Saturday, June 6, 2020

Scents in the Garden

Gardenias are blooming in my garden and the fragrance is heavenly. I have two varieties in my garden and I like this old variety best because the blooms are large. I have enjoyed doing several arrangements. This one is in an old tarnished bridal basket with added pittosporum greenery. 


Gardenias are easy to arrange and in this vase, I used an oasis. When I saw this art deco glass swan vase from the Spence Collection I couldn't wait to cut some gardenias and make an arrangement.
The vase makes a statement all on its own.


I styled it in several spots in my house.

The swan theme got going here.
Do you like gardenias as much as I do? My bridal bouquet was gardenias, as was my mother's and my daughter's bridal bouquets.
Another scent in my garden is a magnolia tree. The blossoms close up at night but in the right light will reopen. They don't last but a couple of days but the fragrance is lovely.
I love to find interesting vases and make arrangements and the best thing is to have flowers to cut right from my garden.
What flowers do you have blooming right now?

24 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever seen or smelled a gardenia but I remember my mother saying they were one of the most fragrant and lovely of flowers. I can certainly see the lovely in your beautiful post!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bonnie, your gardenia and magnolia arrangements are stunning. I agree the fragrance of gardenias and magnolias are unrivaled. I do love your swan vase, it is most unusual, but beautiful. My gardenias have waned, but day lilies are blooming. Happy Sunday my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good morning, Bonnie! Your Gardenia arrangement is beautiful, and I can almost imagine how wonderful the fragrance must be. The swan vase is absolutely beautiful, and I can see why you were anxious to create an arrangement in this lovely container. Your vignettes are so pretty. Happy Sunday, sweet friend!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Good morning, Bonnie. Oh, your gardenias are beautiful. I had them in my garden in Virginia and miss them. Their fragrance is like no other. Your swan vase is exquisite and is perfect for your arrangement.

    My roses are starting their show as is my Peaches and Cream honeysuckle and I still have a few remaining peonies in bloom. Have a lovely day, Bonnie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish you could grow gardenias where you are now. But then, you wouldn't have your gorgeous peonies. I am glad you liked the swan vase. I thought the same thing and I knew it would look good with gardenias. It belongs to a friend of mine. Thanks for your comment and your flowers sound so lovely.

      Delete
  5. Your swan dish is gorgeous Bonnie, and looks amazing full of your beautiful gardenias! And of course magnolias are such a treat, I know your house and garden smell wonderful!
    Jenna

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jenna, I have enjoyed the beautiful scents. I can't take credit for the swan vase. It belongs to my friend from Spence Collection. I think the price just went up if she reads all the comments.

      Delete
  6. Gardenias are heavenly but can only be grown as annuals in our region (although I think there is continual experimentation with hybrids that can survive in Zone 7). Magnolias are blooming in our neighborhoods now, and I find their scent heavenly as well, though more subtle. Your swan vase is pretty, Bonnie, and the single magnolia bloom in the Asian vase it striking!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Rita for your kind comments. The swan vase belongs to my friend Sarah that sells antiques. I bought the asian vase antiquing along the way to Brimfield some years ago.
      The scents of both flowers have given me much pleasure.

      Delete
  7. Bonnie, your blooms are two of my favorite scents to cut and bring in to our own home this time of year. Sadly, I lost my gardenia tree, but home to plant a new one when we finish our remodel and replant the new courtyard. My magnolia blooms come from generous neighbors who allow me to snip a bloom now and then to enjoy in our home. I wish they lawsted longer.
    Love your swan vase filled with the gardenia. Very unusual and elegant. Happy Sunday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sarah, I can't wait to see your remodel.
      I wish I could give you a cutting from my gardenia bush. It is an old variety and the blooms are large. I have rooted three bushes that are taller than I am. They are about three years old. They grow quickly.
      Thanks for your sweet comments.

      Delete
  8. Gardenias have always been a favorite of mine. They are heavenly and as well as the magnolia. Your swan vessel is stunning with and without flowers. Love your southern tradition of the bridal bouquets. My day lilies are still blooming and lavender and I still have a few random roses. Hope you have a wonderful week Bonnie........

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Emily. I know your day lilies are pretty and the lavender too. I would love to have lavender. I plant it but it does not flourish for me.I always enjoy seeing pictures of your gorgeous roses.
      I am glad you liked the swan vase. I think it is very special. It belongs to a friend of mine.

      Delete
  9. Oh how lucky you are, Bonnie, to have gardenias and magnolias in your garden. I love the heavenly aroma of gardenias. My son put several gardenias in his garden in Dallas. You've styled them so perfectly, and I love your vase choices. Happy gardening!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kitty, Thanks for your sweet comments. I have enjoyed the beautiful scents and the fun of arranging the gardenias and magnolia.

      Delete
  10. Loving your gardenia and magnolia Bonnie. Oh my gardenia bush has been most wonderful this season. I noticed yesterday afternoon late that the flowers are now turning but oh the smell has been wonderful. Aren't they lovely. I hope that you are doing well sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The smell has been wonderful.
      I am doing well, sweet friend. Glad you have enjoyed gardenias also.
      Thanks for always being a faithful friend.

      Delete
  11. I love gardenias. Enjoy them.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for dropping by. I am amazed after two weeks my bushes are still producing.

      Delete
  12. I love when my gardenias are filling the air with their perfume and wish they lasted longer. When I take them inside though they don’t last long? Do you have a secret for keeping them?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good to hear from you. I think mine lasted about three days. I wish I did have a secret. I know hydrangeas last longer with with the stem dipped in alum. Maybe we should try that for gardenias.

      Delete
  13. Beautiful post Bonnie. Gardenias are so lovely. I remember my prom date brought me a corsage with gardenias.
    The swan base is so beautiful. I bet the smell of gardenias must be heavenly. Happy gardening.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I thank you for the information and articles you provided

    ReplyDelete
  15. It's very useful blog post with informative and insightful content and i had good experience with this information.I have gone through CRS Info Solutions Home which really nice. Learn more details About Us of CRS info solutions. Here you can see the Courses CRS Info Solutions full list.Find the best Hadoop Training with great faculty. Go to know about crs info solutions Workday Training program.

    ReplyDelete

Your comments are so encouraging and make my day. I would love to know what you are thinking.
Please consider following by email or Bloglovin'. Thank you for reading my blog.