As we find ourselves in the ups and downs of springtime weather (sun, rain, sun, & still more rain) I've started to replant our spring and summer garden, and honestly, it's something I've been looking forward to all year.
I've quite fallen in love with flowers since living in France - all shapes, sizes, colors, and varieties. I'd ideally like to have at least two fresh bouquets in the house at all times. And, with many bouquets coming in at 3-4 Euros, (like the one pictured above) it wouldn't be very hard to do.
As it turns out, Provence is very well-known for its flower production, with cities like Antibes having more than 1,000 producers growing different varieties like roses, tulips, carnations, and anemones. And of course we would be remise not to mention the prize of the region, lavander. If there's a more whimsical image of this region than those rolling, purple fields with their stonehouse-backdrops, I'd like to know about it!
All this to say that in this region, people take their flowers very seriously. And as I add a few more pots of dahlias to our garden, I think I'm beginning to take this fleur business to heart as well. Toss a few peonies my way, and I'm all yours...
Any spring flowers you're dying to get your hands on...or have someone hand to you :) ?