Petal & Pins

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Mon Petit Chou

My garden is rather bare on the flower front at the moment, apart from the beds of Bergenias – affectionately know as ‘elephant ears’ that are just starting to show their winter display of small pink flowers. It’s meant a bit of ‘thumb twirling’ as far as my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe is concerned.

That is until last month when Mr Petal & Pins gave me a beautiful bunch of flowers for our wedding anniversary, which you may know about from my post A Spring Proposal.

The bouquet was a divine surprise – pinky mauve roses, heavenly scented freesias and brassica – yes that’s kale or cabbage!

Wedding Anniversary Bouquet

Wedding Anniversary Bouquet

Brassica sounds much more sophisticated than cabbage – but so does the french endearment ‘Mon Petit Chou’ than it’s english translation!

What ever you choose to call them they were exquisite and gave the bouquet a dramatic edge. One month on I’m still enjoying some of the brassica in a vase (they out lasted the freesias and roses) and some gave new inspiration for my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe.

I think I’d like to plant some in my garden … as for Mr Petal & Pins – well he’s ‘Mon Petit Chou’ x

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

A Spring Proposal

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

It was on the first day of Spring one year that Mr Petal & Pins proposed we get married.

The plum tree is one of the first trees to burst into blossom in my garden and this Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe design was made from the blossoms last Spring.

It’s a wedding gown – for a garden fairy – and since today is our wedding anniversary I thought it the perfect thing to post.

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