Tuesday, June 06, 2006


A Calla Lily with Bells of Ireland on my desk.

Ripe Blueberries ready to pick.

Rosemary, lavender and carrot in flower, cut and arranged to use as garishes.

I am preparing for the lavender harvest. Any day now. I check each morning for full bloom. Perhaps tomorrow, after the dew has dried, I will begin.


Sprite said...

The Bells of Ireland are so beautifully arranged around the Calla Lily. I notice the care you take in placement of each arrangement. I appreciate your sharings of your ways, it helps me to know things I did not know - or have language for previous to reading Q's corner. You share in a way that makes things seem more possible. You know that it is the mark of a truly excellent writer who can convey information in a way that is easily understood. Thank you for making life feel easier, happier, and more beautiful than ever.

The lavender is simply beautiful! I am sure that your harvesting will be filled with gentle beauty and love.

Oh I love blueberries, and they are so good for us.


Q said...

My daughter taught me that in Japanese Flower arranging the arrangement is for a specific area. I have added that idea for when I do flowers for the house.

The Bells of Ireland had fallen over in the last rain storm so I cut a few stems for the house. I like them for contrast. I grew the Bells of Ireland from seed using the winter sowed method, three years ago, and they come back every year by re-seeding. Easy and nice for arrangements.

I am so very excited about the lavender harvest. Looks as if tomorrow morning will be the day!

The blueberries are on dwarf bushes. I have one area I call my Canadian garden. In it are the lupines and three blueberry bushes. These have taken three years to produce berries. So worth the wait. I am working on enlarging this bed so will order more bushes next spring and do a blueberry bush border.

Thank you, Sprite, for your kind words. Do so hope Corner is relaxing and fun and brings joy into your life.