floral work April ’19


  Helleborus, Slummer Snowflakes, Grape Hyacinth, Rosemary, Kerria Japponica and Forget me Not.Irises and Tulips from the garden joining glorious Sunflowers and spray roses for a cheerful summer look.Stock, Tulips Chrysanthemums and Casablanca LiliesSummer in AprilFormal centerpiece with daffodils and Tulips rom the gardenDaffodills, Tulips and Summer Snowflakes an Ranunculus from the garden.Daffodills, Irises and…

Narcissus, Daffodils, Jonquil, Happy sights of Spring Delight.


Daffodowndilly She wore her yellow sun-bonnet, She wore her greenest gown; She turned to the south wind And curtsied up and down. She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” –A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young Few other sights shout "SPRING's COMING!" better than  Daffodowndilly does with…

Ranunculus


'I AM DAZZLED BY YOUR CHARM' Fields, meadows and grassy places, bristling with golden Buttercups, can be found throughout the northern temperate regions of the world. Look for these lustrous  and delicate looking beauties near creeks, ditches, lakes or other damp places. Ranunculus is a genus of about 600 species including the Buttercups, Spearworts and…

picture of Sweet William

Sweet William


Sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus) member of the Caryophyllaceae family is as popular as cut flower as a garden plant. Usually grown as a bi-annual it will grow foliage the first year and then blooms the second year. Sometimes it’s a short lived perennial but when given a chance, it will reseed itself generously and behave…

Snapdragon struggles.


During the second half of Spring, when my daily garden walk leads me eagerly to the row of Snapdragons,  I keep my fingers tightly crossed in the hope to find strong healthy shoots that will have ample strength to keep upright those beautiful inflorescence which hopefully will soon appear. Snapdragon's raceme-inflorescence are composed of many…