Category: Flowers

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…

A Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving centerpiece for your table or buffet, use your pumpkin as a vase for your table. Start by soaking some Oasis or florist foam in water, a minimum of 30 minutes is best. Oasis foam is easy to penetrate with delicate stems and will hold the water that is needed to help keep your arrangement fresher…

Southern Bouquets, Part II

 Southern Bouquets **** by Melissa Bigner with Heather Barrie and photography by Peter Frank Edwards Part II I have more photos than would load easily in one post, so this Edible Review has two parts. If  you can found yourself here without seeing part one of this review, look here.  Varieties of Zinnias were my food cues for Food for Thought with…

Southern Bouquets, Part I

Southern Bouquets **** by Melissa Bigner with Heather Barrie and photography by Peter Frank Edwards I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. I have more photos than would load easily in one post, so this Edible Review has two parts. There is…

The Beauty of the Butterfly

    “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  ~Maya Angelou        For more Weekly Words to Live By, visit Notes from A Cottage Industry~ and  A Southern Daydreamer for more Outdoor Wednesday inspiration~