The season of foraging is upon us

I apologize for the long break in posting. It’s been quite an eventful few months of actual and emotional events, some very good, some very bad and some just… ugly (That’s the only way you can really describe the behind the scenes of a flower shop at Mother’s Day).

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The leaves are out, the buds are in bloom and the ones that haven’t yet are just about to. It’s may long weekend and I’m ready to plant the pallet of plants and seeds I’ve hoarded for a few weeks now in waiting, heeding the warning of “No planing till after May-Long!!”

Unfortunately the weather is still uncooperative, but another very fruitful trip out to Headingley yesterday led me to procure even more little plant buddies.

 You can bet that there were audible gasps and a “holy @#$%!” when I came across these beauties.

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While I wait patiently for the weather to turn around for planting, the season of foraging is finally upon us! Apple blossoms, cherry blossoms, lilacs, and forsythia, all ripe for the picking.

While driving through Charleswood on the way to my parents house yesterday morning I scouted out a tree that I just couldn’t stop thinking about. I’m sure my flower friends and I all share that feeling, that little rush, you know it’s the only opportunity you’ll have so you just have to go for it.

On our way back from Shelmerdine’s, with my poor mom waiting in the car as a partner in crime, I was able to snag some beautiful pink Apple blossoms.

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I took advantage while the weather was good to play with my gatherings and leftover roses from work, and to have an impromptu photo shoot in my backyard.

 

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These bronze vessels and urns have been sitting on the shelf screaming to be used for way too long, and I’m still swooning over the white lilacs discovered on the side of our house!

 

 

 

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I hope everyone else was able to enjoy the day yesterday, these guys are just going to chill in here for now.

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Happy May-Long friends ❤

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