Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Petaled Friends



I'm thinking spring. It's hard not to (despite the snow) when you see bouquets of tulips and daffodils in the grocery store. So I've gathered some photos I took of the flowers we enjoyed last year to tide me through the next couple of months of winter.


The first spring flowers that grace our land are the blossoming fruit trees - they are absolutely breathtaking.


These were the first peonies I clipped at the flower farm. They were so gorgeous and delicate and their pink blossoms enormous!



We have some very old lilac bushes that probably need some serious pruning. They are a bit tattered and worse for wear, but still produce the most fragrant smelling flowers. I take this as my cue to gather them up in bunches and spread them throughout the house.


This was the bouquet I was most proud of last summer as it was the very first clipping from our newly planted rose and peony bushes.



These are the first clippings from the Little Lamb Hydrangea bushes I planted.



These are also Little Lamb Hydrangea but were clipped towards the end of summer, after they turned from milky white to a blushing pink.


And these were the last of the rose clippings before the frost came and lulled everything to sleep.

I've missed my petaled friends and can't wait to see them again this spring.

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