Category Archives: Flowers

Peonies

I hope you had a great weekend! I wish all weekends could be as beautiful as this one! A weekend full of sunshine, summer-nights, and peonies. Last week I picked a bajillion peonies just before the heavy rain storm we had. I had peonies in every room. The house smelled so good. And every morning…

Spring flowers

Spring Flowers (and May Flowers) It’s been raining for so many days in a row I have lost count. However I just keep in mind Claude Monet’s quote: ” I must have flowers. Always and always” . So if you are part of the deluge that has taken over the North East, here is a…

June blooms

June! Peonies, Iris, daisy’s Roses, Foxglove, just to name a few plants in my garden. I spend every waking minute I am not working outside. Coffee on the terrace each morning overlooking the peony beds, evening strolls, cutting armloads of the peonies to put in vases all around the house.  I am especially smitten with…

spring flowers + have a lovely weekend…

“The earth laughs in flowers.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson I feel like I have one foot in spring and the other in summer . As temperatures have been in the 80’s all week, and after a long cold winter, it is amazing. So Thought I would share some of the spring flowers that have opened up…

rustic DIY boutonnieres

 rustic diy butonnieres I thought I would share on the blog today some easy DIY ways to make your own boutonnieres . All you need to make them is the flowers (or herbs) of your choice, flower tape, and a few straight pins. If you are on a budget, and looking for ways to cut…

arranging spring blooms artfully

I thought I would share a few tips on floral arranging that I have learned over the last 10 or 15 years, from my own experience, and some tips from the local florists I have worked with though weddings and parties. I always aim for simple, and I prefer a natural looking arrangement that isn’t…

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