Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Another tiny bouquet from the garden, arranged in a mini teacup I've had since I was a child. I'm addicted to tiny bouquets! And now that I have a few more things blooming besides the Johnny jump-ups, I can make slightly more complex, but still tiny, bouquets. This has summer snapdragon, pansies, tiny petunias, pinks, and some lemon verbena and vinca way in the back.

I know where the addiction comes from, too--my aunt Molly and my mother. My aunt Molly has always had a gorgeous cutting garden, and would often bring lovely bouquets to summer birthdays and celebrations. And my mother, who is also a terrific gardener, loves all things tiny. Every time I ooh and aah over a tiny flower or bouquet, I can hear her in my head oohing and aahing right along with me.

While I was out snipping, I took a picture of my stone turtle, who is slowly but surely being obscured by a blanket of gorgeous thyme:

And I'm giddy with excitement about this development (hint, look at the bottom left):

Yes, it's my lavender, getting ready to bloom! It didn't bloom at all last summer, so I've been waiting eagerly to see if it would bloom this summer. I planted another variety, with silvery leaves, that doesn't seem ready to put out blooms yet, but at least this one will! Can't wait!


Mimi said...

In a teacup? Brilliance!

Congratulations on the lavendar.

Martha said...

That is soooo sweet!!

I'm so jealous of your lavender! There are only 1 or 2 varieties we can grow as a perennial in MN and I haven't had any luck with it.

I love that picture of the turtle with the thyme cascading over it!


the feathered nest said...

Mmmm....that thyme is gorgeous. What variety is this? Mine is sort of a silvery green - yours is much prettier. I'm jealous of your lavender too!


Ape Maya said...

What beautiful photos! I'd love to have a garden like that but I must not have a green thumb. My spice garden is very bare .. :-( You should see what my thyme looks like! LOL!!