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April 2014

Hybrid Tea Harvest

Last year, I was in my friend, Mary's garden when her HT's started popping. She was away and said I could take what I wanted. How could I resist filling a bucket with these great forces of Nature? I don't know their names, save for the Double Delight. Maybe she will chime in here and tell us.

 

Hybrid-Tea-harvest

 

Hybrid-tea-roses

 

Thank you Mary  !

 


Happy Easter! 2014

 

Eggs in nest easter

 

 

Iphieon-in-eggshell-vase

 

Last year at Easter, I made dozens of flower-filled eggs and meant to blog about them. It's nice to know, one year later, that it's not too late. In this version, we have iphieon with nutmeg geranium. I laid a bed of moss and then hot glued the eggshell to a Japanese sauce dish. 

 

 

Flowers-in-eggshells

Porcelain egg cups hold the fragile vases here. The pink flowers are nemesia. 

 

 

Eggshells

I found this handy eggshell cutter at Crate and Barrel.

If you don't have time this year for such a project, pin it for next year.

 


Spring Flowers

These spring flowers taken last year just before the roses bloomed.

 

Spring-flowers

 

All these are blooming now, except for the pink senecio which didn't last. As happens every year (it seems), there is a heat wave this week that will surely open the roses too fast for my taste– sigh.