Flower Power Shots
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Our trip to a Zoological Garden in Southeast Michigan
led us to a really cool castle surrounded by a naturalized
ampitheater-like area. Trailing on these rustic stone retaining walls,
spilled some of the most beautiful Moss Rose I have ever seen!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
These Grape Hyacinths are a
very reliable Spring Hello!
I love this tiny native Iris that seems to always be the first
of the flowering beauties I have in my garden.
It almost looks like a butterfly of some sort with
those 'eyes' of gold on the wings.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
If I had a woods....
I would surely plant bluebells!
This is one of my favorite fairy portraits.
To look around while walking in a woods and be
completely surrounded by this electric blue....
my eyes go a little weird on me, but I love it!
Have you ever walked in a garden of bluebells like this?
The Power of Foliage
I created this garden for a friend of mine.
She had this one problem - could not get ground cover to
grow and frankly I felt that just adding gound cover to a back yard
was boring. "Let's grow color with texture" I said.
After installing the turtleback flagstone you can see the garden
pulls you right in. You want to go further to see more.
The variety of Hostas and Ferns gives a soft texture and there is
color without a lot of flowering here.
I love that about shaded pathways.
Some of the plants used:
Sum & Substance
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Circles of Power Flowers
At this time of year here in Ohio, not much flowering is going on yet in my garden!
I thought why not post a nice dried wreath of what was in my garden last year.
Blue & pink Larkspur, Globe Amaranth in shades of white, light pink & fushia.
Lavender and eucalyptus. ahhhh it smells as nice as it looks!
Our garden shop
sells dried flower & herbal wreaths year round.