Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More April Bouquets

Yesterday I walked around the front yard and picked blooms from some of the flowering plants/bushes/shrubs.  I thought adding them individually to small vases would be fun...

Clockwise, starting with top L: Columbine (Aquilegia), Azalea (Rhododendron), Grape Hyacinth (Muscari), Lilac (Syringa), Dwarf Iris (Iris reticulata), Clematis (Ranunculaceae), CandyTuft (Iberis), BugleWeed (Ajuga). Center: Dead Nettle (Lamium)

I have a collection of little glass pitchers and vases in which I placed individual blooms, above.

In addition to the blooms above, Sage (Salvia) is included in this bouquet (Top Right)

Then I made mini-bouquets, experimenting with different blooms in the various vases.


I have them sitting on my kitchen windowsill where I have enjoyed them today.


I would really like to take the time to write individual posts, featuring one for each flower, plant or bush and providing more detail about each. Maybe I'll do that someday, but for now, the photos and names will have to suffice!


There are just so many hours in a day (definitely NOT enough!) and there are so many things I want to write about, in addition to what's blooming. I have photos to share of more blooms in my back gardens.  I also want to share my entire yard, with photos of the expanded garden, and not just individual blooms. I want to share a post about a recent visit with Janet (The Queen of Seaford). She gave me some plants from her garden and I've already planted them. And, my husband dug up old, leggy bushes on both sides of our house, and we're adding new ones. I want to share those, as well.  I will try to add these as time permits.  Meanwhile, I hope your spring is progressing beautifully wherever you are planted!

Today I am thankful for more flowers and photos to post than I have time for~because that means I am never bored:-)



Words and photos ©Thanks For Today, by Jan Huston Doble

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers and bouquets. I love the smell of fresh flowers in a room. MMmmm. Can't wait to see what all you've been up to in your gardens.

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  2. Super gorgeous..what wonderfully charming creations!
    Kiki~

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  3. Jan,
    These are so pretty and cheeful! Last season I always had a little pottery vase of blooms from my garden on my desk at work. This reminds me that I need to renew that custom! And maybe I will use your idea and line up some little vases on my windowsill.

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  4. Love the bouquets! Will be looking forward to future posts of your expanded garden!

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  5. Beautiful flowers Jan, and I love the little pink Lamium. We have a variegated Lamium here that's just now blooming, but has yellow flowers. I have no idea what variety it is though, as the previous owners of the house planted it.

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  6. Great little bouquets Jan. You have a lot blooming. Here not so much!

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  7. Love the little bouquets and cute glass vases.

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  8. Hi Jan, you have a good eye for creating pleasing groups of flowers.

    I have a small collection of tiny glass items I use for vases. My favorites are the little pitchers.
    Marnie

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  9. I love all of your little bouquets! Very nice to have indoors, even with blooms outdoors.

    We have a frost warning tonight. Too strange. When I looked at the forecast this morning, there was nothing but good weather in the 7 day. Oh well. Must be the full moon tonight!

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  10. I don't know what charms me most--the sweet little bouquets or the colorful little vases you have found.

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  11. Jan you have the sweetest little glass vases and bottles. They make the cutest bouquets.

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  12. Very sweet little bouquets. I just brought in some pink and white tulips with delphinium leaves for my kitchen table. I love spring!

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  13. oooh, these are just gorgeous. I love the variety in these little blooms, and what great vases and containers you've collected!

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  14. What fun! I actually tried to make some bouquet photos, and found it forbiddingly difficult. So for now, I'll have to enjoy yours. Happy spring!

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  15. Beautiful bouquets! At the moment, I am enjoying a tiny bouquet on my windowsill... of Historic mix pansies in a vintage green bottle.

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  16. A vase is a frame for a portrait. A beautiful vase compliments the beauty of a flower. Sweet arrangements. ~bangchik

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  17. You have a lovely collection of vases and your bouquets are great. I think I like the first individual bouquet photo best if i had to choose. I am also reveling in the abundance of spring.

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  18. I love all your wonderful glass vases--they are a perfect complement to all your colorful blooms.

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  19. These are some terrific displays of spring flowers. Love them all. And your vases are stunning!

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  20. Oh Jan, your spring bouquets are just beautiful. They really showcase your spring garden so beautifully.

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  21. How delightful! I love your collection of little glass vases. If I didn't have a house full of cats, I'd love to display flowers indoors.

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  22. aloha jan,

    what a beautiful collection of vases and i love how you create little vignettes with your spring flowers...i also have little vases and enjoy doing this type of presentation.

    thanks for sharing your photos and blooms

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  23. An utterly charming group of bouquets, Jan! They must give you a smile with every glance at them. The little vases are so sweet, I love things like that. A grouping of them is brilliant with carefully chosed small flowers. What a delight. You are so right, now nearly enough hours in a day! :-)
    Frances

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  24. How delightful and creative, Jan. (I'm never bored either, only wish there were more hours in a day!)

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  25. Beautiful bouquets. I especially like the last shot; really lovely.

    I know what you mean about there not being enough hours in the day. There's a lot I'd like to blog about too but there's hardly enough time to do it!

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  26. what a great collection of colour glass pitchers. They make your flowers more beautiful.

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  27. Somehow those little glass vases make your blooms so very pretty! Great collection of glass and flowers...enjoy your spring, Kim

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  28. The loveliness of the vases was only surpassed by the color and variety of flowers you highlighted here! Inspiring and sweet to the eye!

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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