Sunday, July 29, 2012

garden bouquets

Away from the city to catch my breathe.  I've made a number of bouquets that I haven't shared with you and now the flowers have come and gone and karma has left me with dirty flower water and vases.  I deserve it.  

My cutting garden survived the nuclear-level heat wave -- all much to do with Pete's mom care and watering.  I cut these flowers this morning (along with squashing bugs and slugs that were hiding in there -- yuck!).  

Is it bad to say that I love these bouquets?  We grew these ourselves.  And all from a brain fart that I had one day.  I was like "hey, wouldn't it be nice to have a cutting garden and blog about it..." and the next thing I know, I have Pete, his family, my family and me laboring for countless days, making soil blocks, seeding the blocks, digging up plots, making frames for the beds, filling the beds with soil, planting the flowers and tubers, mulching and watering.  I feel exhausted all over again just thinking about it.

Now to introduce busyB's summer flower collection:  sweet peas, fama scabiosa both white and blue, butterfly blue scabiosa, globe amaranth, bennary zinnias, coleus, dusty miller, coral nymph salvia and verbena.  I supplemented these bouquets with some delicate white hydrangeas from a 100 year old tree. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blue is for Boy

June and July (so far) have been filled with a good number of photography projects, but found some time for flowers -- oh, how I missed you!  I hosted a baby shower this afternoon at the Veselka Bowery (food was great and the staff and management were so lovely to work with).

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

And I also launched my photography blog, which will feature my photography-focused projects:  Please add to your blog roll.  

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Columbia County

I've been dreaming about a flower farm for so long now.  Pete and I explored Upstate New York, mainly Columbia County, this weekend to get a sense of the area.  There are a lot of farms up there -- lots of big farms with acres upon acres of corn.  It's super rural too, even more than so Western MA.  Hardly any decisions were made, only that perhaps 5 acres would be too large to tend on a part-time basis and that we'd need to get adjusted to super-rural weekends.

Some pictures taken at a sweet bed & breakfast in Hillsdale, NY, the Inn at Green River.