Excuse Dad's knees and the coloring book
There were so many flowers in bloom all the sudden, I decided to cut a few to beautify the sunporch for my parents' visit. The above arrangement is a combination of peonies (they're a little faded, but I wanted to make the mot of them before the rain completely demolished them!), old English shrub roses, and another variety of shrub rose that has the most lovely little clumps of white flowers and brilliant yellow centers. The scent was unbelievable.
Dave brought me these little cuties the other day, just because (he's the best husband!). I cut them down (and removed the baby's breath that came with them), and arranged these mums/daisies, carnations and roses in this little urn. Yes, it's the same urn as the first picture - I bought a matching set at a Syracuse, NY flea market for $5!