As a gardener and one who makes her living with flowers, Spring is my favorite time of year. The promise of another gardening season filled with a riot of color, fragrance and work! Yes, it's true, I look forward to the work as much as I look forward to reaping the rewards. It's very soul satisfying when you uncover a bunch of bouquets you're delivering and the Mother of the Bride quickly and loudly takes a breath in surprise and delight, and starts to tear up a little (true story, happened this weekend). It's just as satisfying, but in a more earthy all-about-me way when I can sit with a beverage after that delivery, in my garden, and appreciate a job well done (while noticing the edging, weeding, and planting that still has to happen). Spring is a time of promise, when the entire wedding and gardening year is before you, and you just know it's going to be a great year!
Here's some of the work we've already accomplished this year, starting early in February, when the hellebores were just starting to bloom.....
|First of the garden bloom, the hellebore 'Tutu|
|bridesmaids bouquets, ready for delivery|
|a wild spring wedding|
|Doesn't Kristy look gorgeous on her wedding day?|
|beautiful combination of green spider mums, hypericum, pink spray roses, pink and orange gerbera and standard orange and hot pink roses |
|lovely table number, designed by the bride - the perfect compliment to her centerpieces!|
|Easter flowers at River Creek Club|
|Ceremony flowers for Andrea and Drew|
|boutonnieres of Malibu and Tangerine, ready for action|
|bridesmaid bouquets were select blue hydrangea, white and orange germini with Orange Unique roses|
|the bridal bouquet - Orange Unique and Escimo roses with white and orange germinis, thistle, and amazing blue hydrangea from Holland|