this week’s bouquet

Simple is this week’s bouquet. Simple, sweet, and so easy.  These are simply cuttings from a hanging basket with a single begonia plant in it.

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This is an area I created behind the fence in my back garden with a wrought iron table and chair, where I like to sit when I need a garden break. It’s quiet, peaceful, and most importantly shady.

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This basket has done well in the shade, but the begonia had become a little leggy and floppy, so I trimmed it back.  I was about to toss the cuttings, when I realized they were too pretty not to save.

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I’m so glad I didn’t toss them.  I think they have made my favorite bouquet this summer.

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I like my flowers sweet and simple . . .

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and usually pink.

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There are so many beautiful flowers to love and admire.  But does loveliness come any sweeter than this, especially in late summer?

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I’ve never made many bouquets before this year.  Mostly (I hate to admit) because I was too lazy to take the time to arrange, change out the water, and toss them.  I’m so glad I have made it a summer goal to make a weekly bouquet.  It not only brightens up the house, porch, and my office, but most of all, I have learned to slow down and really look at flowers close up and personal.  Their individual detail and beauty is absolutely amazing and a wonder to behold.

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At the last minute, I added some white and soft pink ‘Chantilly’ snap dragons to the mix and the softness of the two combined is almost heavenly.

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

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