Seedlings, succulents and geraniums.
Pretty wire shelves and a plethora of pots bearing garden goodies.
If I had a Glass House I would be able to grow and over winter many of these tender plants.
Isn't this green jardinere stunning?
I love the chartreuse colour and the classic Weller stand that it sits on.
There are cacti and many unusual varieties of exotic plants.
A Glass House offers shelter and a controlled environment.
Speaking of controlling ones environment...
our naughty cats make it next to impossible for me to have fresh flowers in the house.
I adore fresh flowers and when my roses bloom it gives me such joy to bring them inside and arrange them in vases and place them in various rooms for us to enjoy.
I have been looking for a garden cloche for awhile.
The Bungalow on Estevan in Oak Bay has several...
I opted for this small one but
a larger one would allow for a bigger display so my search is still on...
Tulips in a vintage matte white pottery bowl.
Set atop an arts and crafts copper tray designed and crafted by "Peter."
The candle sticks are Arts and Crafts hand hammered Princess design made by The Roycroft Company.
They are thought to be Karl Kipp's design from his Tookay Studio circa 1912-1915.
“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.”
~ Marianne Williamson ~
"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity."
~ John Ruskin ~