Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Flower Arranging is Therapy

Do you adore flowers as much as I do? I am dreaming of spring and picking and arranging flowers. I have been in Texas visiting my son and the weather has been rather dreary so today I am bringing up some flower arrangements from the archives to bring some cheer. It is 37 degrees where my son lives and has rained the last five or six days. It is hard to believe that it is in the 80's at my home in Alabama! 

Don't these peonies grab your heart? I bought these at Trader Joe's last year.

These are the same peonies as above just a few days older, cut shorter and arranged in another container for a different look.

My daughter grew these gorgeous peonies.

These hydrangeas are from my garden. 

These are also from my garden.

The camellias are from my garden but the queen annes lace was bought from a florist. This is one of my favorite containers. It takes no skill to arrange a grouping of flowers and makes an easy statement anytime of the year with seasonal flowers.

Blue Nikko are my favorite hydrangea.

In July, the hydrangeas turn a beautiful green. Round arrangements are easy to do but it took a lot of flowers for this bowl.

Spring medley of flowers and different containers!

The beautiful blue cut work cloth that the flowers are sitting on is an apron that Laura from Decor to Adore made. I was the lucky winner of her giveaway several years ago.

Store bought roses in a MC vase I also won in a Traveling Totes giveaway. I just love this vase.

This is my newest vase and the 18 roses came from Sam's for only $19.99. They were so fresh and fun to arrange. I arranged them in three different containers just for practice. The second arrangement was in my last blog post, A Valentine Tea  using a rose medallion vase. The third arrangement will be in a later post. 

Think outside the box for containers. This container is a casserole dish and its caddy.
I am always on the lookout for unique containers for flower arranging. All arrangements in this post gave me pleasure to arrange. Flower arranging is definitely one of my passions.  What are some of your passions?

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Thank you for the flower therapy this morning. I love to think outside the box when it comes to containers and I'm anxiously awaiting peony season. ♥

  2. Such a beautiful bright spot on this dreary day! The forecast isn't promising for my trekking to Dallas and I am so disappointed. I have not absolutely ruled it out yet (waiting for the sun to come up and see for myself ;) ). Peonies are just gorgeous. There is a softness about their appearance that warms the soul. Hope to see you in a bit. blessings ~ tanna

  3. Bonnie, what a beautiful start to my day. Oh those peonies take my breath away. I really need to try my hand at growing them. Hydrangeas are one of my favorites and yours from your garden are stunning. I like all the variety of containers that you used. Thank you for this beautiful post!

  4. Beautiful flowers and arrangements, Bonnie. The containers make me smile, especially your noted wins, and I love seeing things repurposed as vessels for flowers. I usually buy flowers through winter but didn't do it this year. Oh well, looks like spring is here now, so I'll soon be tending my own. All of your flowers grown are outstanding!

  5. I love my big white hydrangeas most when they turn that beautiful chartreuse -- and they hold that color brilliantly when dried. I've not seen a peony for months and these are dazzling. Love the colors, the beauty of it all. What a perfect post for a gloomy morning!

  6. So much beauty! I just can't wait until we have things planted and established so I can begin cutting. We have hydrangeas planted so I'm looking forward to those. :)

  7. I would love to walk through your garden Bonnie, it must be spectacular! I love to play with arranging flowers but I would never make it as a florist. Your arrangements look like they come from a florist, beautiful. You always have such lovely containers too. Yes Bonnie, it's in the eighties here, our high yesterday was 82! Have fun, safe travels my friend.........

  8. Your flower arrangements are all gorgeous. I can't wait to see flowers growing outside again. This winter is just dragging on. Thank goodness for supermarket flowers in the mean time!

  9. Bonnie, hasn't the weather been great! You and I are on the same wavelength: I bought tons of after Valentine's Day flowers (hit a few sales) and I've been playing with them around the house. I'm DYING to pull up pansies and plant, but I know we'll have another freeze or two, so I' trying to have some self-control!

  10. BTW Bonnie I love your unique containers. I've bookmarked this page!

  11. At first, I thought I'd decide on a favorite. After about the third arrangement, I knew there was no way I could choose. Every one is a beauty to behold! Thanks for sharing your lovely arrangements today, Bonnie. :-)

  12. Really beautiful post Bonnie. I agree that arranging flowers is just about the best therapy. Thank you for giving us some beautiful flower therapy.

  13. Bonnie, I am so ready for spring! We finally got our first real snow storm, which we were in dire need of; so I'm trying to be patient. :) Flowers inside make for a happy home. Peonies and Hydrangeas are two of my favs! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. What a fun post Bonnie! You truly have a beautiful green thumb. Thank you for the sweet mention. Have a wonderful day!

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