This week’s bouquet starts with some golden rod that I nabbed from my elderly neighbor’s yard. Usually it is only found along the road side or in a country field. No one purposely allows this weed to grow in their yard. This year, while she was away, her son’s chopped down every weed and flower growing in her yard, but fortunately they missed her golden rod.
Although a weed, I do like using it for a late summer bouquet and enjoy it’s cheerful color.
Using a gold pitcher and some feverfew, it made a sweet bouquet for the table on the porch.
Once the bouquet was on the porch table, I decided to take a meal out there too.
It was such a beautiful holiday weekend that it seemed a shame to waste these last summer days eating inside.
I know fall doesn’t officially start until September 21st, but in my mind, it always starts the day after Labor Day. So this was an opportunity to use my summer dishes one last time before I switch over to my fall dishes and decor.
These bee salad plates carry me through the spring and summer season with such cheerfulness to the kitchen and the table.
Nothing says “happy” like the combination of bees and feverfew daisies.
I wish I could share a meal with all my friends across the country and the world.
Happy Labor Day weekend!
Sharing this post with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who so graciously hosts every week “In a Vase on Monday”.