Nothing beats fresh flowers in the home. They add so much to a room. I usually buy a bunch of flowers and put them in a vase. Today I’m sharing a professionally arranged fall bouquet my friend Carolyn received. I love the variety of shades and flowers. I hope you enjoy it.Read More
Roses in a Crystal Bowl
At the grocery store there was a small bouquet of 6 roses. Three were pink and three were a creamy white. I trimmed the short stems and arranged them in a crystal bowl with greenery from the yard. My dining table had a vintage lace tablecloth on it. I placed a natural fiber woven mat in the center of the table and added my bowl of roses. I like contrasting textures.Read More
Easter Flowers at Publix
Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix, is an employee-owned American supermarket chain headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. My favorite supermarket is a Publix close to my home. Every holiday there are displays of flowers appropriate to the season. Today I’m sharing photos from my visit this last Thursday before Easter. Happy Easter everyone!Read More
Roses & Periwinkle
On my table I used my vintage lace tablecloth, my brass candleholders, and a vase of flowers. Two kinds of roses from the grocery store and periwinkle from the yard were mixed together.
Peach Double Hibiscus & Periwinkle
I made a little bouquet of some tropical peach double hibiscus and a few white periwinkles from the yard. Remember I live in semi-tropical central Florida where I have flowers almost year round.
Sunflowers & Baby’s Breath
Today I’m celebrating the season with a simple bouquet of sunflowers and baby’s breath on the dining table.
Amaryllis & Anthurium
Amaryllis is a subtropical bulb that belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family and is native to South Africa. It is grown as a potted plant in most parts of the United States but can also be grown outdoors year round in warm areas like Florida. Anthuriums are herbaceous epiphytes native to tropical America, a genus of more than 800 species found in the New World tropics from Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay.
Several weeks ago I shared my summer red, white, and blue table with a centerpiece of hydrangea and anthuriums. My hydrangea flowers didn’t last long, but true to nature, the anthuriums still look beautiful. As a houseplant, the “flowers” or spathes can last a month or two. It seems in a cut bouquet, they still have a long life. Unbelievably right before Independence Day, my big white amaryllis produced a huge new stalk with 4 buds. As the winds and rain came from the tropical storm Elsa, the stalk with the open flowers bent to the ground. I cut the stalk and made a new arrangement of white amaryllis and anthuriums. Cost $0.00
This is the time of year I want to visit local gardens and take drives looking at blooming flowers. Drives I can take but I’m still limiting my activities. At home I decorate more with fresh flowers too. Today I am sharing flowers, one of my favorite things, from a very inexpensive supermarket bouquet. Read More