this week’s bouquet

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 … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet comes from the large patches of perennial ageratum that have happily spread themselves around both the front and back  gardens. I don’t really ever remember planting them, and they have never done very well, but this year, they are everywhere.  A bit of a thug, but because they provide such abundant blooms and color in late August, they are most welcome here. … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet comes with something a little extra . . . a table set for a 4th of July celebration. And I have the perfect flower for this week’s bouquet . . . Monarda, or commonly known as (and the name I prefer) . . . Bee Balm. I don’t think there is another flower that so resembles the fireworks that are such an … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet is made from my oakleaf hydrangea bush.  Simple.  Just one plant. I must admit, I was somewhat disappointed with this bouquet.  The flowers had already past their prime and were yellowing and starting to speckle in places. I think the bouquet actually looks prettier in these photos that in real life sitting on my screened porch. Some of the flowers are starting … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

dill

Dill is a volunteer in my garden.  I planted it years ago, and it’s been happily reseeding itself here and there ever since. It’s one of those plants that just dazzles me.  I never tire of looking at it’s most delicate beauty, not to mention it’s smell and taste. I love it in salads and for making pickles.  Often the dill and cucumbers do not … Continue reading dill