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Spring at the Cottage

My Mother in law is the queen of the cottage bouquet. I look forward to the fresh flowers awaiting me on the bedside table so much--it always signals that it's time to relax and enjoy the fresh air and a night by the fire. Here, I've picked some novelty tulips and early snap dragons to make a rustic little arrangement of my own. This clay pitcher is one of my very favourite vessels and the yellow blooms really do it justice.

From Our Garden

Here are just a few highlights from the 2018 growing season. Lupins, Poppies, Cosmos, Dahlias, Zinnias and much more will be bursting into life in the coming months, and I for one, can't wait!

Experiment

My favourite thing about the winter is that I have the odd extra hour to fiddle around and experiment with different forms of floral design. The spring and summer months fly by in a blink and I barely have time to photograph any arrangements before they're out the door. This little project gave me the opportunity to play with floral-frogs and different textures. This one was a little out of my comfort zone and didn't end up being a personal favourite. Ranunculus, however,  are always a favourite of mine, they're so beautiful but such a challenge to grow!

Renaissance

It was the last day of March and the promise of spring had been in the air for weeks. The snow had been melting, the birds had returned, I even found a few little tulips poking out of the damp garden beds. However, on this particular morning I awoke to discover Mother Nature had dumped a whopping 6 inches of snow on us overnight. I was displeased, to say the least. As I sat inside and grumbled, I flipped between watching a little Monty Python and researching Elizabethan Weddings for an upcoming project. All that Renaissance inspiration came to life in this super moody and romantic little mugful of blooms.

Autumn Inspired Bridal Bouquet