Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Summer's End Tea Party: floral table centrepiece


I walked out the back door yesterday morning with our dogs and pussy cats in tow.  As we wandered around the backyard, looking for some flowers for my next project, I realised that summer is coming to an end.  Not a flower was in sight except for some ground cover primulas so I went out to the front of the house where the roses reside - not a single bud.

Well, there was one more little garden that I hadn't checked - the vegetable garden.  Admittedly it has been a little neglected, but the sturdy little herbs and leafy greens have soldiered on despite the lack of water.  So I trotted back around to the back of the house and found miracle of miracles: the only flowers with stems in the whole garden. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Be My Valentine OR ELSE: double decker heart bouquet

Valentine's Day is on the 14th and this year I've decided to love me.  My husband brought me home a lovely box of chocolate truffles yesterday (he figures better too early than too late).  I excitedly helped myself to pink champagne, leatherwood honey, tia maria... only to wake up the next morning with a headache to rival any cocktail-induced hangover.  Poor hubby.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sunshiny Sunflowers: a floral bouquet


I was in the fruit and veg shop yesterday and I saw these looovely sunflowers - they really are a ''happy'' flower.  Another happy and really long lasting flower is the chrysanthemum... I sound like I have a speech impediment when I say that word, so just as well I'm typing it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chinese New Year: a floral centrepiece


As Chinese New Year is upon us and Bonsai originated in China, this little Chinese farmer and his cattle seem very appropriate for the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.