One of my New Year’s resolutions was to always keep a vase of fresh flowers on my desk. The pleasure they give me when I do makes me wonder why I have never achieved it on a regular basis before.

Sometimes they’ll be bought ones that catch my eye whilst in town like last week’s anemones,

Anemonestems

but more often they will be picked from my garden, like today’s winter flowering heathers.

Heathersprigs

Cutting my own flowers will make me take the time to stop and see what changes are taking place in the garden each week.

Anemonepollen2

By photographing them for my blog I will hopefully:

  • improve my photography skills
  • build up a ‘plants in bloom’ diary to help my garden design
  • take time to study them in more detail to aid my lampshade design
  • provide a visual treat for you

Anemonerear

and finally

  • keep to my resolution!  Enjoy.

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