Earth Day Blues

Blue spring flowersBlue flowers, that is. Today is Earth Day, and although I think every day should be Earth Day where we do our best to take care of our planet, that’s not the focus of this post. (You can visit here to read a previous one I wrote.)

There are more things just beginning to come up in my garden, but I chose to make another small arrangement this week to offer for In A Vase on Monday. I used Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica), Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa luciliae) and Striped Squill (Puschkinia scilloides) with a collar of Geranium macrorrhizum leaves in a small, cobalt-blue tincture bottle.

IMG_7744Happy Earth Day – Love Your Mother! ❤


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Easter Greetings


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First Vase of Spring

IMG_1822At last, the earth is beginning to awaken here in New England and the spring bulbs are cheering us with their happy flowers. All are miniatures, so it is a small vase, my first vase of the year!spring arrangement

The daffodil buds are Narcissus ‘Jetfire,’ accompanying light-blue Striped Squill (Puschkinia scilloides), Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), and a purple Crocus (self-sown) plucked from the lawn, with a few sprigs of evergreen Wooly Speedwell (Veronica incana) to finish.

IMG_1825I’m linking to Rambling in the Garden‘s In A Vase on Monday where bloggers meet to share arrangements made from flowers from their gardens. Click the above link to see floral arrangements made by gardeners from around the world.

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Scilla siberica

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South Coast Botanic Garden

Desert garden

Desert garden

As I continue to pore over and process photos from my vacation, I get to relive the wonderful places and people I met along the way. One such treat was getting to meet fellow garden blogger Kris Peterson, whose Late to the Garden Party blog I’ve followed for nearly five years.

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Kris & living wall

Kris is a docent at the South Coast Botanic Garden, where we met for a tour. It had rained hard the day before, so everything was sparkling with raindrops, though we had to dodge a few puddles en route. It was beautiful!

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We enjoyed the garden, then chatted over a delicious lunch nearby before heading to view Kris’ home garden.

It was a thrill to see her garden in person after seeing tantalizing shots of it only on a computer screen for so many years. I even got to meet sweet Pipig, her tabby cat! I didn’t take any photos of her garden as I wanted to be totally present, but do click the link above to her site to see her latest photo tour. My friend MK took a shot of us heading down the steps to what Kris calls the ‘dreaded back slope’ (because of its gardening challenges).

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Kris and me

What a lovely day it was – thank you, Kris!

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Wordless Wednesday


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Silent Sunday

A smile for your Sunday! Just had to pass this along. 😉

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