Honestly, I’ve never really gotten into Apartment Therapy. Like many sites that I want to LOVE, it’s just a little too Real Simple-y for me sometimes. But I decided to check out the SF site today and it’s soothing the hell out of me. Especially these posts:
- Urban Indigo-a seriously soothing Oakland boutique in the Grand Lake neighborhood
- Black Flowers-who doesn’t love them? Apparently “gotard”
- Garden Inspired Interiors-not great examples all of them, but that lead image is enough to make it one of my faves:
Here is an arrangement featuring my favorite “black” flower: chocolate cosmos (and two of my other favorite flowers muscari and hellebore).
Discovered at Southern Accents, arrangement by Greg Campbell of Memphis
I took several photographs of A Great Sight in Rockridge to capture the soothing front garden, the gravel, stone spheres, and variety of emergent bulbs. But when I got home, I found that some of the pictures from my digital camera were corrupted. I was left without a photograph of the one bulb I really wanted to capture: Muscari, also commonly known as Grape Hyacinth. The sturdy yet precious little ones in the garden depicted in A Great Sight in Rockridge are one of my favorite things about my walks to College Avenue.
Although the photographs didn’t turn out, I’m not left without a souvenir from today’s Muscari sighting. When I arrived at Trader Joe’s I was thrilled to find some in a little twin-tin, already forced, blooming and ready to go.
Without further ado, I introduce you to the new bulb on the windowsill, Muscari:
And the sweet, sweet scent is fantastic