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Outside In

June 7, 2011
by thenestinggame

Everything is in bloom at 2233, including my poison ivy. I swear, I just look out the window and I’m itchy. But, that’s getting under control and I’ve been loving heading out into the yard with my nippers and bringing some of those blooms inside.

Here are some hydrangeas on our front hall table. I feel so indulgent cutting stem after stem, knowing how much 1 stem would cost me at Publix or Trader Joe’s!

The gardenias are blooming and they smell so wonderful. They remind me of my wedding too–I’m so glad I decided to wear one in my hair.

Here are some mixed with a few white mini-hydrangeas that I may or may not have secretly snipped from the neighbor’s yard.

A little basket by the side door:

And while these blooms are amazing, I think even ordinary plant life can really be charming.

{via Better Homes and Garden}

Plain old hosta:

{via Pure Style Home}

And my seriously C- attempt at recreating this elephant ear look from Elle Decor:

Came out something like this:

That’s not poison ivy, right?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jaime permalink
    June 7, 2011 9:10 pm

    More smiles while reading your blog! Your arrangements look beautiful.

  2. Elaine permalink
    June 8, 2011 12:25 pm

    Bill can vouch for the poison ivy in your yard!

    The hydrangeas are beautiful – jealous.

    Love to clip garden flowers for the house. Yesterday Bill clipped some Frangipani (Plumeria) blooms, so put them in a vase with roses. What a fragrant smell! The Frangipani is one of the flowers used in Hawaiian leis.

    Love your arrangements.

  3. amymouse permalink
    August 12, 2011 6:32 pm

    No, not poison ivy–Sassafras! The only tree with 3 types of leaves on the same plant: oval, mitten and 3-pronged.

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      August 14, 2011 12:47 am

      Fascinating! Thanks for the horticulture lesson!

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