Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Home Grown Bloomers

White Peony ( possibly a Casablanca ) with Catmint, Daisy, and Yarrow

 Dear friends,
How can it be that May is nearly over? The month just flew by! While I was focused on getting the cutting garden started my established gardens have suddenly exploded with fresh blooms! What could be more uplifting than adorning your kitchen table, nightstand, bathroom, and guest rooms with fresh cut flowers straight from your garden! Today I'm sharing some homegrown bouquet's  we've been enjoying at Dandelion House and the cottage! 

White Peonies
Have you ever noticed how a homegrown ( in- season ) bouquet differs from those purchased from a floral shop or supermarket floral center? For one thing they smell wonderful and present a natural beauty unlike the packaged bundles that come from far away shores. It's true, our homegrown beauties often don't last quite a long in the vase but its' a perfect excuse to just go out and cut what's blooming next!

Yellow Yarrow in Red Bucket

 I cut this yarrow just as it was starting to turn yellow. I love the contrast between the red of the bucket and the yellow flowers don't you ? 
Vases can be anything you like that will anchor your plant and allow it to show off the best! 

Rhododendron's in vintage milk jar. 

The opening to an old milk jar is perfect for heavier blooms with thicker stems Just right for some fresh picked blossoms! Rhodie's are also lovely floating in a bowl.
I hope you are enjoying some in season blooms from your gardens too!

Tell me, what is your favorite container/vase to display your cut flowers in? I would love to hear your ideas!

I'm taking my backyard bloomers over to Heidi's Country Garden Showcase! Wanna come?

 Happy Gardening and Dandelion Wishes,

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