A Year in Bloom

Welcome 2016! It has been a year since I began my 4 Blooms and a Bee journey, and I have to say, when I think back to this time last year, I had no idea how much beauty, discovery, and hard work I was about to encounter!

With the garden looking so bare right now it’s hard to believe that flowers actually bloomed, that bees busily buzzed and that aromas filled the summer air of our little garden.IMG_1847IMG_2295IMG_3961IMG_1594IMG_4782IMG_4769IMG_5602When I look back at these photos it reminds me what an amazing year our family had in our garden. It was so worth it. The happiness and contentment I felt when working in the garden was enough to get me officially hooked. Not only that, our house was filled with seasonal flowers all year round which always brightened my day.

Here are a few of my favourite arrangements, one from each season.IMG_1157IMG_3156IMG_4853FullSizeRender-2Another great pleasure I have had over the last year is having the chance to share the whole experience with my friends and family. The original aim of 4 Blooms and a Bee was to get people thinking about the origin of the flowers they are buying, inspire others to seek out more local, seasonal alternatives and even try to grow their own seasonal blooms. On occasion I think I may have achieved this, but mostly I have opened a new discussion with friends and family that I had not had before, and for that I am grateful.

 

 

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