As the garden winds down, every week I think this will be my last bouquet. We haven’t had a frost yet, and the trees are still unseasonably green, but the temps have turned noticeably colder, which seems to have intensified the color in these flowers.
In truth, this bouquet looks more like spring than fall. The roses look lovelier now than in the heat of summer. Last week it was in the high 80’s and the zinnias looked as if they had just about all they could take. But the temps have dropped to the 40’s and 50’s, and now they look revived and ready to carry on.
The white Japanese Anemones I cut since they were lying on the ground, so their stems are bent and hanging downward in this arrangement.
Though this arrangement is only in shades of pink and white, I love the sweet spring-like colors. But then, pink is my favorite color when it comes to flowers. If only we could skip winter altogether and go right back into spring.
I’m so glad I challenged myself to create a weekly bouquet this year. It has forced me to be more creative with what I have growing in the garden. It has helped me to “take notice”, appreciate, and be thankful for the loveliness growing all around me. Even now, I am amazed at the riot of color still growing in mid October.
This bouquet will go with me to work tomorrow so the whole office can enjoy it’s beautiful color. Here’s to hoping your Monday is bright and cheerful like these flowers.
Linking with Rambling in the Garden for “In a Vase on Monday”