This week’s bouquet is made of what is fast becoming one of my favorite colors, acid green. The “Green Envy” zinnias are really stunning, despite our continuous extreme heat and lack of rain.
Gathered with a couple herbs and the lettuce, which is ready to bolt, the zinnias are actually the only flower in the bouquet.
I though the lettuce would compliment the other greens, give a different texture, and be a nice way to fill out the vase to give it a fuller finished look.
With all its voluptuous curves, lettuce adds a lovely sensuous look to the vase. Unfortunately, it doesn’t hold up for very long.
And I had to add my favorite summer herb, dill, not only for fragrance and eating, but also flower arranging.
The arrangement still wasn’t quite as full as I wanted and seemed to be lacking something. I went back out to the garden to gather more dill and zinnias, but came across another herb that has a delicate, airy flower. Don’t ask me it’s name as I’m drawing a complete blank, and couldn’t find the marker. Maybe one of you can kindly educate me.
Although everything is green, each participant brings its own unique shape, color, and texture.
Together, they make a lovely soft summer statement, and I think maybe my favorite bouquet of the year so far.
Joining with our hostess, Cathy, from for “In A Vase On Monday”, where you can view a delightful array of floral arrangements from around the country and world.