I adore flowers. If I had my way I would do away with most of the grass and have carpets of flowers everywhere. Of course this is not possible and grass is necessary, I guess.
Anyway, when we bought out house it came with a peony. I had no idea how fortunate I was until it bloomed and I fell in love. Last year I noticed that next to it a new plant was growing and I became even more giddy. Oddly enough I never cut any to being into the house. I just loved going over to them and smelling them and commenting on their beauty.
The other day I noticed my neighbor snipping some of his irises and peonies and placing them in a case.
This was my "duh" moment.
So just a few minutes ago I went out and voila! I have a small but charming arrangement in my kitchen.
Here is also a partial shot of my vegetable garden. The back rows are carrots (and whole lot of unregulated mint to keep away the deer. See, my life has turned into a deer stopping mission.). A kind friend bought me a packet of carrot and sunflower seeds. The carrot seeds are the size of a gnat and I had no desire to take tweezers and space them out correctly so I just did my best assuming my rocky dirt would produce nothing. I am afraid that out of 500 seeds, 100 or more took. Good thing we love carrots. My tomato plants look like crap so I added more compost and even potting soil in the hopes of reviving them. We shall see. We did join a CSA this year so I know we will have tomatoes. It is just nice to be able to walk out into your yard and grab one when it is ripe.
Have a wonderful weekend!