Monday, February 27, 2017

wee daffodils

Must be a childhood thing. The wee daffodils have always been my favorites.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

fancy Ornithagalum

This little flower was leftover from a much larger arrangement I did on February 12, so it's over 10 days old. Couldn't toss it though, because this little piece is still so pretty. The photo is out of focus because I was too tired to go get my tripod. Early gardening fatigue!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February peaches, artichoke, and weathered hellebore leaves

This arrangement evolved in response to the colors in a scarf I seldom wear but I've always loved. The rock-hard peaches and artichoke came from the grocery store, the maroon carnations from the florist, the weathered hellebore leaves and the green hellebore leaves from the garden. The most enjoyable part of making this was using the nearly-dead hellebore leaves, because I had them in my hand ready to throw them away when I realized they were the "weathered brown" I was looking for!

Here's the scarf.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

first daffodils

Drum roll.....the first daffodils are blooming! This is a very early variety called 'Rjenveld's Early Sensation.' I posted a photo of them blooming in the yard earlier. Today I decided to pick a few and bring them inside where I could enjoy them up close. The dark green foliage is camellia foliage I picked way before Christmas. It still looks good in another arrangement, and a stole a piece of it from that arrangement to use in this one.

winter aconite

I knew something was going to migrate into this vase if I left it on the windowsill long enough! Today I filled it with winter aconite, which has been blooming in the yard now for about a week. So cheery!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

oak leaf

I'm sure this little vase will draw something into it before the week is over, but, for now, I like it just sitting on this giant oak leaf I found along the Ashland Trolley Line this afternoon.

felt doll finds a habitat

This little felt doll, a gift from Rosanne Shalf, migrated to the windowsill last week. I think it's because she liked the colors!