Nothing can compare to the beauty of fresh flowers, and in my mind, nothing compares to the wonderful idea of casually fillings vases and bottles with flowers from your own garden. If I do have a little garden patch to call my own, I do think that I will dedicate the space to growing flowers for enjoying indoors. Rose bushes, well of course, but what I'm really talking about is that idea which is referred to as a cutting garden.
I really don't know too much about it, but from what I've seen the garden itself isn't necessarily gorgeous, it consists of a raised bed or area in the garden dedicated to growing flowers for cutting. Sounds great to me, what about you?
Oh, and the roses in this photo? My friend Batya, who also happens to be our local ceramicist and teacher, gave these to me from a climbing rose bush in her garden. Which got me thinking and dreaming once again. And as I write this I remind myself that I certainly don't have to wait for a cutting garden to enjoy flowers, I've got a container garden that's beckoning me to add some annuals to the mix. So however you can, do bring flowers into your life, they are one of life's very simplest pleasures!