"Won't you come into my garden?
I would like my flowers to see you."
This Saturday my garden came alive! Here are some flowers in bloom and their meaning.
Purple Pansy's ~ thoughtfulness and modesty
Phlox ~ flame
Peony ~ happy life
Mallows ~ deep in love
Variegated Hosta unfurling
Pink tulips ~ caring
Bleeding Hearts ~ worthy of notice
Red Striped Tulips ~ declaration of love
(these remind me of the candy stripe dress my Skippy doll wore, only those of you who grew up in the 60's will get that.)
Lilly-of-the-Valley ~ sweetness and purity
Beloved Lilacs ~ first love
Trillion ~ ador and zeal
Jacobs Ladder ~ come down
Looking up from one of my garden rooms to the garage/front yard.
Sweet Woodruff ~ sweet humility (and an important ingredient for May wine)
The pond blowing bubbles and rejoicing that spring is here!
(and happy that the dead goldfish have been removed)
Forget Me Nots ~ true love, memories and hope
Woodbury, Ct ....Frank's favorite fishing hole
Look carefully and you can see where the water wheel once was.
One the other side of the bridge ~ this quiet scene.
Dogwoods ~ I cling to you and longivity
( Greenfield Hill, Fairfield, Ct.)
The lovely church on the Green in Greenfield Hill.
Three of my four knuckle heads ~ Jaci , Ashley and Franky.(Cheri is on a fun adventure to Bermuda!)
Take in the excitement of season, put on something bright and do something fun!
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...
~ Susan Polis Shutz
If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.
~ Terri Guillemets
If you ever had the pleasure of attending a lunch or tea at Caprilands in Coventry, Ct, you would have enjoyed this wine with your meal.
Add a half cup of dried sweet wodruff to a bottle of dry white wine.
Seal and store in a dark place, shaking every once in a while for about 1 month.
A few hours before serving, strain wine, then add 6 Tablespoons sugar, shake and chill.
Place in a punch bowel and add a bottle of champagne.
Float strawberrys and fresh fruit on top and Enjoy!