Brilliant colors of freshly cut flowers from our summer gardens are in a bucket of water. Waiting to be selected for an arrangement that the girls are making!
When the girls began to bring the arms full of cut flowers from the 3 gardens we have I was amazed at not only the volume but are the brilliant colors!
Jim outdid himself this year!
It was riotous color of brilliant flowers!
The girls along with Amy cut zinneas from the big garden. She took one with her to the front yard cut hydrangeas plus cut those stems peeking out of theflower garden fence. Their arms were full!
This was after the potato digging and lunch. if you have ever cut flowers from a garden, you know what a treat it can be and even refreshing. We were out in the bright afternoon sun.
After collecting a variety of vases on the patio table, the girls went to work. Amy offered some advice as they worked along side each other as they picked what stems they wanted to use. I had already brought a variety of vases outside. It’s an assortment of jars, florist standard vases, cylinders and small ones that come in sets of 6 -12. vases. It was like a backroom of a florist shop!
I forget there are daisies too. It’s an kind of old fahioned collection of flowers.
Do you see the little one next to the taller arrangement? Don’t overlook the small flowers. Their arrangements can be just as dramatic in their own way.
So what did he plant? Annuals like zinnias in the vegetable garden. He has flowers blooming nearly all year except in the cold months. The rich colored glads come back every year. There are some day lilies and hydrangeas in the front. Dahlias, daisies and sweetheart roses are classics.
The best was sharing all the riotous colorful flowers with my girls and watching them enjoy their beauty.
They took some home. I put the beautiful arrangements all over the house. Should have counted them!
What are your favorite summer blooms?