Finding Beauty

Despite having a busy session load this week, I’ve spent an enormous amount of time overhauling our front yard into a lasagna garden with layers and layers of organic material, eventually to be topped with wood mulch. I’ve planted mums, transplanted marigolds from the backyard beds to more of a front display, uprooted tomato plants, and added compost galore. Today is garlic planting day, as well as another canned salsa adventure to use some of the tomatoes and massive haul of jalepeno’s. It’s a lot of work, but I enjoy the time, the creativity and the physical vigor.

In addition to “painting” our yard with color and prepping the Fall/Winter garden beds, I’ve taken to flower arranging. These bouquets turned out so pretty that I felt called to share them here. Gardens can be productive and beautiful!

Bouquet I made for David and me when I accidentally snapped off two zinnias gone wild. "Fixing" the problem became a delight.

Bouquet I made for David and me when I accidentally snapped off two zinnias gone wild. “Fixing” the problem became a delight.

A bouquet I made last night for David's mom.

A bouquet I made last night for David’s mom.

A different angle of David's mom's bouquet. It's actually a 360 display, with so many different colors and flower types, even herbs!

A different angle of David’s mom’s bouquet. It’s actually a 360 display, with so many different colors and flower types, even herbs!

Before I made the bouquet for his mom, David sent me the following picture with this quote: “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust

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I had to smile, because, yeah … as much work and love as I put into it, my garden does. 😉 And I’m ever so grateful!

4 responses to this post.

  1. the flower arrangements are so beautiful and magickal. next stop faery flower artist <3!

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  2. Giggles and thanks! I used to think I wasn’t good at arranging flowers. Last night I realized that it’s just when you buy flowers at the grocery store, you’re limited to whatever’s there. With these, I can go outside and snip colors and shapes to my heart’s and eyes’ content. 🙂 Very faery, indeed. 🙂

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  3. and totally fun! wild flowers are the best. super enchanting. happy to see you “flourishing” 😉

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