Monday, March 18, 2013

flowers in the house


 So many years ago I loved visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with my toddler son.


 He explored the trees, smelled flowers, fed ducks. 

I savored the familiar and the new among the gardens. 

The cherry blossoms were dazzling in spring, and the rose garden fragrant in summer.


I thought of that yesterday when I received this arrangement from Bow Street Flowers.
 (Thanks to my sweet husband.)


 Maybe it's the quince branches, reaching for spring. 

Or the heady mix of flowers, some sweetly familiar, some new and enchanting. 

The smell of old roses. The saucy crimson hellebore among the delicate whites.



 There is much to contemplate.


It's Flowers in the House Day, so jump over to Jane's

You'll never want to leave.


24 comments:

  1. What an auspicious day to receive flowers and could they be any more beautiful?

    I think not.

    You are so lucky to live close to Shelley, For many reasons.

    Enjoy your flowers. I am.

    xo jane

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    1. Her shop is so sweet and vibrant and inspiring.

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  2. How beautiful! What's better at this time of the year than seeing flowering branches. Lucky girl!

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  3. What a luscious bouquet, and how wonderful that you not only live near Bow Street Flowers, but that your husband would think to stop there to buy you flowers!

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  4. That hellebore is an inspired addition. I love it!

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  5. I love hellebore and cannot find it in Ontario. With the branches and cream flowers it is lovely.

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  6. Such a pretty bouquet Jen.

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

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  7. That hellebore popped in the photo, didn't it? Thanks for the plug...again!!!

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  8. Wow, that's a really beautiful bouquet! I love it. x

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  9. Pretty, pretty flowers and a thoughtful husband! Who could ask for more? Enjoy, enjoy!

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  10. Some species in the bouquet are unusual for me, the color of the rose for example.Thank you for sharing this. How sweet husband you have!

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  11. What a guy! I must find an old fashioned fragrant rose bush for outside a window. Do they even exist any longer?

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    1. I'm sure they do. That is a Davis Austin Patience rose and it has that fragrance.

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  12. Such beautiful flowers! I can just imagine the lovely smell.

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  13. What a beautiful arrangement. Shelley does such a nice job everytime, and your husband well he's just putting all the others to shame.

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  14. Your flowers in the house, are wonderful Jen! Spring inside!
    I try to take my kids to the Botanic Garden in Oslo every spring (there is also the geological museum there-son loves dinos!). Its such a wonderful walk for both them and me : )

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    1. I'd love to visit Oslo one day. And the rest of Norway...

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  15. What a beautiful bouquet. I too, have a husband that buys flowers ... aren't we lucky! M x

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  16. A beautiful arrangement. What a lovely husband!
    Penny x

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  17. lucky girl! Nice husband and living near Bow street flowers!

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  18. I think it is all because HE presented it to you! What a lovely bouquet of flowers! He must be a charming man and I guess everyone is envying you! Well, I am sure you deserve it all because you are wonderful woman! xxxx Christa

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