Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Prettiest Bouquet

All winter I dream of flowers, and with my birthday being in March, when my daydreams are at their brightest, I receive the most beautiful bouquets. This one has iris, gerbera daisy, spider mums, alstroemeria and all kinds of unique filler, my favourite being that grass. I'm not sure what it is called, but it brings an exotic, romantic look to the bouquet that received a lot of compliments from my visitors.

Now, with Spring just around the corner, my daydreams of flowers can evolve slowly to a reality as all my perennials start to poke their heads out of the ground. Just yesterday, I noticed the first bloom in the garden. Only an inch from the ground, and in the palest of lavenders, was the first viola. In another month, being from the bravest of seeds, she will be the largest viola in the garden, with the most blooms, and if I'm diligent about deadheading, she will continue to bloom well through July.

Spring is long overdue in my books, and on chilly, cloudy mornings like this one, I feel like my world will never be green again. When it finally does come, it will be that much sweeter.


  1. I feel the same Andrea alas nothing is poking up in my garden beds ...

  2. Those are gorgeous Andrea.. I know I can hardly wait too.. I have one little shoot sticking up from that crazy weedlike sunflower plant I have..lol Violas are one of my fav plants.. the sun is shining now but it is cool.. have a lovely day...

  3. Those are so beautiful! Even though we're having warmer temps here lately, it will certainly be May before I feel comfortable putting anything outside in planters. But it's so hard to resist the urge!

  4. Very pretty - thanks for visiting my from the Etsy forum - I appreciate all my visitors - be sure to stop by this weekend (starts tomorrow) there is a little giveaway on my blog.
    Hugs ~ Jacqueline


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