Two for Tuesday: Pretty Peonies

It’s peony season! If you follow designers, bloggers, and floral enthusiasts on Instagram or elsewhere, you’ll likely see a peony-infusion in your feeds. My mom brought me the first two cuttings from her garden over the weekend, and the blooms are just so pretty. I saved my readers from multiple photos this time, but I can’t promise that I’ll be stopping with this one!

The pretty peony has inspired this two-of-a-kind post.

blossom flower studs, Kate Spade

peonies via The Crafted Life

Flowers: The Anemone

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up some bunches of anemone flowers at the St. Jacobs Market. They were just gorgeous, and they lasted just about a week. I think they would have lasted longer had I changed the water a bit more regularly.

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A week later, Tim picked up some, too. Don’t they look pretty in his photo?

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I love the curvy stems, and I love the stark contrast between the white petals and black (or is it very dark purple or dark navy?) centre. The anemone is such an interesting bloom, and I don’t see it too often, which makes me love it even more!

I think white anemones looks absolutely gorgeous on their own, but adding simple greenery around them also works beautifully.

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This arrangement from Sullivan Owen is spectacular in my opinion. I adore the inclusion of the roses and seeded eucalyptus.

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So, what do you think of the anemone flower? Is it a keeper in your eyes?

The Friday Five: White Orchid Plants

I ended last week on the blog with¬†white tulips. This week, I’m sharing five gorgeous photos of white orchid plants. Orchids are such a great floral option¬†because they bloom and rebloom¬†if you take care of them. I have a couple of orchid plants at home and at work, and they’ve rebloomed numerous times. I water them weekly with a bit of water and keep them in sunny spots.¬†When the last bloom has fallen, I trim the¬†stem back¬†about halfway just above a node. I’ve also cut the stem back all the way so that it’s only a few inches tall. I¬†honestly don’t know which option is best, I don’t pay too much attention to it.

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 white orchid plants via Southern Living

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via JK Kling

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via DroomHome

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via Kelly McGuill

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via¬†Adalmina’s Secret

 Have a wonderful weekend!

The Friday Five: Tulips

Ah – spring flowers are the best, aren’t they? I haven’t regularly bought¬†flowers over the winter, but now that spring is here, I won’t be able to stop! The Kitchener and St. Jacobs markets always have a great selection, and it’s not unusual to see my market bag filled more with¬†flowers than food. Last week, I bought yellow tulips and they’re still looking lovely. Here are five white tulip flower arrangements that I think would be easy to replicate.

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via Bored Fast Food

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white tulip arrangement, Style Me Pretty

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via Sylvia’s Simple Life

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via Brooke Allison Photography

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via Vintage Interior

Have a happy weekend, everyone.

Flowers: Magnolias, Dahlias, Tulips – Oh, My!

Ah, now that the weather is almost spring-like, I’ve been in the habit of spending some time each Saturday morning at the Kitchener market. If you’re in Kitchener-Waterloo, it’s definitely worth a visit (or several). The food is fresh, the people are nice, and it’s a really lively place. In addition to the usual fruit and veggies purchases, I’ve been spoiling myself with flowers each week. Now that the current home renos are (almost) dust-free, it’s a good time to fill the house with flowers. While I don’t always buy white flowers, they really are some of my favourites. Tulips, hydrangea, carnations, roses – they’re all just lovely in white!

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via Kari Herer

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via Marshall Watson

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via HGTV

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via Colin Cowie

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via La Maison Poetique

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via Brides

Happy Monday, everyone!

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