I may of mentioned it before, but I loooove spring and summer.
It may have something to do with the flowers. Doing dishes or responding to emails is suddenly more fun when there are bits of prettiness from your garden next to you. Bonus points if they smell like roses.
I used to try to make these elaborate arrangements and only buy plants that would be perfect for cut flowers. But that took too long and I had lots of plants that did not fit that mold. And let’s be honest, floral designing is not one of my gifts.
Now I just keep a cabinet full of random vases ready for the flowers of the season. And a pair of clippers right by the back door so every afternoon I can see what is inspiring me to come inside.
Votive holders and any old glass jar work just as well. I have found that I use my shallower ones the most often as they do not require a long stem so any bloom can float. Like simple shrub roses and marigolds-
But I have to admit that in my opinion nothing can beat a red long stemmed rose. And now that I have my new camera I can bore you to death with pictures of them.
Bored yet? I will try to restrain myself in the future and keep the pictures to myself.
And for those in my neck of the woods that are wondering how I have a rose in full bloom already, I will admit that I cheated….slightly. You see when I cut the flower the plant was firmly planted along side our deck. However, it was bought from the store yesterday and that is why it is blooming. We lost one rose last year and this is it’s replacement. With the insanely cold winter we had, I am pleasantly surprised that a single rose was the only plant we lost.
But I will just pretend that it all had to do with my amazing gardening skills and not the fact that I actually killed the plant.