Wednesday, June 26, 2013

seasonal bouquet 6-25-13

campanula, poppies, snapdragons, anemone, centaurea, ammi, cerinthe, sweet peas, calendula, ageratum, trollius, lavender, nicotiana, nigella, dusty miller

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

magic maine coast

 Sometimes there are moments in the garden that grab me and make me forget for a little while about looking down at the soil and plants.  This happened during a gentle evening drizzle yesterday when the sun sank below the clouds for the first time all day.
Transplanting stopped while I took in the rainbow and the amazing sunset.
 I was overtaken enough to forget that I smelled like fish emulsion and was being bitten by mosquitoes, and to drop my general concerns about this being a challenging spring for plant growth.
 Hearing a loon calling from the river added yet another level of awe to the experience.  What a magical time for seedlings to be tucked into their new home!
Flower farming is really not usually this idyllic, I promise.  That's why these occasional moments get me totally out of my head, fill me with appreciation, and profoundly remind me of the incredible beauty of the place I get to grow flowers and live.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

seasonal bouquet 6-18-2013

 anemone, peony, cerinthe, stock, nigella, snapdragon, white pine, apple foliage, dianthus, silene, centaurea, aquilegia, calendula

Inspired by: the thunderstorm that brought down this pine branch covered in tiny yellow cones & flattened some not-yet-flowering snapdragons, peony bloom time, and the seasonal bouquet project!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

seasonal bouquet 6-11-13

lupine, anemone, comfrey, lathyrus sativa, bluebell, nigella, iris, dianthus, thalictrum, silene, fern, hosta, cotinus

Saturday, June 8, 2013

seasonal bouquet 6-5-13

 aquilegia, rhododendron, spirea, weigela, poppies, dicentra, pansy, cerinthe, silene latifolia, lepidium sativum