Monday, August 13, 2012

GARDEN BOUQUET



This morning I was out in the garden - seeing what was "available" for a bouquet - No roses blooming - but there were plenty of Queen Anne's lace, Tansy, Foxgloves, Pink Baby's Breathe, Larkspur and some kind of "Bush With Berries".




My flower garden still has a little of this and that.....




I just go ahead and pick things - even if they are front and center.  After all....this is a small garden....
not a Carolyn Aiken size garden!








I have to tell you I never keep any of these bouquets in my house - my husband has allergies...they either go back outside on the patio or I give them away....






Many years ago when dried flowers were all the rage I used dried tansy (the little yellow button looking flower in the herb family) so that's how it eventually ended up in my yard.  It can get "out of control" so I really don't want it in the back yard. Can't stay here on the buffet in the kitchen!








I will be linking this to Kathy at A Delightsome Life's "Return to Loveliness" 
Have a wonderful week!

15 comments:

Terra said...

This bouquet and vase are fabulous; I want to grow foxgloves again, and love those blue delphiniums too. Your arrangement looks unique and a bit wild.

parTea lady said...

That is a lovely bouquet and great photos too.

Cynthia said...

Wha t a beautiful bouquet. love the foxglove.

Cynthia

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Dear Friend, your bouquet turned out marvelously! I love the combination of colors and flowers - atop your beautiful sideboard/buffet (?)
My children and husband have allergies too so I have to be very careful - still fun to create ;)
I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,
Kathy

Roz said...

Bernideen, your home is simply beautiful! Love your floral bouquet! Thank you for stopping by; we haven't chatted in so long!

Hugs,
Roz

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, foxglove is another of my favorite flower.

Joyness Sparkles said...

What a gorgeous bouquet!

***I am stopping by from A Delightsome Life and love your blog, have a great week! :)

Marilyn said...

I have some tansy in my garden, too. It is considered a noxious weed here in Colorado and you can not buy it in a garden center. I got my first start over 35 years ago, but lost it in one of our moves. Then a few years ago I got another start from a friend. It looks pretty in your bouquet! Your garden has certainly grown the past few summers and is looking so nice.♥♫

Angela McRae said...

Admiring your foxgloves .. something I've never been able to grow!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
We have a small lot too; I can't imagine the amount of dead-heading Carolyn has to do.
I recall the dried arrangements very well - dust collectors mostly.
Judith

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That's a pretty bouquet and I love the foxglove. I am swooning over your pretty china displayed on the wall.

Blessings,
Sandi

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I love the pretty floral vase and your cabinet is fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week.
Blessings,
Lisa

Betty Stapleton said...

My delphiniums and foxgloves have been finished for awhile. Love them though. What a pretty floral arrangements. But what I really love is the teacup holder on the wall -so pretty.

Ruthie Miller said...

Bernideen,
Your garden bouquet is just magnificent. Thank you for sharing it. You not only grow the prettiest flowers but you sure can arrange them too.
Xo Ruthie

Beth said...

Simply beautiful! I don't bring bouquets inside much either. My cat always wants to eat them! I can bring them in if I place them on the fireplace mantel; she hasn't figured out how to get up there.