fragrant spring flowers

by Sharon Santoni
[blank]My whole house is filled with the perfume of these pale pale pink hyacinths; I simply couldn’t resist them at the market yesterday.[blank]
[blank]I paired them with a bunch of white tulips, the same of purple, and as I drove home I stopped to pick some wonderful euphorbias growing wild at the edge of a field [blank]
[blank]… happy days[blank]

   [blank]This is my idea of therapy a few minutes to pick or to buy the flowers;                      then make myself a coffee and put the bouquet together,[blank]

[blank]finally I get out my camera and click … 

everyone needs a little  creativity in their day[blank]


Julie West Wales April 17, 2013 - 10:48 am

I love the colour combination Sharon, and your house must smell delicious!

The enchanted home April 17, 2013 - 1:29 pm

BREATHTAKING…Those purple and white tulips just make it. Stunning job!

Karen (Back Road Journal) April 17, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Your floral arrangement not only looks like spring…it looks like a still life painting. Just lovely.

Denise at Forest Manor April 17, 2013 - 2:05 pm

This is a gorgeous bouquet, Sharon! I'm sure it's an added bonus that the Hyacinths make it smell divine. 🙂 You have a real talent for creating beautiful flower arrangements.


CÉLINE CHOLLET April 17, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Superbes comme toujours tes bouquets Sharon !
Bonne journée,

Jennifer April 17, 2013 - 3:42 pm


hopflower April 17, 2013 - 4:06 pm


Jennifer April 17, 2013 - 4:25 pm

You did an amazing job arranging these gorgeous flowers! I love the color combination and texture. 🙂

romladolcevita April 17, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Bellissime! Ciao from Italy

Anonymous April 17, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Luscious !

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon April 17, 2013 - 5:55 pm

I just simply love to see your bouquets. You are incredibly talented. Mine always seem a little off. I just keep studying yours to see what I can learn. Have a great day. Mine will be mundane – oil change for the car.

Catherine April 17, 2013 - 6:00 pm

I LOVE the way you arrange flowers!!!!! I hate the sort of arrangements you get in US flower shops.

Anonymous April 17, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Simply lovely. Shows us how to do it!

Julia April 17, 2013 - 7:42 pm

Ah yes, the perfume must be wonderful

Anonymous April 17, 2013 - 8:31 pm

Comme toujours,vous nous faites de merveilleux bouquets et si joliment présentés.C'est dommage que nous ne puissions pas profiter du parfum. Merci…Jacqueline

Barbara Lilian April 17, 2013 - 10:06 pm

So gorgeous such a lovely blend of colours. I always love your beautiful flower arrangements. I never seem to be able to keep hyacinths in a floral arrangement. Do you do anything special to the stem ?

PURA VIDA April 17, 2013 - 10:13 pm

I know this smells as pretty is it looks!

vicki archer April 17, 2013 - 10:54 pm

So lovely Sharon… you have read my mind… I don't know why but I am craving the beauty of flowers… xv

Aunty Belle April 17, 2013 - 11:12 pm

Ah, the charm is that there is structure, but the arrangement looks loose and carefree, not rigid. The beauty for me are the fresh sweet early spring green colors–the set off all the other blooms. Simply lovely.

Anonymous April 18, 2013 - 1:52 am

Hi Sharon this is absolutely beautiful. I have a paper bag with bulbs sitting here waiting to be planted. The Tulip bulbs are sitting in the crisper part of the fridge waiting…tulips over here you have to replace every year they don't come back. I have been looking at this new book by Carolyne Roehm called Flowers if you haven't had a chance to look I recommend it I think you will enjoy she is brilliant and her gardens beautiful….Till next time Regards Esther from Sydney. PS I think your blog is beautiful Thank you for sharing.

Yvonne @ StoneGable April 18, 2013 - 1:52 am

SWOON! This is one of the prettiest arrangements! It is so soft and feminine and whispers of spring!!!

Karen April 18, 2013 - 1:58 am

You assemble the most beautiful bouquets. If you even need a job you could be an in-demand florist.

Barbara P from MA April 18, 2013 - 4:22 am

SO PRETTY!!! You definitely have a knack for arranging flowers!

Traci S April 18, 2013 - 4:46 am

Sharon, your bouquets are so beautiful! Elegant, perfectly proportioned but not precious! I love them! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

The Blue Farmhouse April 18, 2013 - 6:43 am

Unbelievably beautiful…other than all the other wonderful things you do…if you get tired of any of them, a talented florist could be your next gig!:)

(I applaud all your talents and successes)!

Colleen Taylor April 18, 2013 - 7:25 am

Gorgeous, simply swoon worthy Sharon! Artful arranging as always. I can almost imagine the incredible scent! XO

Karene April 18, 2013 - 7:31 am

Among your many gifts is your ability to create exquisite flower arrangements. Thank you for sharing the results!

Chris April 18, 2013 - 7:42 am

Les Fleurs! Incredible! And you have one rascal doggie…one that I can't wait to meet and his very well-behaved handsome brother!
Your florals always amaze me.

Päivi April 18, 2013 - 9:25 am

I agree! And thanks this I have to share with my friends. Have a nice day!

Laura @ 52 FLEA April 18, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Lovely therapy session! 🙂

Laurie April 18, 2013 - 4:15 pm

This made my morning, as spring keeps playing hide and seek where I live. Thank you for sharing your beautifully arranged bouquet!

Jennifer Clark April 18, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Such a beautiful arrangement! Sigh…. I have always wanted to be able to arrange flowers. I have books, I've done some research, but I don't get much practice and my development is going more slowly than I would wish. I grow flowers for the house, but not enough! More flowers!!!!

Thanks for this. We are having an awful week here in the US. I'd much rather see glorious photos of flowers than read about bombings and explosions and political dreck.

peggy braswell April 18, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Stunningly beautiful.

Christine Bletcher April 18, 2013 - 7:05 pm

I think I detect that fragrance all the way over here on a small island of British Columbia….. beautiful bouquet..

Aaron April 19, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Really Awesome!!!! An extreme beautiful Arrangement of Flowers . Just love this gorgeous post…

Romladolcevita April 19, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Happy weekend from Italy

Karen L. Bates April 24, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Simply lovely…stunning bouquet…and I love the smell of hyacinths! I have one right next to me…smells divine!

I a new follower….great photos!

Did you know that in order to comment one has to type in those squiggly words? Ugh!

romladolcevita May 1, 2013 - 6:10 pm

Happy first of May from Italy.


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