|Stay tuned to see if I can successfully transplant these|
around our new deck before Emmalee's shower!
This was the first chance I'd had to really enjoy spring, although it wasn't my first chance to prune blossoms. Two days prior to my brother-in-law's wedding, I received a frantic call from my mother-in-law requiring my help decorating the ceremony site of his wedding. Something had happened regarding the florist; just what that was remains unclear today. I committed to bringing potted hydrangeas and cuttings of blooming Red Bud and Hawthorn trees. There our adventure began.
The day of the rehearsal dinner, David and I got up early. The night before we'd had a significant storm, and hail had not been kind to my young Red Bud and Hawthorn trees. My plans of decorating Thomas and Jess's wedding site with our own cuttings was history. But blessed with a Master Gardener named Kristin in our church family, I had an idea of how to solve the flower crisis. Kristin is one of the kindest people I know. The success she has cultivating her beautiful gardens (and even more beautiful family) must be due to her own sweet spirit and to her beloved Holy Spirit. She offered us her blossoms. She trusted us to prune from her trees while she was at work. I am eternally grateful.
Hawthorn and Tulip Magnolia cuttings now resting--and wilting--in the trunk of our Civic, David and I set out to find blooming hydrangeas. Silly me thought this would be easy. WRONG. We went to every home improvement store in Murfreesboro and 2 nurseries. No hydrangeas. Apparently we were 2 days too early. Plan B? Grocery stores. Publix had them, so we hit 3 different Publix stores and bought all they had.
Hawthorn cuttings? check.
Potted hydrangeas? check.
|The bucketful of cuttings took my usual place in the|
Three hours early, David and I went to the rehearsal dinner. He drove 30 minutes with branches poking him, and I sneezed my way there surrounded by hydrangeas and fighting car sickness.
|My centerpiece for the Rehearsal Dinner, styled by Rebekah.|
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Thomas and Jessica! I am oh-so happy to welcome Jess to our family.