Saturday, March 25, 2017

Early spring




So the calendar say's that spring has arrived. Here in Michigan, anyone who has been a resident for more  than a year knows that  just because the calendar say's spring, it's not. We still have another month and a half of winter like weather to get through  


So when a client of mine requested a spring pot make over I had to remind her it's not spring yet, the ground is still frozen and there won't be any planting going on for some time in these parts.
But I could redo her pots with a early spring arrangement. She was happy I could help. 


The day that I started this project was beautiful, temps in the 60's and sunny a spring like day. I laughed to myself when my client told me we were expecting snow the next day "no way is it going to snow "



I chose to use pussy willow  branches for my project. The willow would give me height, interest, and they were in season. Along with some Eucalyptus and some fake grasses I could make this work


As I said it was a beautiful day. Here's a photo of the backyard maze, we'll revisit it in a later post


The ground level pot's are made of concrete that has been painted white with metal loop insets. Very contemporary 




The next day it did snow, not a lot but just enough to delay the finishing of the containers. You can see the melting snow on the lawn The pots were  completed with a collar of green preserved Eucalyptus



The fountain at the front of the house has not been filled with water yet, and is still some what of an eyesore, especially since it is at the front of the house. I filled the pots with an explosion of pussy willow branches and a collar of the green Eucalyptus.



When spring really does come I plan to add  actual plants. Right now we'll just enjoy the early spring.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A beautiful combination


What do you think of this annual planting, I love it. I think I will try  this combination this year. Marigolds and Zinnia's.
I have always loved Zinnia's, their simple flower shape and the range of colors has always brought me joy.
Marigolds are an old favorite not used so much in plantings these days,.
I think it's time to bring them back into the garden. Stay tuned.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Beautiful tables


I'm not what most would call a florist, but I have been asked on several occasions to decorate a party or do a flower arrangement for a special event, I'm always happy to help. It's just one of those things that comes along with a love of flowers and gardening. My company 'E.E CUMMINGS  garden and design' says it all.  Floral design and tables included


This is not my work, but it is a beautiful table setting that I just wanted to share with you all.
Perhaps it may inspire you for a occasion your planning. If ever I get the chance I would love to borrow some of the idea's from this table


This we like!

Friday, February 17, 2017

winter nights


Winter nights are upon us, and the long periods of darkness that it brings
The garden does not have to be on hiatus, just because it's dark




Just add a little light to make those long nights a little brighter, and a little warmer too


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fusion by Darryl Cox


Darryl Cox is an artist who fuses ornate picture frames with tree roots.



The results are amazing pieces of art