Sartorial Saturday–Heartfelt Hydrangea

Hydrangea season might be over, but that doesn’t mean I have to give up my favorite flower!

I’ve never ordered a necklace from Erstwilder before. I guess I kind of assumed that the chain would be too short for neck (many retro necklaces are meant for women with thinner necks than I have), and their necklaces are a little expensive to just take a chance. But sometime around my birthday, when I remembered just how much I love hydrangeas, I also remembered that Erstwilder had a few pieces inspired by the flower in some of their previous launches. I missed out on the brooches, but the necklace was still available, and I had been saving my Erstwilder reward points for so long, I was able to order it for basically free! I didn’t have to wait long to receive it, even coming from Australia, (Erstwilder’s international shipping, handled by DHL, is amazingly fast!). It’s a beautiful necklace. The colors and shading are amazing, and the fit is perfect…it’s not too small at all! It’s definitely a statement piece, so I kept the rest of my jewelry simple…just a few Splendette glitter bangles in coordinating colors.

Just for fun, here’s a look at some of the hydrangeas I’ve seen this summer:

I’m so glad I took a chance on this necklace, and can admire my favorite flower all year long!

In the Climatron

When we walked through the Climatron last weekend, we saw some familiar plants, but also some I don’t remember seeing before. I can’t decide if they’ve added some new varieties since the last time we were there (which was at least 15 months ago), or if it’s just been so long that I’ve forgotten what we normally see!

Even More Spring Flowers at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Maybe it’s just because we didn’t get to go to the Missouri Botanical Garden last spring, but every flower I see this year is like greeting an old friend! Very “Edelweiss,” don’t you think?

Orchid Show 2020

It’s time to take a look at the brightest spot in all the month of February…the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden!

First things first…a glimpse of the stars of the show: The flowers themselves! We’ve been going to the Orchid Show for several years now, and I’m still always amazed by how many different kinds of flowers they showcase!

The rest of the scenery is always beautiful, and like the flowers, always different:

My favorite part of this year’s Orchid Show, however, were the headdresses showcased throughout the exhibit. They are very different from anything I’ve seen at the Orchid Show in the past, and really fit with this year’s theme of Flora Mesoamerica:

I’m sure we’ll visit at least once more before the show wraps up on March 22, because half the fun is seeing how they rotate new flowers in throughout its run!