I have greatly enjoyed seeing others' weekly flower arrangements on some of the garden blogs I've been following, and finally decided to join in this week! As I think I mentioned in a previous post, my flower arrangements tend to be as messy as my garden. But these lovely old-fashioned flowers never fail to look good together, no matter how inexperienced this gardener may be! So here is a little bit of everything...
An attempted close-up of the heliotrope, surrounded by nicotiana, catnip, snapdragon and a bachelor's button...
Most of the borage has finished blooming, but I still have a few plants in a shady area that got off to a slow start and still have plenty of flowers. In the background is balsam, catnip, and a petunia (barely visible).
I think this is some kind of campanula. It blooms under a tree in the front yard every August.
Appleblossom snapdragon...these actually smell like bubblegum! This is actually a picture from a bouquet I made a couple weeks ago (I couldn't seem to get a good picture of it today). The white flowers around it are valerian.
And some columbine seed pods. I like a flower that continues to look interesting even after its flowers have long gone!
And that's it! To see more arrangements from gardeners everywhere, please visit ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/in-a-vase-on-monday-snow-in-summer/ !
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.