I went to the most amazing place over the weekend. Green and Gorgeous and if you know of it than I don't have to tell you what a cut flower haven it is. Four acres of flowers in bloom, flowers budding and flowers just waiting to get started. I loved it. The above image is an arrangement I did using her blooms. Those ranunculus nearly killed me.
Being there it was hard not to feel impatient and disappointed that my flower patch is so far behind. How is she able to grow stunning ranunculus and I have failed for yet another season? Sweet peas already?! And just look at those flowering shrubs.
But then I stop and think. This is my first year growing flowers on a large scale and these things all take time. My shrubs are small right now but in ten years time they too will be full of blooms. My perennials need time to settle in and set their roots. And ranunculus, well, all I can do is try try try again.
So please bare with me as I get going, and be patient. Soon I am sure there will be more flowers than anyone would know what to do with. And have faith that year after year things will only get bigger and better, including myself. (well hopefully just better, not necessarily bigger).
In the meanwhile I am foraging as much as I can and these lilacs are my current favourite-does anything quite shout SPRING like these? And trust me, the smell is just as outstanding. Now just to wait ten years while my trees all mature ...