Zinnias in the Garden

Zinnias are some of the most colorful, easy to grow flowers in the garden.  Sowing seeds in the spring ensures blooms are at their peak in late August and into the fall.  Bees and butterflies love zinnias, an easy way to help the pollinators thrive.  Next year, I am planting more orange zinnias!

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Peonies in Bloom

The peonies bloom in early June in southern Wisconsin but are here for only a short time.  Pink peonies plus hosta leaves, Solomon seal leaves and snow on the mountain blooms combine to make this garden arrangement.



Pink and Green Wedding

A pink and green themed wedding with a vintage flair . . . the bride wore a lace dress that had been worn by three generations before her.  The flowers included roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, gerbera daisies, chamomile and wax flower.

Bridal bouquet also includes astilbe and eucalyptus. Chamomile emphasized the bride’s love for daisies.
The bridesmaids wore floral print dresses with bright pink and green flowers.
Centerpieces also included white alstroemeria, while the hydrangeas’ leaves served as greenery.
An accent piece using light pink roses that matched the groomsmen’s ties.

Eight Dollar Spring Bouquet

I used to dismiss alstromeria as a “super market” flower sold with unopened, unimpressive blooms.  Now I have a lot of admiration for the flower also known as the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas.  Given a chance, alstroemeria open to a striking yet delicate bloom and last for more than a week, maybe ten days.  The pink and white blooms here are more than a week old and still look fresh!   If you are looking for an economical way to create a pretty bouquet, be sure to consider alstromeria!


Fiesta Roses

The stars of this centerpiece are pink and cream Fiesta roses surrounded by daisy type mums, alstroemerias and mini carnations accented by silver floral wire.



Pink and Cream

Picked up some Fiesta roses for Valentines arrangements …. A great alternative to the usual red holiday theme.  Included here are lilies, green mini hydrangea, daisy type mums, dianthus and more.


Roses, roses

Asymmetrical design is a dramatic presentation for the cake or reception table at a wedding.  This one uses roses, stock, hydrangea, wax flower, ruscus, and seeded eucalyptus.