"Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them" ~ A.A Milne
Lately on my dog walks I have caught myself closely inspecting all the different types of greenery, wild weeds, and blooming Lilacs lining the well beaten paths of Fernie. I have become completely enamored by the lush greenery sprawling throughout our beautiful valley, and yesterday I decided it was time to bring the outdoors in!
With my coffee & baileys in hand and the pup in tow I headed out into the forest to forage a bit of that sought after greenery that I have been longing to have in my home.
I was pleasantly surprised by the generosity of my neighbors,
letting me cut those gorgeous Lilacs that would become the focal point
of my arrangement. I've always had a deep appreciation for nature and I'm sure my
love for flower arranging started early on. As a little girl I was endlessly constructing daisy crowns, braiding grass and pulling up "weeds"
to give to my mother as a bouquet. Now, as an adult I am continually fascinated by Mother Natures abundant offerings.
Once I had collected my "found flowers" and greenery I headed indoors
just as it started to rain and got to work on my table arrangement. The
weight of the Lilacs created that flowing organic look I'm drawn to, and
all the different types of greenery I collected added texture and helped
with the flow of the arrangement.
Remember, only pick what you will use and ALWAYS ask your neighbors for permission!