Tuesday, September 29, 2015

posies in Rosie's water bottle

Returned Rosanne Shalf's water bottle today, and as per my mother's teachings, it couldn't go back empty. Filled it with zinnias, celosia, and an aster that Rosanne's grandfather used to call "Farewell Summer,"

Oh, and the vine with the orange-ish flowers is crossvine (Bignonia).

Monday, September 28, 2015

selaginella fern

This little fern in round basket usually sits on my side porch, but it was looking so pretty this morning, I decided to bring it in and enjoy it on the windowsill. Love the way the fern has begun to grow between the twigs in the basket.

Friday, September 25, 2015

September honeysuckle

Vince Tolson created this beautiful little arrangement--honeysuckle in a tiny vodka bottle. And it smells SO good!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

celosia stems

I've been pulling up celosia plants and discarding them, but seeing them on the ground made me realize how colorful their stems were. SO: I gathered some up and sort of organized them in a vase. First photo is closeup of of stems in the vase, second if of arrangement on the windowsill, and third is is of what started it all: stems on the ground in the garden.

Monday, September 21, 2015

workshop windowsill--Shrine Mont

This is one of the windowsills in Virginia House at Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, Va. My watch is holding a sprig of scented geranium.

pokeweed, monkey balls, Malabar spinach, hydrangea flowers, gladiolus flowers, etc.

This beautiful arrangement was created by David Pippin and Cabell Hodges at an arranging workshop this past weekend. Gorgeous! I got to bring it home with me (because the container belongs to a friend) and enjoyed it on the front porch for a while before I realized it would sit on the windowsill. Sorry for the ladder in the background, which sort of detracts from the beauty of the arrangement!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

state of mywindowsill

This is sort of a mess, but it is an accurate rendition of the state of my windowsill (and kitchen, and house) right now. Need a "straightening" day.

And despite the mess, hardy begonia leaves on the right are looking mighty pretty with light streaming through them.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Herbs de Nags Head

You've heard of herbs de Provence. This is herbs de Nags Head--basil, parsley, and edible marigolds.