Friday, June 6, 2014

Bouquets and a Japanese Pressed Flower Exhibition

                                                                          Hello everyone,
                                                       We are getting some rain here today and
                                                      the garden is looking so lush now. The beds
                                                     are really starting to fill now.
                                                   All around the Island apple trees are in
                                                    blossom and the lilacs are coming
                                                   into bloom as well as azaleas...
                                                   such a pretty time of the year!
                                                   I am sharing a few bouquets with
                                                   you today. I love the pitcher in the
                                                   one above. I bought it in Florida a
                                                   few years ago..

                                                        The hyacinths look pretty in this
                                                        antique pitcher bought on a trip to
                                                 Tiny carnations in polka dot containers.

                                                                This is an older photo showing some of the
                                                                 different varieties of lilacs in our garden.

                                             Our lilacs are just coming into bloom now so when the
                                            rain stops I can finally pick my first bouquet of the
                                                  I love all the different varieties of lilacs.
                                                   The old teapot was a yardsale find as
                                                  well as the teacup.

I am so happy to be able to pick flowers from the 
garden again for little bouquets around the house.

Now, onto the second part of my post. I wanted to inform
my Island readers of an upcoming free Oshibana ~ Japanese
pressed flower show that is being held at the Town Hall in 
Stratford from June 14 to 16 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. 
A work shop will be held on Sunday June 15.
Renowned Oshibana artist will be leading a group
of 40 student artists whose work of 100 pieces
will be on display.
PEI crafts and demonstrations will also be featured.
Coordination for this exhibition is provided by
Prince Edward Tours ~ for more info call
Mayumi at 5665466 or check

I am sharing a few beautiful images of their 
work with you.

Above is Anne of Green Gables
with a field of dried flowers.

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                                                                    Such delicate work!

                                        Last fall Nobuo Sugino came to visit us twice and
                                        gave us a copy of his beautiful book.
                                                    A few images from his book.

He also gave us this beautiful photo with dried pansies
made from a photo he took in our guest room upstairs.
On the bedside table was a photo of our Lucas and  the
covered dish and bowl which he used for the pansies and
brought it back to us a few weeks later from Japan.
~Scatter Seeds of Happiness~

I am looking forward to going to the show on Saturday
I have a couple of tours on Sunday so I can't make it
to the workshop but I am sure you would enjoy it!

I am happy that Mr. Sugino and his group
will also be coming to our garden for a tour.
on Monday.
If you would like to see more check out
his website at
or click here

Thank you for visiting and have a
wonderful weekend!



Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I can only imagine how stunning your gardens are now. Wonderful to see what you share, but a stroll through would be so nice! Your Florida vase is just gorgeous. Happy weekend! Seems you have some lovely things planned.

Pam said...

Carolyn, I am looking forward to seeing all your posts of your beautiful gardens this summer. I hope to one day to visit your island. In a previous post, you gave a website on your tours but I didn't write it down. Would you mind giving me the information? Thank you, Pam

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How lush everything is looking today. I'm sure the trees and flowers are enjoying their drink. I'm looking forward to lilac bouquets too. As always, your blog is a pleasure to visit.


Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

You must feel like you're living in heaven with your gardens in bloom! The pressed flower photos are stunning and you always have the prettiest collection of floral arrangements!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Beautiful and also exciting news, Carolyn! I will be praying for good weather for his trip to see your lovely gardens.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Fiordelisa said...

Thank you for the beauty that you so consistently share. Today, I particularly love your photo of pink carnations in the purple polka dot containers. And what a lovely piece of art your guest made from your photo. The flowers leap right out of the image.
Blessings, grace-filled one,

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I finally found some time to visit blogs :-). I came back from England Monday evening and since then it's been busy. I am happy to read you are enjoying your garden! The lilacs look beautiful. The exhibition sounds interesting. I hope you will get lots of visitors.

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Madelief x

Susan said...

Just loved the bouquets of flowers and their containers, Carolyn. Susan

Deborah Montgomery said...

I haven't been to visit for a little while, and have missed all the beauty here at your blog! I love your vase from Florida, and the lavender polka dot one too. The lilacs are absolutely beautiful!

Amy Reed said...

Thank You for sharing your bouquet of flowers and the different arrangements as well. They are stunningly beautiful and how they beautify the place are just amazingly remarkable. Great work!

The Tablescaper said...

Such lovely bouquets!

- The Tablescaper

Amy Reed said...

Hi Carolyn,

I bet your garden is extremely surprising. Your lilacs are so beautiful especially when placed on those adorable teapots. Will be checking on your blog more often.

ErikaDansLeJardin said...

Hi Carolyn, It would be helpfull and amazing, if you could kindly, if you know the names of them, write the names of the nice roses you put in the vase.
A lot of nice gardening and plants in your great garden!