Roses In April

How I would love to title this post, April In Paris.  It is a state of mind.   I can imagine myself walking through the Jardin des Tuileries right this moment, but then I might have missed two special Savannah moments.

This week-end, there is an explosion of flowers and floral design at the Telfair Museum and Jepsen Center.  Yesterday I was privileged to attend a luncheon Luncheon at the Jepsen Centerat the Telfair Museum  and a great lecture/demonstration by a favorite WSJ columnist, Lindsey Taylor.  I have attempted to go beyond the art of gardening to the art of floral arranging and I have always felt  a failure.  Lindsey’s writing and now a visual of how she places her blooms to create magic, second my motion that I can never excel in that area.  But it does make me appreciate the skill and imagination it takes even more!   Every time I see a floral designer at work, it gives me hope that I can do more than place a stem in water.  But I can never achieve what some of the designers have done to evoke chosen paintings at the museum.  Let me show you my favorites:

For a porcelain fanatic, what is more dear than an interpretation of two fabulous Sevres tea pots?  The gilded branches make them sing, or whistle!

Evoking Sevres porcelain tea pots

I was mesmerized with this interpretation of the portrait of Kahlil Gibran!Kahil Gibran

This arrangement echoes the cubes and colors of Henri-Jean Guillaume’s painting.

Puy l'Eveque

I appreciate the effort it took to find the flesh toned and russet colors for this arrangement.

I was visually stimulated by this vibrant festival of art and flowers to the point of secretly desiring a nap late in the day, but today, I was left wanting more!  There are two more days to enjoy the events at the Telfair Museum , but I chose instead to have a quiet walk through Savannah Botanical Garden. Fountain at Coastal Georgia Botanic Garden And now, dear reader, to my title and to the point….it was roses in April there! IMG_0944roses

Nowhere in Savannah is there more bright light and deep shadow,  making it difficult for the amateur photographer to get a great photo.  But let me show you what was growing there today….April in Savannah!


And now home to lovely Skidaway Island where Spring has arrived on an ocean breeze.  There is a promise of another spectacular sunset.  The girls will surely appreciate a walk by the river tonight!IMG_0920


About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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1 Response to Roses In April

  1. Karen B. says:

    What a fun event to attend. I love beautiful and creative flower arrangements. I can attain more in the garden than in the vase. Even with inspiration such as this, my arrangements always look pretty pedestrian Ah well. It looks like a spectacular time of the year in your region.


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