Photography, Creativity and Inspiration for a modern traditional life, home and garden with a sprinkling of fashion and beautiful things...a vintage twist by an old broad who's havin' fun learning and seeing new things...that now includes a new photography business (VintageModernPhotography.com) along with my daughter (samantha-smith.com)! 2011 will be a very exciting year!
I love spring and I wish I could be more prepared with planting seeds in fall for sweet peas and other favorites but my garden surprises me every year with beautiful blossoms from Bearded Iris to Acanthus. It is a mediterranean style cottage garden, overflowing with drought tolerant plantings and accents. Here is how it looked after the off and on again rains this past month after it got weeded (finally!).
I have a few projects this year but I better get to them before the heat of summer! I hope I have time to plant a couple succulent topiaries and fill a couple pots. I'd also like to hang a candle chandelier from the tree over the porch and a birdbath in one of the planting beds. If I don't trim the olive shrubs they will overtake the garden soon! I hope your garden is just as lovely!
I love getting flowers on fridays. It makes my house look beautiful for weekend dinners, brunches and even in my bathroom for getting ready to go out! They make me smile. I know some people don't like cut flowers because they wilt and die. (Pssst, they are already dead!)
I love them because they are a little bit of cheer and there are always more blooming in the garden or at the flower shop for next weekend! Here is a pretty bouquet that would look nice framed next in a bedroom, don't you think? Lilacs are in bloom and mine are finally mature enough to have blossoms of my own.