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My Inspiration

My inspiration this month is definitely found in the spring blooms returning to the market even though proper Spring won't be here for several more weeks. Lilac, spirea, delicate fritillaria, hellebores, narcissus and so many others are really pushing me to try new color palettes and flower combinations. They've also got me thinking of my new garden which will be a long time coming as we've still got a lot of work to do outside the house. Lately, I'm digging super short stemmed bouquets like this one.

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Why so short? These fritillaria and hellobore blooms don't grow very tall and need to drink a lot so we cut everything to the length of the shortest stemmed flower in the bouquet so they reach the water. This bouquet also gave the me the opportunity to use a snakeskin I'd been hoarding saving for a rainy day.

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Magnolia is a personal favorite and this creamy bloom looked so insanely good with with plummy Japanese ranunculus and NJ hellebore. All the blooms are incredibly long lasting if a bit on the pricey side. I've heard this type of magnolia called a 'Tulip' magnolia. It's gorgeous and I will definitely have to get one of these for the new garden.

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We were busy for the last couple of weeks with the Philadelphia Flower Show. I'll be sharing photos from our display with the Parks Department in the next week or so but for now take a look at this gorgeous clematis from Raymond Evison Clematis who was exhibiting at the Show.

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