July 1, 2011
A half century birthday calls for a serious bouquet – and notice the handle wrapped in a hosta leaf. Except for the peonies which were chilling in the fridge, here’s what’s I picked for the birthday bouquet – yellow foxglove, foxtail lily, bellflowers, yarrow, heliopsis, and hosta. My talented sister Deb arranged them; she first arranged them in a plastic florist bucket which we then set inside the metal bucket.
Happy 50th Shelly!
September 13, 2010
July 16th, 2010
Flower prep the day before the wedding – sister Deb made six hand held bouquets, 40 or so tabletop mason jar arrangements, two pulpit arrangements and the flower girls basket – all with flowers from my garden except for a few dozen roses that we ordered. We used hundreds of peonies that had been sleeping in my fridge since May and June!
Scott and Becca’s wedding – July 17th, 201o
Family pictures to follow soon!
July 8, 2010
Mid summer brings a burst a colorful perennials and annuals: purple liatris (gay feather), pink echinacea (coneflower), purple and white scabiosa (pincushion flower), solidago (goldenrod), pink clary sage, phlox, rudbeckia ‘Indian Summer’, blue delphinium, poppy seed pods, variegated grass, and hosta leaves.
June 29, 2010
June 15, 2010
June 10, 2010
May 28, 2010
What’s blooming today and heading for market? Lupine, peonies, false queen anne’s lace, sweet william, goats beard, coral bells, buplureum, and salvia. Most of these flowers are blooming weeks ahead of schedule because of an unseasonably warm weather pattern that we’ve been experiencing.
I picked these flowers late in the evening and let them condition in a bucket of water overnight. Then early the next morning I made them into bouquets and put sleeves around each one for protection and a nice appearance. Then off to market to find a new home.
What’s blooming in your gardens today?