Monday, 7 June 2010

An English country garden

I've been getting some inspiration from my neighbours' lovely gardens this week - the abundance of flowers has got me daydreaming about colours and musing on possible floral designs for the future.

Do you have a favourite flower? Mine changes a lot, but I'm particularly loving foxgloves at the moment...


Taking that last photo reminded me that I tried to make a honeysuckle brooch a couple of years ago, made a list of possible improvements for attempt #2 and then forgot all about it! This sort of thing happens to me a lot. I must add "honeysuckle" to my (rather long) making list...

10 comments:

Rebekah said...

I always giggle a bit when I think of the foxes wearing their gloves. Those purpley ones are certainly nice!

Laura said...

Hands down pansies are my favourite! They come is such lovely colours and look so friendly.

Michele said...

love foxgloves! you should do something with a foxglove theme for sure...

Katarzyna / Kathryn said...

Wondeful flowers! I love flowers and I think I like all of them! The first one on your picture is also very dangerous for children. Greetings!

Tumus said...

I'm a sucker for lilies. My garden has WAY too many of them. In fact I'll need to dig some up to divide them out this fall.

What about you? If you lived out in the country would you have a large garden and a big gardening obsession?

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

laura i want to thank you for letting me buy some of your colorful felt! i plan to use it for letters on a banner [happy birthday] i made up of 5" charm squares. i was pleased as punch to find your smaller size squares, and in all bright colors! i was also happy to find your clouds and rain brooch since i live in the Great NorthWet[west, usa]. Thank you!!!

BugsandFishes said...

Tumus - I love flowers but am terrible at gardening, not green fingered at all! I think I'd start out with big flower-y dreams and then end up with something boring and low maintenance :D

Vicky - thanks for your order, I hope your banner turns out awesome! :)

Karens Hopes said...

My favourite at this time of year is the poppy its so stunning but sadly only lasts a short time but what a display.
Karen x

Lulu said...

Pink poppies make me sqeal with delight! I don't know if you consider Bleeding Hearts a flower, or a bush, but I love their pink and white heart-like blooms. The flower that inspires me the most artistically at this time of year is the sweet lily of the valley. The tiny white flowers and fresh scent are positively inspiring!

Valerie said...

Gorgeous flower photos. I've got foxgloves and poppies on my allotment at the moment, plus lavender and several things I can't identify! I'm trying to help the bees as much as possible this year.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails