The Lilly of the Valley in my garden is blooming! My neighbor, who is also my mother’s cousin, gave me a start a few years ago. He got his start from his mother who got her start from her mother. So… if you were able to follow all this… the original start came from my great-grandmother’s garden. I picked a bouquet for my kitchen this week. I love the gentle scent I can smell it every time I come in the back door.
I have been inspired by the book Petal and Twig by Valerie Easton to pick flowers from my garden each week and create a bouquet for my kitchen. This is a fun little book. I love the small 6″x6″ size. In it Valerie Easton shares the joys of cutting flowers and foliage from your own garden bringing them inside. The best part of the book is her Bouquet Journal where she shares photos and descriptions of the bouquets she has created throughout the year. This book would make a great gift for yourself or a flower loving friend.