I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Could a love for floral arranging be the result of listening to musical hits over the years with flowers in the title?  Maybe a steady diet of such chart toppers as Days of Wine and Roses by Henry Mancini (1962); the ‘classic’, Tiptoe Through the Tulips by Tiny Tim (1968); (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson (1971); and  The Rose by Bette Middler (1979) sparked a horticultural awakening.

Or perhaps it was the orange blossoms behind her childhood home, at least until the grove was leveled to make way for an elementary school, that won her over to many ground breaking floral experiences or maybe that floral gift of daisies her boyfriend gave her to proclaim his affection. Whatever the cause, life at the McIntyre home has never been without the touch of floral beauty for long.

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Stargazer Lilys

One of the things I like best about my wife’s floral arrangements is the opportunity to get my camera out and get creative.  I have especially enjoyed working with Stargazers and created a gallery of images taken only from this arrangement.

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