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

feverfew

Feverfew is a flowering plant from the daisy family.  It has the sweetest little daisy heads that grow in clusters on airy stems with fernlike leaves. It is a traditional medicinal herb that is commonly used for the treatment of fevers, migraine headaches, and rheumatoid arthritis.  I’ve had migraines all of my life and never heard of this as a preventative.  Who knew? These sweet … Continue reading feverfew