Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Petaled Friends



I'm thinking spring. It's hard not to (despite the snow) when you see bouquets of tulips and daffodils in the grocery store. So I've gathered some photos I took of the flowers we enjoyed last year to tide me through the next couple of months of winter.


The first spring flowers that grace our land are the blossoming fruit trees - they are absolutely breathtaking.


These were the first peonies I clipped at the flower farm. They were so gorgeous and delicate and their pink blossoms enormous!



We have some very old lilac bushes that probably need some serious pruning. They are a bit tattered and worse for wear, but still produce the most fragrant smelling flowers. I take this as my cue to gather them up in bunches and spread them throughout the house.


This was the bouquet I was most proud of last summer as it was the very first clipping from our newly planted rose and peony bushes.



These are the first clippings from the Little Lamb Hydrangea bushes I planted.



These are also Little Lamb Hydrangea but were clipped towards the end of summer, after they turned from milky white to a blushing pink.


And these were the last of the rose clippings before the frost came and lulled everything to sleep.

I've missed my petaled friends and can't wait to see them again this spring.

35 comments :

Kelsey said...

You have gorgeous taste in flowers! I can't wait until my husband and I own our own home and can plant a beautiful garden.

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm off to bed, but thanks for the lovely pictures to help me dream of warmer weather and sweet smelling blossoms!

Kat :)

Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful flowers each and every one. I am longing for springtime and flowers.

KarenSue said...

When I move up north I'm having Lilac's and peonies. Things seem to grow better up north.
Beautiful pictures.
Happy day to you,
SueBee

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

gorgeous images Trina, i'm incredibly jealous that you can grow peonies there!

Spring can't be far off for you guys, i'm almost over summer here in Oz now, so you can have the warmth anytime you like! :)

julesx

Daryl at Vermont Cottage said...

What a lovely post! It reminded me of why I love living in Vermont so much. I do begin to wonder at this time of year :). You've got me thinking about spring.
D.

chair up said...

It's so lovely to have the photos to remember your lovely flowers. I miss being able to pick flowers from my garden very much, but since moving here to this sub-tropical climate, none of the flowers I love will grow:o(
Angex

Martha said...

Having bought tulips at the store, I am yearning for mine! Loved all your photos!

Dear Lillie said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful post!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I love peonies and hydrangea and have a few varieties, but never saw Little Lamb Hydrangea! I will have to look for them and hope they will grow in NY-zone! I do let mine dry and keep them for the winter, but I never took photos of them and this year I will!
~Nancy

unique unique design said...

I love the pictures. My favorite flowers in the world are lilacs (remind me of my grandmother's home), peonies (she, also, had), and hydrangea. Throw in some tulips and I'd be really excited! Hard to grow all those in Texas.
marcie

Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell said...

I'm anxiously looking for some Hyacinth bulbs--they're my favorite spring-time flower! Talk about fragrant. I might also pick up some Paper Whites, as they're also a great winter-into-spring flower. Your photos have me dreaming of blooming trees!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

simply beautiful. We are just now clipping back our roses for the spring blooms. I'm so anxious for them to start - Our peach tree is already sprouting blooms, will have to snap a few pictures of them ... spring is near!

My Yellow House said...

Just a little while longer! I bought myself a bouquet of bright pink mini carnations yesterday and it has brightened my home and my spirits tremendously!
Sarah

annie said...

It can't come too soon!
Especially with -3 today and snow...
Thanks for that breath...
annie

Gail said...

Oh...beautiful flowers. These photos uplift my spirits!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Just beautiful, I would love to have a flower barn nearby. I would be there every week! Come on Spring!!

Morning T said...

Wow- you have some beautiful surroundings both inside your home and out! I am so jealous about your lilacs. I used to have a lilac tree in Colorado and every spring it would produce the most fragrant and gorgeous purple blooms. It's a totally different world in Texas~ about the only thing I can keep alive in the summer heat here is begonias.
Thanks for sharing your lovelies with us.

Grace said...

That is just what we all need - a dose of flowers. I love putting cut flowers in vases all over the house, as well.

Chrissy said...

Oh my your photos are lovely,I too am craving spring!!All the best,Chrissy

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

These are such beautiful pictures! I love how you put flowers all over your home! :)

red ticking said...

this made me so happy today... my garden is all cleaned up and ready to go... my hydranges have spring leaves popping... i sure hope we dont get a freeze .... x pam

Samantha2818 said...

Just found your blog and am now following. You have a lovely home. The shot of your kitchen in this photo is really similar to mine. Love the flowers too! I'm not adventurous with flowers and tend to stick to Lilies as they are my favourites - and also my daughter's name!

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Beautiful flowers! We don't have spring flowering trees in our yard so I have to get my branches at Trader Joe's. Lucky you to have your own!

Brabourne Farm said...

Your photos are divine! Isn't it one of life's wonderful things to grow and pick your own flowers and to be surrounded by gorgeous flowering trees. Leigh

Agoura Antique Mart said...

Stunning! I admire your blog! Maria

Jennifer said...

Every one of them is SO beautiful!!!!

The Polished Pebble said...

Your photos are always so beautiful and serene. Spring is almost here and then we can enjoy the best of Mother Nature again!

PS I really love lilacs and am trying a new variety to grow here in California that doesn't need a hard frost. I hope it grows!

Kelley

the gardeners cottage said...

Hi Trina,

Thanks for posting these arrangements again. I so enjoyed seeing them throughout the year. You really have such a great way of arranging your boquets. They are all so effortless and lovely.

Talk to you soon,

~janet

for the love of a house said...

Beautiful! It's only in the last week that I've had my first thoughts of being ready for Spring! Which is a good thing since we're still many months away!;)
j.

Kathysue said...

Nothing like fresh flowers. They all look so lovely and Springy!! I love a natural loose arrangement the best and you did them beautifully. Kathysue

Floralovely said...

oh wow you have such gorgeous flowers! jealous!!!!!! beautiful images :)

HMCraig said...

I think the arrangements are so stunningly beautiful in their simplicity. Gorgeous gorgeous flowers.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! We need spring to start here!

Timeless Style Design said...

Just found your blog and have read the whole thing and am now a follower. What an incredible transformation. Thanks for sharing so many lovely photos.

Question: in the first photo of your Little Lamb Hydrangea, we see a bathroom faucet. Was this a faucet you replaced and if so, who is the supplier? (It's gorgeous).

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