Within the last week, my irises and peonies are blooming, lily of the valley and bleeding hearts are finishing their cycle. With a heavy rain last night following several hot days this week, my herb garden is starting to show growth as are my tomato and peppers plants. It’s a joy to share my oasis; this slideshow features my peonies, irises and some of the mixed flower and herb beds.
Being a foodie, I have countless bottles of herbs and spices. The other day, having emptied a bottle of Trader Joe’s red pepper flakes, I soaked off the label and thought hmmmm….this could make a cute little bud vase.
With the holes in the plastic top, I arranged some of the short stemmed peonies from the garden – perfect.
Today, I replaced the spent peonies with the newest garden blooms, my sweetpeas. With their thin stems, the little holes hold them upright making a petite and pretty bouquet.
I can’t help it. With each new bloom that appears in my garden, I get an almost euphoric pleasure and feel the need to share these beauties with those who follow my blog. Have I thanked you lately for your support? If not, many thanks! I only wish you could smell these fabulous blooms.