A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Monthly Garden Bouquet for August...2010

I took a peek at Noelle's garden bouquet. http://www.azplantlady.com/ Her flowers are so lovely and abundant in her desert garden. The heat has spoiled so many of my flowers, but I found these little lilies. There's a story behind the little flower. I was visiting Mount Vernon several years ago. When we were leaving, I saw some little plants on a table.. that were for sale. One of them was this little lily. I had to have a remembrance of the most beautifully restored garden that I had ever seen. I like to think that these little flowers were there during the time of George Washington. I carefully wrapped it in plastic wrap, after putting a moistened paper towel around it. I carried it on the plane, in my lap. When I got home, I planted it in my little garden. It flourished and spread. When I left that home and moved here, I brought it with me. It took hold and is so dependable...it comes up each year. A couple of years ago, I cut off the seed pods and tossed them into the compost...I had lilies growing in my compost that year. It's hard for me to remember the name...Blackberry Lily, but that's what it is. The plant is actually a member of the iris family. Named blackberry lily because the plants get their common name from the fact that the seed pods contain shiny black seeds and resemble blackberry fruits. If the seeds are allowed to ripen and fall to the ground, your blackberry plants will increase into an attractive colony.
So, I was looking for something to put in a vase and there they were. A tiny arrangement....I tend to have tiny arrangements in my house all through the year. Flowers in a bud vase, tea cup, votive container, old salt shakers etc. Next month the bouquet will be bigger with the asters blooming. I hope that you all will go to Noelle's blog and sign on to show what is growing in your yard and the lovely bouquet that you have created.


Gail said...

Love blackberry lily and how the flower twists into a funny little shape when it dies. This is a fun meme...gail

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Balisha..it's the little things in life that bring us joy! SO sweet!

Are you going to get another dog? When I lost Winnie, at first I didn't ever want to do it again..and now I am so pleased that I changed my mind.

Trouble is...I don't want to my dog to outlive me. :) Honest. The thought makes me sad.

I guess life is about losing some and winning some. It's the losses ...I don't want any more.

Balisha said...

I love the little dried flowers all twisted in a spiral.So cute.

Mona...we aren't getting another dog. We had the last two for 13 and 15 yrs. We get so attached to them. I am, however, going to take care of Miss Molly from across the street starting this weekend. She's a cutie cocker spaniel. You will see her in my blog soon. Balisha

Marguerite said...

What a wonderful story behind these lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Bernie said...

Such lovely delicate little flowers ... they do make a sweet bouquet.

Noelle said...

Hello Balisha,

Oh, I just love the story behind these lovely lilies. I visited Mt. Vernon when I was 12. I do hope to visit again someday.

Thank you so much for participating each month :-)