Friday, August 29, 2014

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop # 169 and DIY Flower Arranging

Howdy friends! Happy Farmgirl Friday and welcome back to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!
 My backyard flower farm has gone bloom'in mad over the last couple of weeks! Yesterday I had a chunk of time to spend cutting and playing with my flowers. The end result was magical! It took me a couple of hours to create EIGHT unique bouquets using vintage pitchers, pots and vases from my collection. Read all about it in this weeks Beach Farmgirl Blog


 That's not all that's producing. I'm up to my eyeballs in tomatoes so I'll be searching through your entries for a how to on blanching them to save for later! I'm good with flowers. We'll see about tomatoes! 
Now it's your turn to link up and share some of that good old fashioned farmgirl soul-food.
 Are you harvesting, cookin' cannin' and cleanin' in preparation for the change of seasons?  Tell us all about it! 
Be sure to stop by Big Sky Acres to catch up with "my farmgirl in crime" co-hostess, Debbie too! ( aka Farmgirl Unleashed)! She's back from baby sitting her new grandson and she's gone GA GA over him. He's a cutie-pie. 


 It's time to link up for your weekly fixin' of farmgirl soul-food!
Tis' the season of plenty and there is so much to celebrate! Share the bounty here!
 Crafting, cooking, canning, chickens, gardening, farming, and just plain farmgirln' around!

As always, we thank you for your participation in the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! 

Put Down Some Roots And BLOOM!

Love, Deb

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Abundant Arrangements


“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
~ Claude Monet

 One of the things I love most about growing cut flowers is experimenting with different arrangements using what's in season from all areas of my garden. The more I play with my house flowers the more I realize the possibilities are endless!

Today I'm sharing two different flower arrangements, both very different but abundant with the seasons offerings from our backyard gardens.

This side features the deep reds and hot pinks of some of my smaller dahlias.
 This  vintage tarnished water pitcher is spilling over with fresh dahlias, sedum, sunflowers, red wine vinegar basil, hydrangea and feathery plumes from the ornamental grasses in my largest perennial bed.


While this side is brimming with some of my larger dahlia varieties. along with some of my deep red sunflowers and faded hydrangea blooms.

 This medium sized glass floral vase is  roomy and sturdy enough to handle large dahlia blossoms

as well as a few sunflowers and zinnias!

TIP:  When making your own flower arrangements, forget about what you think it should look like and just play! Try adding fresh herbs as fillers in your arrangement's. They add an element of surprise and a delicious aroma to your bouquets.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop # 168


 Welcome back to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! How the heck are ya? Aside from my unexpected mini-vacation due to a computer malfunction all is well here on our little homestead. It's been a funny summer weather wise. It never really got tooooooo hot... which is fine with me since my thermostat runs hot ever since I joined the " top of  the hill " club a couple of years back. The cooler weather has  its perks!
 We didn't have to run the ac all summer long and best of all, my flowers and veggies haven't keeled over from heat exhaustion either! They are perky as ever.

Along with the flowers we are harvesting loads of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and the edemame is just about ready for picking too.
I can feel  ( and smell ) fall in the air, can you? I'm in no rush for cold weather, but I am a huge fan of fall... except for the leaves, and the constant raking, and the leaves, and the leaves, and the leaves... Did I mention the leaves? 


What's happening in your farmgirl world? Are you harvesting, cookin' cannin' and cleanin' in preparation for the change of seasons?  Tell us all about it! 

Be sure to stop by Big Sky Acres to catch up with "my farmgirl in crime" co-hostess, Debbie too! ( aka Farmgirl Unleashed)! She's on baby watch this week!

Time to link up for your weekly fixin' of farmgirl soul-food!
Tis' the season of plenty and there is so much to celebrate! Share the bounty here!
 Crafting, cooking, canning, chickens, gardening, farming, and just plain farmgirln' around!


As always, we thank you for your participation in the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! 

Put Down Some Roots And BLOOM!

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