What is lovelier than “Baby’s Breath” (Gypsophila) as an addition to your bouquets and vases filled with beautiful roses or flowers. I love them because of their dainty white flowers and how they stand out and complete an arrangement or are glorious alone. They are extraordinary in that you can dry them and use them over and over with or without other flowers. Grow them in your gardens and you will have an ample yearly supply. They are CHARMING!
“Most people know the baby’s breath flower as the iconic symbol of long-lasting love because it’s commonly used to round out wedding bouquets and centerpieces. The tiny white flowers represent the purity of emotion that two people should have for each other during a wedding ceremony. Aside from marriage connotations, the baby’s breath is also tied to babies in an obvious way. It’s traditional to give new mothers floral arrangements featuring at least one or two sprigs of this plant. Self discipline and fidelity is a modern meaning for this classic flower.” Flower Meaning
Baskets of Peonies from the Promise Gardens display their beauty in color and aroma that makes the heart smile. This season they were exceptional and every room was filled with vases and baskets of them. As they have completed their blooms for this season, we await the full bloom of the English Rose Garden which are so beautiful and we call our “baby peonies” in their petals, softness and glory. They, as the poet says “speak” in “hieroglyphics of angels” . . .
“Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.
They are the hieroglyphics of angels,
loved by all men for the beauty of their character,
though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.”
~Lydia M. Child
From Gardens to Table – Perfumed Land of Spring Lilacs
These beautiful trees are abundant in flowers and aroma and fill the house and gardens with luscious blooms and fragrant aroma. I am in awe of them as they brighten my Morning Room and smile as I now have eight lilac trees from the mother trees and soon will have a grove of them in my “Perfumed Land of Spring Lilacs.” Stunning describes them best when brought indoors to photograph and enjoy.
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I, WHO fade with the lilacs And with the roses fade, Am sharing this hour with them Conferring in the shade.1 ~ ~ ~