Thursday, October 15, 2015


Even the back lanes in my neighbourhood look inviting at this time of year.

 Not a bad view from my front lawn, eh?

 Despite the time of year there are still some pockets of colour  up here in zone 3 with Rudbeckia and Salvia.

The Echinops seed heads retain interest right through until the snow flies.

 And speaking of the snow flying, this was a blizzard of another kind...


Monday, October 12, 2015


What is one to do when the only flowers available are a multi-coloured mix from the check-out aisle at the grocery store?

It can be a conundrum.

I like to make the best of it by separating out the whites into their own bouquet.

 In this case I joined them with 3 roses that if left in the colourful vase would have not had nearly as much impact.

To further differentiate the final results I cut down the second group dramatically and put them in a much shorter vase.

Now who would guess that each bouquet came from a standard, brash check-out arrangement, would you?

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