White & Turquoise Vignette For November

It’s the beginning of November, and most of us in the USA are thinking about our next big holiday, Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for all the wonderful people who visit my blog and celebrating the season with a white rose bouquet. There are also 2 little pink roses in the handful of white. I placed the small bouquet in a turquoise glass vase on one of my turquoise plates. I do love turquoise and also teal. They’re especially nice to use in the fall. Both go great with browns, tans, and even orange. This bouquet is just a pale group of flowers on a deep colored plate.

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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.

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Leu Gardens, Orlando, Florida

Leu Gardens. 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, Florida
Leu Gardens
Open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Christmas)

This post was originally shared on July 5, 2018. I have updated it with current information. Photos were taken over several seasons.

The next time you visit Central Florida and the Orlando area, take a day to visit beautiful Leu Gardens.  The gardens are an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis minutes from Downtown Orlando. Each garden is designed specifically to further the mission: inspire visitors to appreciate and understand plants. The garden and historical home were donated to the City of Orlando in 1961 by Mr. Harry P. Leu and his wife, Mary Jane.  Admission is a reasonable $15 for adults, $10 for children 4 – 17, and free for children 3 and under. You can purchase admission tickets online. The following first Mondays will be Free Admission days at Leu Gardens:  July 4, 2022 – August 1, 2022 – September 5, 2022 – October 3, 2022.

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My Favorite Flowers & Nature Photos From 2021

Monday we looked at the top posts of 2021 in terms of visitors and link party features.  At the end of the first year of my little blog, I did a post of my favorite flowers from the year before.  I included flowers in the garden or in a bouquet.  If you’ve visited me before you probably know flowers are one of my great loves.  Several years ago I also included a few nature shots, another great love. Today’s post is some of my favorites photos of flowers and nature  from 2021.  I hope I included some of yours too.

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Heather’s Garden June 2021

I’m very happy today to share another season of Heather’s Garden in Michigan. Heather is married to my nephew James.  Photos today by Heather Murphy. Thanks again for your generosity.

 

For several weekends toward the end of May, Heather was working in the garden.  First James and Heather totally redid one flower bed adding a row of roses.

 

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Pink Rose Welcome Summer Printable

The first day of summer this year is Sunday, June 20th.  To me, June is the month of roses. When my sister and her husband purchased their Michigan home back some decades ago, one of the loves was the old huge pink climbing rose on the side of the house. Each June brought a bounty of beauty. My sister had bowls of roses everywhere. Today’s printable is a Welcome Summer sign with lots of pink roses.

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