The Year in Bouquets

This “project” began as country after country closed down. Covid was sweeping across the world and suddenly we were asked to remain at home, unsure of what the future held for us. Knowing I wouldn’t be able to go out, I decided to bring nature in. My eyes became more attuned to the flowers in my garden, and I set myself a goal of making a bouquet every week on Friday. The flowers, grasses, leaves, etc. had to be found in my garden. I was not allowed to buy anything, but it was ok to forage things if they were in the near vicinity of my house (3 min walking distance).

Looking back on the arrangements, I remember noticing some plants for the first time in my garden. I remember getting over cutting flowers in my garden and bringing them inside the house, something I hadn’t done before preferring to let them shine outdoors. I remember some weeks being extremely difficult, not knowing what to put together.

Most of these were arranged for my own pleasure, but some were made with someone in mind, e.g. one was for a friend who loves purple, another turned out to be one for a friend who’s mother had just died and one was for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The photos were all taken with my phone and are in chronological order left to right, top to bottom.


7 Replies to “The Year in Bouquets”

  1. Meradeth says: Reply

    I love all of these! And I’ve enjoyed seeing them throughout the year from afar, giving me a glimpse into what your beautiful yard must look like. I hope 2021 is a better one for us all, but I also hope you keep up the bouquets!

    1. I certainly will continue to make bouquets as they brought me such joy this year!

  2. Aunt Gail says: Reply

    Oh my goodness! You need to publish a book of these gorgeous arrangements. You certainly have a very special talent and to think that everything came from your own garden or very close by. They really are beautiful!

  3. Excellence in every way: in planting and cultivating the flowers, in arranging them for display and in photographing them. A fantastic job!

    1. Thank you so much!

  4. Those are eye popping individually but together they’re simply stunning! Your dad thinks they should be in Architectural Digest. I agree.

    1. Thank you!

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