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Cut Flower Chronicles: May

Our little community garden plot has completely taken off this month. My rows of seedlings have transformed themselves into gorgeous happy blooms and I couldn't be more pleased with our progress. As many of you know, much of my growing has been trial focused to determine what grows well in Texas and who can stand… Continue reading Cut Flower Chronicles: May

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Elegant Easter Flowers

It hasn't felt like Easter here in Austin. Even after not living in Oregon for 10 years, I still expect Easter season to be filled with rain, just buckets of rain. And yet, here we are, one week away from Easter and very little rain these past few weeks. One thing is the same though,… Continue reading Elegant Easter Flowers

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Texas Heat Floral Arrangement

Our first real thunderstorms of the year are happening as I write this post. We are only a few days away from the official start of Spring here in Texas but as is common in the South, we may skip right over Spring and barrel straight into Summer. Today's high was 83 degrees, 61% humidity.… Continue reading Texas Heat Floral Arrangement

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Sunrise Sunset Orange Flowers

I'm not usually one to swoon over orange flowers. We've lived in both Tennessee and Texas the past 10 years and if there's one thing both states know how to do well, it's adorn themselves in orange (if you're unfamiliar with this reference, think university sports). However, orange seems to be popping up everywhere this… Continue reading Sunrise Sunset Orange Flowers

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Country Garden Flowers

I absolutely love this crock. I'm not sure if "crock" is the proper terminology but that's how I am labeling this vase. I feel like it evokes a calm country simplicity that is both casual and elegant at the same time. I kind of have a thing with vases which is why I started sharing… Continue reading Country Garden Flowers

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Tulips: Bold & Beautiful

I was suckered in to buying these gorgeous tulips last weekend from Home Depot, yes, I said it, Home Depot. They were simply so bright and bold and I instantly fell in love. My beautiful sister gets a bouquet each week and I felt these would be the perfect statement to add to her workspace. … Continue reading Tulips: Bold & Beautiful

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Moody Spring Florals

This temperamental Texas weather has me feeling a bit moody this weekend. Sometimes the best way to shake it, is to embrace it. So I turned on a semi-moody playlist, courtesy of Katie at Ponderosa & Thyme, (she assembles the absolute best playlists) and set to work creating this moody Spring arrangement for a lovely coworker.… Continue reading Moody Spring Florals

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Blushing Bridal Bouquet

It is, in fact, NOT Spring in Texas yet. Texas has a way of making me believe we've turned the corner, teasing me with her warm winds and sunshine-y days. Once she's made me a believer, the switch is flipped and  it's suddenly 34 degrees and I'm standing outside looking a fool in my shorts… Continue reading Blushing Bridal Bouquet

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Spring Surprises

Texas Spring is here, y'all! Some may dispute my claim of Spring but I'm sticking to it. Our last frost date was Saturday and flowers are springing into action all around the yard. Last week's anemone harvest consisted of a solid 2 stems per day. Today, however, I was able to harvest 9 anemone stems… Continue reading Spring Surprises

Black and White Anemone
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Black and White Anemone “Wind Flower”

I woke up this morning to the most beautiful Anemone blooms or "wind flowers" from the root anemoi who were the Greek wind gods--a fitting description for these flowers that survived a surprisingly bitter Texas freeze and harsh winds. Last year, I found this photo of Floret's drop-dead-gorgeous Black and White Anemones and decided I couldn't… Continue reading Black and White Anemone “Wind Flower”

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Feminine Florals

I spent Saturday working on our new community garden plot. Yes, I ran out of planting room at the house. Jack and I hand-tilled a 20x20 area and I ended up spending Saturday evening laying on a heating pad. Yes, I'm 80. I decided I needed to take it a bit easier on myself for… Continue reading Feminine Florals