Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pretty garden flowers

Last summer my DH decided to work his gardening magic talents and try growing seeds of wildflowers, Zennias, Cornflowers, Echinacea,  Daisies, etc. on a large patch of wonderful earth (small hill) he had been creating from all his extra compost. The earth was rich and ready to grow some wonderful flowers! That patch of hill took that seed readily and provided the most luscious flowers all summer long.

I thought I would follow the lead of many of you and share flowers today to remember what is waiting for us at the end of a long winter. The Earth and flowers are simply sleeping right now, and waiting for Spring's arrival.

"Just remember, in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows,
lies a seed, that with the sun's love,
in the Spring becomes the rose!" 
~Amanda McBroom

Here is a small vase of the wildflowers he grew as well.

Here is a pretty cutting of one of my hydrangeas in a sweet pink glass frog vase:

Linking up with Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday!


  1. What a lovely garden you must have! Not much out now, but you have a lot to look forward to! Looks like an English cottage garden! Thanks for your visit and HPS!

  2. So many pretty wildflowers and I do like the pitcher and plate with the butterflies. Composted gardens always provide robust flowers.

  3. Good Morning, Michele,
    Your flowers are so beautiful. Hubby has a very green thumb! Can't wait for spring and more flowers.
    Wishing you a wonderful week,
    Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

  4. Beautiful flowers, and hope that Spring will return again. We had about 5 inches of snow in Nova Scotia Friday, so I need the reminder of all that is laying dormant below that snow today. Thanks Michele!!

  5. So many lovely flowers to look forward to. Beautiful photos.

  6. Those flowers are gorgeous. I always grow zinnias from seed, but have never tried perennials. Thanks for the encouragement, I may just give it a go this year. What wonderful use of a compost pile.


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