With the heat and all the rain/wind storms we have had, I am amazed that enough blossoms have survived in the garden to make an arrangement. I actually have a lot of blooms. Due to the nature of our weather I have spent very little time outside to enjoy them. And, with Isaac threatening to roll in soon if he decides to come our way, I went out and gathered some to enjoy inside. This may be the first post I have done with pictures showing only one thing. Can I show the same thing ten times and get away with it. Well, let's try........
My favorite type of bouquet has always been a bunch of different kind of flowers and not chosen necessarily by color.
In this arrangement you can see two kinds of roses, white and salmon color periwinkles, mexican bachelor buttons, red salvia, variegated jasmine (foliage only) and blue pea vine.
It seems that flowers and romance have always traveled arm and arm. Flowers are the jewels that we can all afford.
Flowers have accented life's special occasions probably from as far back as the Garden of Eden. Certain flowers came to be used for certain occasions. People began talking with flowers.
Flowers weave a tapestry through our lives. "They overwhelm the present, they evoke the past, they take us on sentimental journeys. They heighten good times and offer comfort in sadder ones, punctuating and enhancing every celebration they attend".
It would be difficult for me to say which is my favorite flower. I can name a couple that I really miss because of my location. I remember mom's lilacs. I loved the fragrance of lilacs. And, another that is a favorite but I seldom see because they don't grow here is Queen Anne's Lace. Come to think of it, a bouquet of sprigy, wild flowers might just be my favorite kind.
We don't need to translate them into latin to enjoy them. It is a pleasure to be able to pick them.
If you don't have any to go out and pick, treat yourself by going out and buying some. Grocery store flowers can be inexpensive and beautiful!
You don't have to make a work of art when you arrange them. Just make it always be an enjoyment.
Let every flower hold two messages: one from history and folklore and one from your personal and private memories.
This was added on 8/26 and this is what I have now and love it. The look in the vase is not that good but I could add all new flowers and leave this here and it would be better than ever.