Monday, July 28, 2014

Lilies + Roses

I'm so excited that my garden is now in full bloom.  My lilies always seem to go crazy with little help from me, but my lavender isn't doing very well.  I grew from seed for the first time and had some successes and some not.  The ammi majus is one of my successes.  I also added some roses to my collection.  I'm in love with this soft purple hue of this one.  I found this vintage metal planter holder and set it in one of my wooden crates to display this garden arrangement.  I was so excited to use it that I didn't even take off the price tag (oops).

My dog found his way into this shot. 

Oh this rose!  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Peonies in the Garden

I had to share one last peony shot from the season.  Last year I planted a few peony bushes and waited through the fall and into the long cold winter for the blooms to appear.  In the age of technology, social media and instant gratification, gardening helps us practice patience - a virtue many of us need to practice from time to time.