Sunday, April 11, 2010

Shop And Garden

What a busy week the garden has had. Accompanied by the cat and 4 and 20 blackbirds I just took a morning stroll. Between the 90 degree days and the rain the garden has grown and grown, mixing April with May. The lily of the valley are up and coming (whatever happened to valley for May Day). the peonies are up to my knees and loaded with buds, our Miss Kim lilac is HUGE and revving up to open. And the weeds? I foresee a busy day ahead of me.

Before I get down and dirty, here are a few pics from yesterday's wedding. The bridal bouquet was much more traditional than we usually do. White peonies, stephanotis, hypericum berries, green hydrangea and freesia. The bridesmaids carried sweet nosegays of peonies, hypericum, hydrangea and cherry blossoms. And here's a shot of the van loaded with centerpieces and off to the party.

Now I'm off to party in the garden. Hope you all have a lovely Sunday.


  1. What says Mother's Day better than peonies? Well, most years. They were a favorite of my grandmother and I always took her a vaseful. This year, I think they may make May Day! Like yours, mine are full of buds. oh happy spring!

  2. Gorgeous flowers. I saw lilies of the valley opening round the corner here in Brooklyn. And we wondered about May, too...

    I have peonies envy????:-)

  3. Hi Jane,

    Those bouquets are very pretty! Love the flowers you chose. Wish I had a flower shop like you. Sounds like the perfect job to me!

    Your garden sounds very pretty. I hope you will show us some pictures soon?!

    Enjoy your day in the garden!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  4. Webb, Peonies are the perfect for Mother's Day or any day. We usually have lilacs too, but I don't see that happening, do you?

    Marie, You Freudian slipper, you. Even the crepe myrtle has leafed out, what will we have left in June?

    Madelief, Thank you. It is the perfect job, aside from constant delivery worries! More garden pictures coming, soon and constantly.

  5. You know, it's really kind of nice to see a 'non-traditional Co Flowers' wedding. Loved the all-white bouquet.

  6. I love all the pink mounds! I want to just dive in.

  7. Ah, the weeding is what ends up killing me..! I'm so so so terrible at staying on top of it. And I do have a soft spot for peonies, I must say. No surprises there.

    Hope you will have a wonderful rest of your week.


  8. hi and thank you for visiting us! your bouquets are gorgeous. the lilies of the valley are just appearing here and i can't wait. i love the fragrance and those tiny bells.