Summertime is the very best time to make a potpourri, but November 15 is getting pretty far advanced in the year here for roses (or many other fresh flowers for that matter)!
This is one of the last truly lovely roses (‘Fourth Of July’ climbing rose) I could find in the yard! But, it gave me the fragrant idea to gather a late potpourri on this beautiful, invigorating day.
I don’t know if any of you are like me and enjoy thrifting antique china and pottery treasures for use in your home. I would rather use something that is pretty and has antique appeal than use a trendy version (if I can do it for the same or less money).
According to Wikipedia, an antique (Latin: antiquus; “old”, “ancient”) is an old collectible item. It is desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, etc. I’ve heard it said that anything older than 25 years is an antique.
From a simple flower vase to tea set additions to a pot-scrubber holder, you can add old charm in unexpected places.
When I do buy something, I want to use it and not pack it away in a month or two because it is adding to the clutter. The antique purple plate above is one of my favorites, though asymmetrical. It was $2.99….
Blooms from January to April
I knew I was going to grow geraniums in my winter window someday. As a young girl I would occasionally see artwork in old children’s books, and I would dream of having my own home with red geraniums basking in the winter sunlight to cheer my home.
Now I am growing them winter after winter – and with good success. And so can you! It only takes a little planning and know-how….