Two weeks ago, I had gorgeous peachy color Gladiolus on the counter top in the kitchen. I have to be honest, I loved them so very much that I was really sad to see them fade away. Our glass beverage dispenser has been indispensable on our counter top since the warm weather arrived. Not only is it an easy solution when you have house guests, but it is also a smart reminder to take a glass of water when you pass through the kitchen. It doesn’t look half-bad, so I don’t mind seeing it on the counter top.As Spring turned to Summer (and as each week progresses) I have been using this old bottle basket and trio of vintage French bottles as bud containers on the screened-in-porch. Early in the season we had Daffodils. Then we had several weeks of glorious Peonies. Now we have Blue Delphinium. I just love having flowers out on the porch! Considering how much time we spend out there, it’s nice to have a flower arrangement – even if it is composed of just three stems!Whenever possible, I like to put a tall flower arrangement on the black lacquer partner desk behind the vintage glass containers with brass lids in our fireplace room. It brings a pop of color to our most neutral room in the house. Not to mention, I quite enjoy walking out of our bedroom and seeing a huge and beautiful flower arrangement first thing in the morning. (You see the view from our bedroom door into the spare bedroom above – do you remember when I showed you photos of our guest room decked out in Serena and Lily?) We’ve got Hydrangea in bloom along the fence, and it looks like the Cone Flowers are coming up next in our Perennial Garden. All in all, I am very happy we moved our garden from the backyard to the front – not only has it enhanced the curb appeal of our house, but since it’s outside our fence line our puppy is no longer able to “tip-toe through the tulips.” Next year, I really want to extend the Perennial Garden –like I mentioned to you before– so that there are plenty of blooms to cut and bring inside.In other garden news, I am quite thrilled to see our Gladiolus in progress. The two-hundred bulbs we planted did their magic. At this point we have Glads that have popped through the dirt, and greenery about at about knee-high. I’m counting the days til August when they have beautiful orange, peach, and golden blooms on them!