My sister, Dee (Nanner, as I call her), is the Master Gardener of the family and from time to time she brings me cuttings from her own gardens. And her gardens are fabulous and numerous.
She even stopped along the way to my house and cut the weeds from a ditch. Why weeds? Because they’re only weeds if you think they are ugly…. She knows what it takes to make a beautiful arrangement, no? Yes!
She also brought me zinnias in a vibrant array of colors. Even though these are the last of the season she knows how to keep them looking great until the end.
And because she likes me to feel totally indulged, she makes yet a third arrangement of the bunch that she brought. I would have stuffed them into one large vase!
And did you notice the ‘Triple Tiered Frame’ print in the picture?
We make a total production of arranging them just so; cutting them to length, maybe walking around my yard for little sprigs of greenery, etc. Of course, placement in the house is a huge part of this. So much fun!
Thanks, Nanner, for thinking of me, for knowing how to grow beautiful things, for being my sister. I love you so much I can’t even…you know…. Wish you all had a sister like mine.