Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Oh what a beautiful bouquet

I wish you could scratch and sniff the screen. The scent is divine.







11 comments:

  1. Oh...I love that tiny vase....Corn Silk,right???
    I have that multiple vase that you gave me at the cottage...
    Perhaps this weekend I can fill it with some tiny blooms...
    I will do that!!!

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    1. I have always just known the pattern to be cornflower. It's one of my favourites. I would love it if you put little blooms in your multi-vase.

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    2. I was just thinking about what I had written...and knew it was wrong!!
      Of course it is cornflower....I have tons of it!!!
      I will do that this weekend, and take a picture!!!
      Even though it is going to be downright chilly again!!

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  2. I can smell those wee blossoms way out here in mountain country. Was the vase your mother's? It is extremely pretty and delicate, perfect for the contents. The rhododendrons are magnificent here at the moment but the weather lacks the appeal of Ontario... chilly is one thing, but damp and chilly is another, and that is what is headed our way.

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    1. Yes the vase was my Mum's favourite vase for lily-of-the-valley, sweet peas, and pansies...all of which my Dad grew annually in his garden. I got a flash message from Crawford's gardens to cover tender plants the next few nights as they are expecting possible frost here! Guess who has begonias, impatients, and other tender planters??? Back in the garage everyone! Did you hear the big explosion in the west end yesterday morning? Yikes.

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  3. I love lily of the valley. Their scent is divine. You have inspired me to put a bunch in a cute vase and place it inside somewhere (out of reach of the cats) so I can enjoy the aroma!

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  4. Utterly charming, what an elegantly simple arrangement.
    Such perfect photos! Yes, I can smell the fragrance from
    here, too - and what a charming memory of your parents to go along with these
    lovely blooms. Recently bought a candle for too much $$...but I walked by, and it
    had a Gardenia scent...my grandmother had many gardenias in her garden, and it
    really did remind me of her. Good luck with the fluctuating weather, BTW.

    Thanks for sharing, Leslie!!

    David

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  5. I am interested in David's comment about gardenias. I have rarely seen them but my mother-in-law loved them and often spoke of them being so popular in her day for corsages. I wonder if they will make a come back. I would love to have a gardenia plant at some time just to see if I could keep it thriving and enjoy it as generations before us did.

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    1. I think David's Grandmother was probably located in Texas. Gardenia's would be tricky here. You'd have to have David as a gardener. He's fabulous! Knows good places in DC for desserts too :)

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    2. Leslie's right...my Grandmother Clara lived on the TX Gulf Coast and lots of things grew well there. However I never saw lilacs or lily of the valley in gardens until moving to the Midatlantic! Regional gardening...so it goes. LJM knows I have more than one sweet tooth! :). David

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