In the winter I have to visit the flowers from my garden through photographs. Seeing them lets me fall in love with my garden all over again. Not that I don’t love my winter garden, it has its own beauty that speaks more quietly without flowers. But it is flowers that make my heart instantly sing.

 

flower-vase-violet-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogThe violets grow mostly in the lawn.  I love their sweet faces in spring. There is a bit of wildness in my garden where things grow with abandon. Fortunately there are so many flowers, I can cut  them for vases without leaving holes in the design.

 

flower-vase-helleborus-dark-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogThe first flowers to bloom, sometimes under the snow, are helleborus. Lenten Rose is the common name.

 

 

flower-vases-bleeding-heart-helleborus-blue-bells-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogHelleborus is still blooming when bleeding heart and Virginia Blue Bells come on the scene.

 

 

 

flower-vases-azalea-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogAzaleas brighten spring with their bright colors. Often the blossoms completely cover the shrubs in color, an amazing sight.

 

 

 

flower-vase-helleborus-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogI love helleborus with their different colors, especially when each pale petal is outlined in bright pink.

 

 

flower-vases-branches-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogThese branches of a Japanese Maple brought inside will soon be full of lacy leaves, before the leaves on branches outside emerge.

 

 

flower-vase-rose-hyacinth-bean-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogA rose called “Easy Does It” is one of my favorites. It’s buds are deep orange, the opened flowers are a softer orange/peach. The purple blossoms of hyacinth bean compliment with their colors.

 

 

flower-vase-pale-pink-peony-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogPeonies bloom for too short of a time.  Ants love the sweetness of their buds, and are not necessary for the buds to open.

 

 

flower-vase-dill-red-salvia-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogThere are edibles growing in among all the other flowers in the flower beds. Red salvia blossoms taste like pineapple. Dill is a favorite in my kitchen.

 

 

flower-vases-dill-close-up-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogDill flower and seed heads look like stars in the sky.

I have more photos to look through.  It brightens my winter days to spend time in the garden, even if it is inside looking at the computer screen.

ENJOY & CREATE

Shared Mandalas coming in next blog post.

 

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3 Responses to My Cutting Garden – Flower Love in Winter

  1. Monica says:

    Beautiful! I really enjoyed seeing some of the blooms from your beautiful garden. Peonies are, of course, a favorite, but I really loved those helleborus. <3

  2. Deborah says:

    Lovely! I needed that! Thank you…

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