Sunday, May 24, 2009

Weekend Wilderness

Gearing up for a long run of weddings. It is the so called "calm before the storm" which is not calm at all! But you know what's great?


Flowers are great! They are surprising, beautiful, inspiring....the list goes on. This week I found a few unique items at the market and in our own garden that made making these arrangements so effortless. It's like playing at the park. swinging in a swing, eating cotton candy without the bellyache, a perfect kiss. Know what I mean? Sometimes I am just so in awe of mother nature. Makes me feel kind of small but great all the same.

Local peonies are AMAZING right now. And some surprising items are a rose-like woody branch called "hawthorne" Never seen it before and it reminds me of a a heartier, less messy spirea with small red/pink flowers.
Allium...the teeny tiny star shaped white flower. Also a favorite of mine that is only around for a few weeks in late spring.

From the Flowerwild garden....passion vine, honeysuckle, I LOVE their wild touch!

These Coral tree peonies are delicious and they just get better as time goes by, opening up to reveal a their graphic stamen and slowly bleaching to a very pale white pink petal. These narcissus just make me smile. Happy happy!


  1. Wow! I just found your blog thru an article in BH&G and I just LOVE it. Flowers are my favorite thing in the whole wide world.

  2. Flowers really are amazing... they have the power to completely change a bad day into a great day while just being gorgeous. I only wish that I had better luck with gardens- sadly I had to recruit help to make it look presentable...

  3. I, too, have never seen that "hawthorne"... it is lovely! So are these arrangements, just stunning! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  5. I love those peonies! I have to find out if I can grow them in our location.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous flowers arranged beautifully. Photography is perfect! Thank you for wonderful site.