Flower Foraging + New Gardening Book

Foraging for pretty flowers and greenery in my yard is one of my favorite seasonal activities! What’s not to love? Foraging is free, it’s therapeutic and flowers add beauty to a home, without clutter.

I just ordered this gardening book for myself for Mother’s day (anyone else buy presents for themselves? Ha!). I’m feeling inspired to design a cutting garden for our backyard. I dream of rows and rows of flowers!

Flower Foraging + New Gardening Book

Court and I spent a morning last week foraging the yard for a bouquet. Even without an official cutting garden, we found so many lovely flowers on our trees, shrubs and popping up around the yard. We aren’t even to peonies or rose or hydrangea season here yet, but we ended up filling so many vases with beautiful blooms and scents!

I thought I’d share some snapshots from our morning of flower foraging and arranging. We are not professional gardeners or flower arrangers, but that doesn’t matter. :) It’s still so fun and therapeutic. I hope these “May flowers” bring you as much joy as they brought to us.

Flower Foraging + New Gardening Book
Flower Foraging + New Gardening Book
Flower Foraging + New Gardening Book
Flower Foraging + New Gardening Book
Flower Foraging + New Gardening Book
Flower Foraging + New Gardening Book
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11 Comments

  1. Em

    Ahh, your lilacs are so lovely! The New England flower I miss most, living in the South :)

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  2. Karen B.

    Flowers are such a beautiful touch to a room. Fantastic.
    Karen

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  3. Barbara C.

    I can almost smell the lilacs!

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  4. Michelle

    They make me smile just looking at your wonderful pics! Going outside tomorrow to see what I can put together!

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  5. Tereza

    Your garden is in such beautiful blossom, can’t wait for our terrace to start blooming too!

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  6. Amy

    Hi Melissa,
    Hopefully your lilacs haven’t drooped by now. They are infamous for wilting within hours of picking. I am sharing a link on how to cut and prepare them for maximum longevity in a vase, in case it helps for next time.
    https://www.chicagobotanic.org/blog/how_to/keep_cut_lilacs_fresh_longer_these_tips
    Enjoy! The bouquets look divine and I can smell them through the screen! Love the dark wine colored lilac, never saw that before. Stunning!

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  7. Sharon

    So very lovely! You’re so lucky to have so many beautiful plants to choose from!

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  8. Lorrie

    The bouquet of lilacs on our dining room table is perfuming the house! Gorgeous time of year.

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  9. Deanna Rabe

    This is why I garden! I love cutting flowers from my yard and garden to use in the house!

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  10. Melanie

    Beautiful! I’m looking for a link to that blue double handled vase in your kitchen but can’t find one. Could you please share? :)

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