I'm usually the cheerleader for bouquets cut from the garden, but this time of year I long for color. We don't live by evergreens and flowering branches alone, which is about all the garden offers in January.
"The Greatest Show" running from today until March 1st at Museo Gallery in Langley was the inspiration for this razzle-dazzle of a flower arrangement. Sometimes we just need all out color - nothing subtle here, as befits the circus theme celebrated by a variety of Whidbey artists.
The show opens tonight, Saturday January 23, with a party, 5-7 p.m. - drop in to see a stunning assortment of work. You can enjoy the excitement of the circus, including the gallery draped in a simulated big-top, without watching a single poor animal demeaned or mistreated (I've been boycotting real circuses for years.......)
The yellow, orange and striped tulips are from Metropolitan Market, 3 bunches for $10. The pussy willows were foraged and dried last winter, the red branches pruned just yesterday from my little coral bark maple (Acer palmatum ' SangoKaku') - even in January the garden does yield up its delights....