La Vie En Rose

Today is Valentines Day and not surprising that has me thinking pink. Yes, I want to see the world through rose-colored glasses. I want to live la vie en rose. Much of the time I already do see the world through pink lenses. In part that is because I actually have pink objects around meContinue reading “La Vie En Rose”

Flower Fridays: Petunia

At this point I can only dream of petunias, but dream I will. I love planting petunias that drape and spill out of hanging planters. Each year I select a different color to plant—there are so many varieties to choose from in variegated and solid tones. Growing up my mom sometimes called me sweet petunia.Continue reading “Flower Fridays: Petunia”

Flower Fridays: Stock

Stock is such a boring name for a flower (though the species name, Matthiola incana is quite sing-songy). But I will forgive the flower-naming gods because stock is not boring at all. Frilly double flowers in all colors imaginable, some with heady scents, stock make wonderful bouquets. Florists regularly keep them in stock—pun intended! InContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Stock”

Flower Fridays: Lily

The lilies are a full bloom in our garden right now. What wonderful fragrance they provide me while I walk through my garden. Every year we have a large batch of daylilies bursting that look like a firework display they are so tall and lively. We will need to divide them after they have bloomedContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Lily”