Saturday, April 4, 2009

My First Spring Bouquet.

Ah, the rewards of working in the garden: fresh air, the smell of the earth, seeing things grow, buds opening up, the birds fluttering around, the wonderful color of green. At the end of the day I had dirt under my fingernails (I just can't seem to keep my gardening gloves on all the time), aching muscles, lots of good plant matter to compost, a trellis moved, one more area tidied up , some things moved to new spots and this pretty bouquet for the table. My first spring bouquet!
All in all, a very satisfying afternoon!
This morning I am off to a quilting class.
Rhondi

28 comments:

  1. It looks like the garden won out yesterday:>) Are those white zinnias? And phlox! We don't get those in Michigan until July or August! You must have a spectacular growing season. I think I want to move south!

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  2. Oh I am so, so envious of your dirty fingernails, aching muscles, and compost!! I wish I had all those things also. My garden is still a puddle of mud...but there are a few bright purple crocus by the doorway and that gives me hope.

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  3. Your spring bouquet is so pretty! I can't believe you have all of that blooming in your garden already! Do you know we have freeze warnings for Monday and Tuesday night, with snow possible for Monday night? Now I am going to have to cover my raised beds.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  4. That sounds like a perfect day, Rhondi. The bouquet you made is gorgeous. I hope to find some time for gardening this weekend too. It sounds like the weather should be beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful bouquet! I love to work in the garden this time of year. Too quickly it will be too hot this far south. Enjoy your beautiful flowers.

    Jocelyn

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  6. Your flowers are so beautiful! I bet your garden is going to be wonderful! I haven't been able to work my flower beds yet. Hopefully soon. I just love working in my yard.

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  7. Your Spring bouquet is lovely. There is nothing as rewarding as being in the garden early in the morning. A cup of tea is deserved and a peek out the window to admire your handiwork.
    Karen

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  8. How beautiful!! And to think they came from your garden! Here it is cold, rainy, cold, cold, cold...get the picture? Anyway, glad you were able to get outside and create something so pretty!!

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  9. I have never had any desire to live in the south until this moment when I saw you actually had flowers from your garden. I haven't even been able to rake my yard yet. Their beautiful.

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  10. What a gorgeous bouquet, Rhondi! You are so far ahead of us - flowers, other than primula, are only in my dreams. We don't even have daffodils in our hills yet.
    It seems that you made the right decision yesterday!

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  11. Rhondi... that is so pretty!

    Love this bouquet! Particularly love it in that blue and white bowl.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  12. Your bouquet is beautiful! I'd say you are quite the gardener! I do not have a green thumb so right now I'm afraid I'm green with envy!

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  13. We (out here in the high desert) are so far behind the rest of the country .... I am having gardening envy. Your bouquet is wonderful!

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  14. This sounded like a perfect afternoon to me!! I'm looking forward to the warmer weather and starting all my plans. Then I can stop buying bouquets!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  15. Oh how I wish I had flowers in my yard like that. Quilting class sounds like so such fun.

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  16. The flowers are so pretty. I finally see daffys coming up in my yard. I am not a gardener so they have to just come up on their own.
    I do not have a green thumb.
    Nancy

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  17. lovely bouquet! doesn't spring make you want to putter and spruce things up?? i need new garden gloves. i have a hard time finding a pair that doesn't make my hands sweat but keeps all the dirt out. big sigh!!

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  18. What a beautiful way to begin Spring. laurie

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  19. What a beautiful bouquet Rhondi! You must have a breathtakingly beautiful garden. I can't stand to have gloves on my hands either, but a little dirt under the nails is not a bad thing I am thinking . . .

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  20. Good morning Rhondi :)

    Your flowers are beautiful! We have hardly a peep of Spring here, but I can't wait for it to be in full bloom :)

    How wonderful to meet Penny! I have yet to meet a fellow blogger, but I think I will very soon ;)

    I hope you have a wonderful Spring filled day today!

    hugs,
    rue

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  21. Hi Rondi, it's so nice to see people having spring bouquets! We are just now getting out of the snow! Yesterday it was warm enough to get a little gardening done for the first time this year! I'm sure we will have some blooms in a couple of months though! Have a great week!
    xxxooo
    Marilyn

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  22. Rhondi,

    That's a gorgeous floral arrangement! Love that Dedham bunny in the background! :)

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  23. Ah yes dirt under the nails...... don't you just love the scent of fresh dirt.... The flowers are enchanting....
    HUgs
    Linda

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  24. Oh yes, gardening is such good therapy. Your spring arrangement is beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  25. Hi Rhondi...this beautiful spring bouquet makes all the hard work & aches worth it...Lovely! ;-) Bo

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  26. All this from your garden, and so early in the season- simply devine.

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  27. Good morning Rhondi, thank you so much for the kind comments about Beth and our grandsons. There is some peace knowing she is not suffering now.

    Your spring flowers with the rabbit is so pretty. Then comes the cold weather. Sigh.

    I am doing Thankful Thurs. if you are hosting. I am doing something everyone should read. Have a happy day.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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Rhondi