For those of you who were wondering what kind of flowers to send me the answer is definitely PEONIES! (What? I heard you wanted to mail me some?) I used to work for a Peony farmer at Seattle's Pikes Place Market. It was a sea of Peonies and it is still a magical memory for me. It's the one month of the year that we can actually get our hands on these babies and I have been taking full advantage. At the NY show we had giant Tree Peonies which I had never seen until last year. The blooms are literally as big as my face. They start out magenta and slowly fade to peach. YUM! Whatever you do make sure to spoil yourself this month with armloads of the empress flower! (and not just because Martha would!)
I have been having a whole new affair with plants lately and I can't get enough of them. All I have is my patch of porch though so I have to make the most of it. This week after visiting a friends creekside property I came home and spiffed up the porch with this summertime altar full of wishes. It faces my front door so I see it everytime I leave the house. I love me some kitschy, inspiring goodness. Why not! I give you permission to get woowoo on your porch too!