Flower Stories: Daily Bouquets

bouquet of flowers

My husband and I were on our usual weekend photo-shoot. On this particular summer’s day at the Filberg Lodge gardens, I remember becoming enchanted with their cut-flower garden and uttering for all to hear, “I want a cut-flower garden!” I have witnesses.

At home, I looked at my old garden and wondered if it could ever have such splendor. All I could see was the futile effort of the past. But that day, the seed of desire was planted.

Small steps. One raised bed at a time. That’s how my first cut-flower garden started.

This summer provided a weekly collection of fragrant visual treats. Garden Bouquets for the kitchen table, to photograph, to paint, and to inspire my designs. Flowers have always been a component of inspiration in my paintings, printmaking, and digital artwork.

In gardening flowers, I’ve learned many things. Take small steps. There are garden creatures that will challenge you and charm you. Queen Ann’s Lace makes an exquisite accent in a bouquet. Weeds are really wildflowers and they are free!

Published by Loretta Busch

Loretta’s digital-paintings artwork is a bewitching combination of soulful colours and maximalist composition. The abstracted collaged landscape and botanical forms create a visual story that are fully exposed, but forever shifting. The images are an open invitation to travel through time and space; to enter new worlds of emerging possibilities; or to get lost in a meditative journey of colour and form. Loretta has been an award-winning painter and printmaker for over four decades. Her home studio is located on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. She draws her inspiration from the life, the rural setting she lives in, and her many years of travel.