A Bounty of Favorite Blossoms
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Whether fresh cuttings from the florist, brimming with redolent scent, or simply a classic motif in home décor, prismatic roses offer a dose of cheerfulness to any room. Find more blooming inspiration in our latest special issue, Flowers & Gardens, at https://bit.ly/flowersandgardens2023.
“There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.” —Archibald Thompson • • • For your unconditional love and support, we wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the maternal women in our lives! Our readers share touching tributes to these lovely ladies at https://bit.ly/giftsfromourmothers.
Some horticulturalists are blessed to reside near rolling hills or wide expanses with access to ample space for cultivating a vision of blossoms through which to stroll. For those with a more limited canvas, there is hope in the form of container gardening. Find our tips for growing blooms in these lovely vessels in our book, The Art of Flowers, at https://bit.ly/theartofflowers.
Inspired by the charming fleuristes of Paris, Sandra Sigman returned to the States with dreams of re-creating the floral aesthetics appreciated overseas and saw her dream become reality when she establishes Les Fleurs floral and garden shop in Andover, Massachusetts. Now, her illustrious career is celebrated in her debut book, French Blooms. Read more at https://bit.ly/victoriamayjune2023.
Are you following Victoria magazine on Instagram? Surround yourself with a bounty of blossoming lilacs and other springtime delights sure to lift your spirits by following us at http://bit.ly/2JHPKIQ! | Photo: Garden Answer
Beyond the pretty petals, flowers speak a language all their own, and one California florist's tiny bunches of blooms capture this unique patois in a most meaningful way. Teresa Sabankaya teaches how to make your own posy at https://bit.ly/makeyourownposy.
Whether cultivated to festoon the eaves of a stately manor, allowed to twine a wooden fence along a country lane, or gathered into fresh arrangements, wisteria offers languid beauty wherever it is found. Discover inspiration for decorating with this purple bloom at https://bit.ly/enchantingwisteria.
After a debut year described as "a beautiful and exhausting blur," a California entrepreneur finds that happiness—and surprising success—grows in abundance amid her brimful flower farm, named for the grandmother who inspired her love of botanical beauty. Read more about Grace Rose Farm in our book, Living with Roses, at https://bit.ly/livingwithroses.
The tulip's soft stem presents a challenge to the perfectionist. However, for anyone willing to let the flowers arrange themselves, this bloom grants abundant ease. Find inspiration for decorating with one of our favorite spring flowers at https://bit.ly/withagracefulbow. 🌷
Are you following Victoria magazine on Pinterest? Our "Springtime Delight" board is abloom with the fragrant and colorful bounty of the season. Discover your next favorite floral creation by following along at https://bit.ly/springtimedelightboard.
"Here's to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them." —Unknown • • • On International Women's Day, our readers reflect on how their lives have been shaped by the extraordinary ladies who have changed the world around us. Read their stories at https://bit.ly/victorialadyheroes. Who has inspired you? | Photo: David Austin Roses
As spring arrives in Washington, D.C., softly scented winds blow away the lingering gray of winter. The bountiful blossoms of more than 3,000 cherry trees fill the nation’s capital with pastel splendor and will be celebrated during the National Cherry Blossom Festival beginning March 20. Petals of the purest white and faintest pink create a stunningly memorable entry into the long-awaited season at https://bit.ly/victoriacherryblossoms.
Symbolic of admiration or perfection, the camellia garners its own ardent praise. In colors from the palest blush to the deepest rouge, these exquisite blossoms lend an air of romance to the winter landscape. Learn more about this beloved flower at http://bit.ly/2vfy6cH.
Freshly cut from the backyard or carefully plucked from the garden, floral vignettes capture the serenity of the upcoming verdant months. From sprawling branches to the sweet simplicity of a single bloom, the bounty of the season is evident. Find tips for arranging the first signs of spring in The Art of Flowers, available at https://bit.ly/3zn71jD.
The weather outside may be frightful, but these romantic holiday blooms are certainly delightful! Find tips for crafting the most beautiful arrangements to enjoy any time of year in our book, The Art of Flowers, available at https://bit.ly/3zn71jD.
While giving thanks for life's many blessings, guests at this lovely tableau are certain to include their admiration for the beauty of these romantic roses gracing the centerpiece. Find pages of inspiration for adorning any setting with these most-loved blooms in our newest book, Living with Roses, at https://bit.ly/3P5pUA6.
Just an hour from the bustling metropolis of Philadelphia, there is a pocket of prettiness set within the scenic Brandywine Valley known today as Longwood Gardens. Originally a family farm with a 15-acre arboretum, the wooded property was slated to be cut down for its timber when noted American businessman Pierre du Pont saved it from the saw. Discover its autumnal glory at https://bit.ly/3nU7045. — in Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania.
Shapely gourds remain a symbol of abundance. Celebrate this treasured bounty while refreshing the look of your home, taking inspiration from our vignettes featuring pumpkins. Find tips for creating this show-stopping centerpiece at https://bit.ly/2IeK90y. 🧡✨
Celebrate the resplendent bounty of an autumn garden with a stunning arrangement of vibrantly hued dahlias, artichokes, seedpods, and berries. Place in a copper vessel and surround with miniature gourds to create a seasonal showstopper. Discover more décor ideas using the bountiful delights of the season at https://bit.ly/3DzCwMA.
The rose’s delicate petals imbue vignettes with soft femininity. It may be a fragrant bouquet that adds serenity to one’s space or swathes of blush tones and budding patterns in a special garment or textiles that issue an invitation for peaceful repose. Discover the ways in which this treasured bloom enhances serenity of everyday life in our hardcover edition, Living with Roses, available at https://bit.ly/3P5pUA6.
Vibrant shades of red and orange provide a breathtaking complement to the cool tones of our favorite blue-and-white china. Find a bevy of floral inspiration for this transitional season in our book, The Art of Flowers, at https://bit.ly/3zn71jD.
Beyond the pretty petals, flowers speak a language all their own, and California florist Teresa Sabankaya's tiny bunches of blooms capture this unique patois in a most meaningful way. In her Eden-like garden, paths wind about, offering strolls amid roses and a bevy of other blossoms, each one whispering words of romance. Discover the author's romantic oasis in our book, Living with Roses, at https://bit.ly/3P5pUA6.
“Every house needs a grandmother in it.” — Louisa May Alcott • • • Today we send our love and appreciation to grandparents, whether they’re still blessing our lives today or we are cherishing their precious memory. Happy Grandparents Day! | Photo: Grace Rose Farm
“Flowers have a way of bringing people joy,” says Gracie Paulson, the entrepreneur behind Grace Rose Farm, “and it is an honor to be able to grow and ship our roses across the country, knowing they will create a beautiful moment for someone.” Stroll through her blossoming farm's fields and learn more about the care and keeping of the beautiful blooms in our newest hardcover edition, Living with Roses, at https://bit.ly/3P5pUA6.
"By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer." —Helen Hunt Jackson • • • Wishing you all a lovely first day of September! | Photo: The Farmhouse Flower Farm