Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Indoor Garden



As I've continued to trim the stems of the hydrangeas to make them last longer, they've required smaller and smaller vases. I placed the collection around the sink and realized that they made for a lovely little indoor spring garden.

It will sustain me for now as the garden outside is still very quiet.


The only sign of blossoms so far are the sweet baby buds from the old lilac bush. They're the first to bloom in spring and are a wonderful reminder of the fragrances and flowers we'll enjoy in the months to come.

That first lilac bouquet will be heavenly.

I can't wait. xo

35 comments :

  1. Thank you for springtime inspiration. And today is the big day here in my garden: The last piles of snow will disappear today! It's warm outside for the first time this year. (Sadly it's snowing at the north of Norway now, but hot here in the south :o) I did tidy up in the garden last autumn, so it looks quite all right. Now I can walk around and enjoy what's coming up. It's something new every day. Life is great!

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  2. Hi - your posts are always so calming! Lovely to look at. :-) LB x

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  3. WHat a pretty kitchen sink! The hydrangeas look great in their little vases. I can't wait for mine to flower :)

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  4. Your hydrangeas are beautiful. I could learn to love washing dishes if I was surrounded by that indoor garden. : )
    thanks for sharing.

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  5. Trina, Love the way you displayed the flowers on your kitchen counter, very fresh and simple - looks magazine photo shoot worthy. I can't wait for the hydrangeas to bloom in our area. As long as the deer don't get to them first. All the best, Lori

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  6. Our lilacs are in full bloom and they do smell heavenly! I love your beautiful hydrangea blossoms!

    Kat :)

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  7. Love that farmhouse sink! Lucky you coming into spring and having those gorgeous lilacs, we are heading into Autumn now but have lots of maple trees around us so the colours will be magnificent!
    alicia

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  8. Love that farmhouse sink! Lucky you coming into spring and having those gorgeous lilacs, we are heading into Autumn now but have lots of maple trees around us so the colours will be magnificent!
    alicia

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  9. What a beautful display! My grandma always told me that she was sure that lilacs were the scent of heaven! I think she's right. Have a wonderful day! Heather

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  10. Interesting. Your daffodils were about four weeks ahead of ours but we seem to have caught up on the lilacs. Can't wait for the first scent of lilacs to fill the air. It's one of my favorites.

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  11. My husband and I are in love with your counter top, we're looking for one on our kitchen island and I just may be dragging the photo of yours around to get a match! As always, beautiful photos and beautiful blog!

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  12. I know! I'm waiting for my old lilac bush to start blooming. I transplanted 4 more last summer, but only 3 made it through the tough northern winter!
    I love your home sooooo much!

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  13. I've been doing the same with the blooms from my new hyndrangea. I prefer them short and in small jars/vases so the full bloom is all you see.

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  14. love the little white collection Trina, its so pretty! julesx

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  15. Your hydrangeas look beautiful! Love the arrangement. I'd have hydrangeas around all the time if I could.

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  16. So pretty! I love the flowers.

    I always admire your farm sink.

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  17. Hydrangeas are some of my favorite flowers! I need to remember to trim mine back everyday...they seem to die to soon...any other tips on how to keep them alive inside? I love your collection of small vases...so pretty!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  18. These tiny arrangements are so sweet. Love to see what you are up to in that beautiful kitchen!

    ~jamilyn

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  19. Your indoor garden is lovely! The green and white looks so gorgeous against your wood countertops! I'm envious that you have a lilac bush ~ they smell heavenly!
    Enjoy your spring flowers ~

    Sarah

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  20. When I saw that image of the kitchen sink I was sure it was from ideal home or country living but then I realised it was yours!!! How lucky are you, your kitchen looks fabulous!!!

    All things nice...

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  21. Trina,
    I love the simplicity of the arrangement. I adore hydrangeas as well. Lots of buds here in the deep south, but no blooms yet. I can't wait.

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  22. Your indoor garden is so beutiful and so artfully arranged.

    I love lilacs. I planted a small verison a couple years ago but have not been very happy with it. Very little blooms and it's taking forever to grow. I hoping to figure out a place to plant a full size pale purple one this spring.

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  23. I love the hydrangeas, they are beautiful and so is the sink. I live in Arkansas and my lilacs are just now fully bloomed. They are lushous!!! I have both purple and white. I planted the white one about two years ago and this is the first year to have blooms. Emjoy!!

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  24. Oh my! I have just found you. Your home is one of the most beautiful ones I have seen. Thank you for sharing!
    Laura x

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  25. Love the hydrangeas. I can't wait for mine to bloom. Carla

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  26. i cannot wait for the burst of lilacs... counting down the days... xx

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  27. After all the crazy spring snow you've had you deserve lilacs in full bloom...very soon and ones that will last twice as long (if only...)! Looking forward to seeing your beautiful arrangements with them.

    The hydrangea's look so sweet, such a good idea...I'd be looking for any chance to do the dishes if my sink was surrounded by all those petite beauties.

    So pretty!
    J~

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  28. What a lovely indoor garden! I use to have flowers in a little vase near the sink. My husband asked me why I put them on such an unusual place, and I explained to him: "If you had to spend so much time at the sink, you might perhaps be pleased to have something beautiful there."
    Our lilacs didn't blossom the first two years after we planted them, but now they do a bit more every year, and I can't wait to see and smell those white and dark purple wonders!

    Angelika

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  29. I love lilacs...and remember taking a walk down our country road when I was in labor with my daughter...and bringing home armfuls of lilacs to put around the house.

    You will have a bounty. Soon.

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  30. Love Lilac too! I can't wait for it to bloom, but I am a bit behind you on that. Just a little green coming out right now here in Maine. I do make a Lilac soap that I introduced to my customers for the first time last year, in June, when our Lilac bloom. Cusomers went crazy for it's exact fragrance. I better stir up a batch or two to get ready. :)
    Shannon
    www.cascobaysoap.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Trina,

    As usual your photography is stunning. I'm so impressed that your hydrangeas are lasting so long. My lilac is producing right now as we speak!

    ~janet

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  32. I'm lovin' the non~clutter! Everything is so simply beautiful...

    I never understood until now why my mom keeps everything! With three children of my own and almost 30 years of marriage, I totally understand how it can happen. It's alot of birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, mother's days gifts, Christmas gifts, and on and on and on....but after awhile where to put it ALL.

    I'm wondering also if that's mountain peeks from the porch dining picture I see? I can hardly stand these beautiful South Georgia mornings we are having...how awesome that view would be at morning brunch! Wow!

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  33. I haven't thought indoor gardening could be so wonderful.

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  34. You mentioned your lilacs--I just found out the most interesting tidbit about them. Apparently the way archaeologists find the trash heap -- aka the outhouse -- when doing digs in the ruins of old houses is to find the lilac bush! Lilacs where often planted next to the outhouse to mask the smell!

    Is your house old enough to have had an outhouse?

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