It continues to be a challenging time to find something for me to make a bouquet out of, but the fact that I did again I think proves what this is all about: there is ALWAYS something to appreciate. Still, I love for the week when I can just cut a handful of zinnias.
This week I went with stuff that I never would have thought about putting in a bouquet, including Ligularia (possibly ‘Desdemona’) and Hakonachloa ‘All Gold’. The two alliums are obvious additions but are a great examples of flowers I never would have cut before. I don’t have many and it’s difficult for me to cut them to bring them in. I have used the bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’) before, including the foliage last week and have found that it holds up really well. Now that it’s in bloom I had to put some in the bouquet.
Can you tell I have a thing for chartreuse foliage? Looking around the garden I’ve been noticing I have a good amount of it spread throughout the garden. I think one can go overboard with that, but I don’t think I’m there yet.
Now that you’ve seen it looking good, I have to unfortunately report a couple items. The Ligularia leaves completely pooped out and the cat (named, you may recall, Desdemona) passed those up but LOVED the the grass so most of that was pulled out and stuck back in again.
You all came up with such beautiful bouquets for Week 4. I have to say I’m more than a little envious of some of your flowers (particularly the gardenias), but I am so enjoying see everyone’s ways to appreciate their gardens in a new way.
Please link up this week. I’ll leave the link open a little longer because of the late start.
And check out the great links from past weeks as well: