Wednesday, November 11, 2015


The garden has been oh so generous with blooms this year. To my delight I have been able to create a posie whenever we visit a friend, for birthday ladies and to brighten our home. I love that the garden has got to that stage where plants are becoming established and happy.

It really is a cottage garden in the sense that there is riot of mis-matched colour, no particular formal scheme. Lots of different textures and foliage that combines into the most unexpected way when gathered together for a little arrangement. Harvesting vegetables is very satisfying but oh how my heart sings in those moments when I can create a small handful of happiness. 

As children we had a beautiful book about a small girl who learns to make tussie mussies. I loved that book. Mum and a few of her green fingered friends would always take a little posie or tussie mussie when visiting....I think I'll be following in their footsteps.

Little petals and buds, layered round and round with silvery leaves. Fragrant blooms and aromatic herbs weaving together to create sweet perfumes. Small moments of meditative creation. An easy craft that blends my love tending the garden and crafting. A simple and heartfelt way to express gratitude and love.


  1. Oh my, such beautiful blooms! I have garden envy. Especially as we're in the middle of storms here right now, so everything is fast becoming mud :(

    1. Oh my! I hope you are keeping warm in your wet winter x