this week’s bouquet

Making a fresh arrangement doesn’t have to be difficult.  This bouquet was made a few weeks ago with simply taking cuttings from my Oakleaf Hydrangea bush.  Nothing fancy, nothing extra . . . just using what you have at hand.

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I made this arrangement specifically for my bedroom, since the colors in my room are beige, pale pink, and pale olive green.

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The Oakleaf flowers had already turned from white to pink and green, so they were the perfect flower for this arrangement on my dresser.

 

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Something I never noticed before is that when the flowers turn pink and green, the blossom turns downward, so you are looking at the underside of the flower.

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I love how they mellow into the sweetest shades of pink and green . . .

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. . . softening the look of everything in the room.

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Happy Monday and happy week to all.

Linking with Rambling in the Garden for “In a Vase on Monday”.

 

 

11 thoughts on “this week’s bouquet

  1. A good reminder that often a simple arrangement of a single kind of flower is most pleasing. The hydrangeas work very well in your bedroom!

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    1. There are so many pretty hydrangeas out now. I only wish they did better in my gardens so I could have more, but it gets very hot here in the summer. My Oakleaf is very large and seems to be the only variety I’ve tried that thrives for me.

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  2. Having an arrangement that lasts for weeks is wonderful in itself and, when it’s this pretty, it’s better still. I tried and failed to grow oakleaf hydrangea in my former garden and its water requirements probably put it out of the question here, which is a pity.

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  3. That’s a terrific vase to put the hydrangea in: they set each other off perfectly. I have an oak leaf in my garden and each summer it fries- just too hot here and I don’t have enough shade yet.

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