in the garden…

I really wanted to work in some quotes from that Mr Rogers “Garden of Your Mind” song, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it without sounding creepy. ;)

Lately, my dusty miller has been taking over my garden and you can’t hardly see any other flowers because it’s so mammoth.  I decided to trim it back, but couldn’t bring myself to just throw away the clippings.  I used to work in a florist shop where the florist had done a little bit of training with me and ever since then I have loved putting together arrangements with found flowers from the garden.  The tall “flowers” are anemone’s that have finished flowering (I prefer how they look like this to when they are actual flowers)

I think that learning the basics of floral arranging can be super helpful.  Not only does it make you look at what you have growing in your own garden differently, but you can save a lot of money on arrangements if you just buy the cut flowers and do it yourself.

PS: It’s mine and Dave’s 7th anniversary today!  We are celebrating by going to work…and then practicing with our jazz band.  Hah.  (Don’t worry, we did go out and have dinner last night, and then watched Harry Potter.  It was a swell evening.)

PPS: Just another plug– If you happen to be in the Fraser Valley and want to enjoy a night of jazz standards, come see us this Saturday at the House of James!  $7 at the door, 7:30 showtime.

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