The power of flowers.
Flower Power as they described it in the 60’s.
They impact our lives in so many ways.
Flowers are one of the great things in life that are truly powerful.
Powerful in that they can put a smile on your face, change a mood, or
make a meal more tasty when you gaze upon the simplest of arrangements on a table.
Flowers turn a gloomy day to sunshine, make a mundane task like washing dishes
not so bad, as you look at a beautiful vase of flowers strategically placed by the sink.
I love flowers, as you all do, and always have them in my home.
I have flowers on this coffee table pretty much all of the time,
as this is the room where we spend most of our time in.
Flowers are typically changing with the seasons like these daisies in summer in a silver teapot.
Or these daisies in the basket of my rusty bicycle.
For the current arrangement on this table,
I wanted to use this beautiful transferware pitcher from my friend Martha.
With each change of a floral arrangement,
there is a change in the vignette on the table.
Coordinating with the style and color and theme of the floral container or the season.
Flowers trigger our senses . . . sight, smell, touch,
and I even feel that you can hear them . . . hear them sing the praises of nature.
We humans are certainly not the only ones that love flowers.
Animals love tip toeing through them, and of course the birds and bees too.
Oh, but I just wish the deer would not like them so much!
I love to preserve the beauty of roses by drying them.
So that we can enjoy them even longer.
The dried roses once looked like this:
Most of my flowers start here, where they are prepared to be placed into containers.
As I stated previously, a pretty vase of flowers
or in this case a miniature orchid by the sink will make your mundane tasks
seem more pleasant.
Place flowers in the unexpected places too.
We actually eat in our dining room often,
so a simple vase of flowers is always the best.
I love re-potting flowers into my vintage flower pots.
Having flowers indoors always make me happy.
However, I am over the moon happy when flowers are blooming outdoors.
Like my hydrangea shrubs that are now filled with buds in which I have not seen for 2 years!
On Mother’s Day, while I was indoors suffering from the dreaded Shingles,
my hubby was outdoors planting Foxgloves that I had purchased the week before.
And as a surprise for Mother’s Day, he went to the garden center
and purchased a new hydrangea plant and planted it. A most wonderful gift.
Before he mulched the area, he wanted to show me his surprise and make sure it was
in an area that I liked before he proceeded to re-mulch the flower beds.
Of course it was planted in the perfect place! 🙂
That hydrangea will be going with me wherever we go . . . as it is very special!
Today, I am joining my friends, my fellow bloggers, to show our love for flowers
and to inspire you on how we use flowers in our homes.
Please visit each of them linked below for a dose of the power of flowers!
Have a most beautiful day!!!