Roses In April

How I would love to title this post, April In Paris.  It is a state of mind.   I can imagine myself walking through the Jardin des Tuileries right this moment, but then I might have missed two special Savannah moments.

This week-end, there is an explosion of flowers and floral design at the Telfair Museum and Jepsen Center.  Yesterday I was privileged to attend a luncheon Luncheon at the Jepsen Centerat the Telfair Museum  and a great lecture/demonstration by a favorite WSJ columnist, Lindsey Taylor.  I have attempted to go beyond the art of gardening to the art of floral arranging and I have always felt  a failure.  Lindsey’s writing and now a visual of how she places her blooms to create magic, second my motion that I can never excel in that area.  But it does make me appreciate the skill and imagination it takes even more!   Every time I see a floral designer at work, it gives me hope that I can do more than place a stem in water.  But I can never achieve what some of the designers have done to evoke chosen paintings at the museum.  Let me show you my favorites:

For a porcelain fanatic, what is more dear than an interpretation of two fabulous Sevres tea pots?  The gilded branches make them sing, or whistle!

Evoking Sevres porcelain tea pots

I was mesmerized with this interpretation of the portrait of Kahlil Gibran!Kahil Gibran

This arrangement echoes the cubes and colors of Henri-Jean Guillaume’s painting.

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I appreciate the effort it took to find the flesh toned and russet colors for this arrangement.

I was visually stimulated by this vibrant festival of art and flowers to the point of secretly desiring a nap late in the day, but today, I was left wanting more!  There are two more days to enjoy the events at the Telfair Museum , but I chose instead to have a quiet walk through Savannah Botanical Garden. Fountain at Coastal Georgia Botanic Garden And now, dear reader, to my title and to the point….it was roses in April there! IMG_0944roses

Nowhere in Savannah is there more bright light and deep shadow,  making it difficult for the amateur photographer to get a great photo.  But let me show you what was growing there today….April in Savannah!

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And now home to lovely Skidaway Island where Spring has arrived on an ocean breeze.  There is a promise of another spectacular sunset.  The girls will surely appreciate a walk by the river tonight!IMG_0920

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About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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One Response to Roses In April

  1. Karen B. says:

    Jayne,
    What a fun event to attend. I love beautiful and creative flower arrangements. I can attain more in the garden than in the vase. Even with inspiration such as this, my arrangements always look pretty pedestrian Ah well. It looks like a spectacular time of the year in your region.
    Karen

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