The blooms in today’s post remind me of the prom dress Andie creates in the 1980s movie “Pretty in Pink.”
The plants in this week’s vase came with the house. Both are lovely. One is welcome; the other, invasive.
Today’s “In a Vase on Monday” features pink azalea buds clipped from one my drought survivors.
Jemison Park Nature Trail is one of my favorite local spots. This greenway follows Shades Creek and meanders through Mountain Brook. It’s just a hop, skip and jump away from central Birmingham.
Dark, dramatic purples inspired this arrangement on a chilly spring morning in Alabama.
Appreciate the little things, sometimes even weeds.
I have always loved daffodils. They are a bomb of yellow breaking through the drear of winter gray.
Mama cardinal looks particularly regal on this snowy day.
My sister-in-law in Nashville has beautiful pots of succulents on her patio. This week when I was visiting, she was kind enough to let me raid them. (I tried to be discreet; her containers still look great.)
I snapped off some individual leaves, which I will try to propagate, but I also snipped and divided some larger sections. I used the larger plants to make this tiny container garden for the guest bedroom.
The shell planter is vintage Fitz & Floyd ($4 at an estate sale; yes, I may be a little obsessed with vintage FF). It has no drainage holes, so I added rocks before topping with cactus potting mix. I’ll have to be careful not to overwater.
Okay, the title of this post should definitely be “Collecting the Seeds of Stokes’ Aster,” but I’ll be darned if this dead stem with tightly clustered seeds at the end doesn’t look like it belongs in the hand of an itty, bitty witch. Also, it’s almost Halloween, so bear with me.