Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Garden Tuesday–Bringing the Joy Inside

My Dining Room

I know what you’re thinking.  What does my dining room have to do with gardening? 

It’s that vase sitting on my table, filled with flowers from the Korean Spice Bush.  Yes, I know it is a very simple arrangement, and wouldn’t win any beauty prizes, especially with that wayward bunch sticking out on the left. 

But it’s mine, it came from my garden, and it brings me joy to snip them and bring them in.  I imagine myself in some long flowing dress, with white gloves on, and a big wicker basket, that I oh-so-carefully set my cuttings in.  In reality, I am in jeans, with some old green pruners, and a ball jar filled with some water that I stuff the stems in.  Whatever.

Please join me for Garden Tuesday and link up below.  I’ve been told that it works better if you use a picture from your web post. 

15 comments:

Joanne said...

I picture you as being right out of Gone With the Wind, in one of those flowing dresses, flowers in hand. I think they're quite lovely!

Big Dude said...

It's nice to be able to enjoy your own flowers while indoor. Bev has some indoor cut flowers much of the time.

Lea Ann said...

It will be awhile before I can enjoy indoor flowers here in Denver. They look beautiful Pam.

Terri said...

That's awesome! Award or not, its the joy of living that matters!

Melynda said...

I love those little blooms! I will have to look for that bush in my local area. I have proof of Spring, I'm just sayin.......

La Table De Nana said...

I love that feeling and that look!

Kala said...

All the more beautiful because you cut them and brought them in:)

Big Dude said...

Pam - I linked picture 5 to your site rather than mine - perhaps yor can delete it. I was confused.

Mary said...

It is always such a treat to bring the first of the flowers into the house. I cut some forsythia yesterday to display in the living room. It like saying a final goodbye to winter. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Marjie said...

I love flowers from the garden, regardless of the arrangement. I brought in an icicle bouquet, but it melted. *sob*

Michelle said...

I think it looks so pretty! Simplicity is always best!!

Kaytee said...

Bringing in flowers from the garden is so much better than buying them from the store.

rebecca said...

i followed Upon Haliburton Hill as soon as i read the word garden..
thanks for the jOy of sharing!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Hi Pam, thanks for the invitation to your blog carnival. I didn't know about this and will do my best to remember it every week and stop by! Thanks for your sweet comment today on my blog too! Happy Spring!

Abby said...

what a great idea! and thank you for the sweet comment, that really made my day