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The Garden Appreciation Society Week 11 — Link up now!


We’re back on track, more or less, for this week’s Garden Appreciation Society link-up.

I have to say I’m particularly happy with what I came up with this week because this is something I never would have thought to do if it weren’t for this weekly effort to appreciate the garden in a new way.

Many of the container plantings seem to have gone from perfection to a bit lanky in just the last week. It’s no biggie, you just have to do a little pruning and wait a couple weeks and they’ll be beautiful again. I try to avoid lopping everything off at once because they really do look pathetic during that time. I also try to hit them with a good dose of fertilizer to get them going again.

Anyway, I usually wait until the flowers are a bit more spent before I go pruning, but the Superbena Violet Ice doesn’t seem to want to stop blooming. So I decided to prune a few for this week’s bouquet. I combined it with another new plant in the garden this year: Tickseed Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’, which has lovely soft yellow flowers.

The Impatient Gardener's Garden Appreciation Society -- Superbena Violet Ice and Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'

The Impatient Gardener's Garden Appreciation Society -- Superbena Violet Ice and Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'

I wouldn’t have thought to look to my containers for a bouquet, but I’m so happy with how this one turned out. I think the Coreopsis would look equally nice with a gorgeous blue hydrangea bloom, if I were lucky enough to have such a thing in my yard.

Since we’re really in the heart of summer (and isn’t it just lovely? I just love summer so much that the back-to-school stuff in stores makes me profoundly sad) you all are coming up with some amazing bouquets! I love them all.

Link up a picture of how you are appreciating your garden in the form of a bouquet now.


3 Responses

  1. That's the great thing about bouquets – you can make something pretty of leftovers! The purple and yellow looks great together – I'm becoming increasingly fond of Coreopsis myself.

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