May 16, 2011

Garden Gifts 2011 . . .

One of the things I love about Spring is getting out in our yard to play around with nature. I’m no green thumb, but I have had some success planting a few things here and there that bring me a little joy and help give me the opportunity to lift others’ spirits.

A thoughtful friend dropped a bouquet off to me yesterday.  Instead of flowers to brighten my home, she’d made a bouquet out of fresh veggies from her garden so I could have a salad for lunch.

I love this idea of rethinking the typical store bought bouquet!  Her vase was clever too – a biscuit jar and lid affixed with twine.  It really completed the homegrown bouquet perfectly.

Thanks, Michelle, for thinking of me and for sharing the bounty of your amazing garden since you know my yard {and my Hubby} cannot accommodate one.

For the rest of this week I’ll be sharing ideas from my yard that can build other women up. Tomorrow I’ll share an annual tradition from my yard – a birthday bouquet for a treasured friend. I hope you’ll join me.

6 comments:

MelancholySmile said...

What a clever idea! And what a good friend. :)

Audrey Carlson said...

I'm impressed her garden is so bountiful already!!! Lucky you....

Apis Melliflora said...

That's ingenious.

Honestly, everything green from the earth is a gift (yes, even dandelions, but don't tell my kids I said that).

Your friend's creative wrapping helps us see the beauty even more.

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Aiketa said...

This is an awesome present. Not only is pleasant in the eyes, but also is useful. Such a great idea!

The Queen Vee said...

That Michelle is one great friend. I wish I was a gardener.