gardens **** by Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.  “Plants, like words in poetry, observe Eck and Winterrowd, are both beautiful in themselves and also for the associations they trail behind, the histories they have in the…

Springing Forward

 We are springing forward after days of cold rain. . . which brought the lake back to full pond. . .    Trees are budding. . . It’s thrilling to see the Daffodils . . .   and enjoy the sunshine. . .  “If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe…

Let Love Bloom

 Love is Blooming at my table in honor of Valentine’s Day ~   Roses are blooming on my china, napkins, and in my soup tureen I filled courtesy of Trader Joe’s. I’m the happy recipient of my Great Aunt’s china, marked Avenir China, Limoges France. Since at one point in the 1920’s as many as 48 companies were producing wares marked…