Cut flower bouquets from my garden

My home is small. I cannot rearrange the furniture much ( if at all! :)  and I am not one to change ‘vignettes’ very often, but once this time of year comes around, with so many flowers blooming in my yard, I enjoy cutting flowers for bouquets, either for my home or to send home with a friend or family member that has been visiting.

I change them out frequently as some of the flowers last for awhile, and some for only a few days. So here are a few cut flower bouquets from my garden.

A week or so ago I was looking at photos from last year because it seemed to me that everything was blooming later this summer,  and I wish that I had this variety of peach colored zinnia now…

Flowers in Vase another view

Well I don’t, but last year I did not have the pretty sunflowers so it is fun to compare. One day a week or so ago,   I picked flowers then arranged them into a large glass vase, a canning jar, and a smaller jelly jar. No storms with high wind gusts were predicted for a good  3-4 day stretch so they were safe to enjoy on the front porch.

 

3 vases on plantstand

Later on, once some had dropped their petals or died off, I rearranged the longer lasting cut flowers into a smaller vase and brought them into the house to view for a few more days.

On another day I picked one of the large sunflowers.

To save the other sunflower blooms that were coming along I could only cut a very short stem for a short vase….so I came up with this. ( They are so stunning outside that I will most likely only do this one time )

 

Just one Sunflower

( FYI : I have dropped sunflower seeds into the ground many a year with no luck…this year I started this variety in little pots which is why I finally have a crop : )

One more….the smaller yellow sunflowers, a tall grass stalk, and a few smokebush branches in the tall vase ( once it was freed up ) outside.

sunflowers and smokebush outside

Then yesterday, I brought them indoors. I have a thin glass  jar that fits inside this silver pitcher, and I filled the jar with water, put the flowers inside, and then placed the jar inside of the pitcher.

sunflowers and smokebush in house collage

Vases, depression glass and silver pitcher : all purchased at the local thrift store over time.

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24 Responses to Cut flower bouquets from my garden

  1. Fresh flowers are always special inside and I love the various containers you use! They work so well with each type of flower. Welcome to Mosaic Monday!

  2. Eileen says:

    I love the sunflowers, they are so bright and cheery. They are one of my favorite summer flowers. Lovely arrangements and photos. Have a happy week!

  3. Lavender Cottage says:

    Your bouquets are lovely. The huge red sunflower is spectacular on its own in the yellow vase.

  4. bettyl says:

    What lovely blossoms! And that red sunflower is just amazing!

  5. very pretty. I don’t have much of a garden this year. But, I do grow flowers in containers on the porch.

  6. Grandma Kc says:

    Oh your flowers are so beautiful. I always love the photos of your yard but it is pretty to see all those lovely flowers arranged and decorating your home and porch! Thank you for sharing them with all of us!

  7. Lorrie says:

    I love cut flowers in my home. You have some beautiful bouquets there – the sunflowers are stunning. Love that single short-stemmed bloom in the mustard yellow vase.

  8. Poppy says:

    Hi Debra,

    Such sweet and charming arrangements! They’re all quite lovely, but I am stuck on that first bouquet, all those peachy, pink and purple pastels, full and rich are gorgeous! It seems that across the globe this year flowers are sure taking their time. Here on the island, we’ve had some pretty harsh winds, which was damaging to so many of my own.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Poppy

  9. Tammy says:

    Such pretty bouquets. A great way to do a little redecorating! I love to cut flowers from my garden and bring them in the house to enjoy as well.

  10. What gorgeous flowers! How wonderful to have them around your house!

  11. Jenna says:

    oh my gorgeous! wow wow wow, how much fun to have flowers like that at your fingertips, your arrangements are stunning!

  12. April says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) Your arrangements are beautiful, it makes me want to plan a cutting garden for next year, I love cut flowers. I really think the orange sunflower in the yellow vase is beautiful. :)

  13. Kim says:

    I also have a small house and love to shake it up with flowers! Your blooms are really fabulous and I love vignettes you created!

  14. Joyce says:

    I love how you increase the pleasure you get from your garden by bringing the outside in!

  15. Oh wow, all of your bouquets are stunning. Such lovely flowers. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  16. Debby Ray says:

    Oh, what LOVELY arrangements you have come up with…they are breathtakingly gorgeous! You obviously have quite a knack for growing AND arrangeing them!

    Blessings, Debby

  17. The top bouquet are just right for my colours ;)

  18. Eileen says:

    Your flowers are lovely. The sunflowers are one of my favorite. They just seem to make me smile. Have a happy week ahead!

  19. Beth says:

    You have some beautiful arrangements, Deb. I really enjoyed seeing them.

  20. Christine says:

    Your flowers are beautiful….Love the way you arranged them. Your post makes me want to forget I’m still in my jammies and go run outside and clip some blooms….lol

    XO,
    Christine

  21. Kathi says:

    That huge orange sunflower is AMAZING! You have such beautiful flowers and such a big variety.

    Thank you for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you’ll join us again this Thursday.

  22. Kathy says:

    Wow, you have some exquisite flowers in your garden! Lovely bouquets! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

  23. Flowerist says:

    Very pretty, i recently planted sunflowers in my garden cant wait for it to blossom.

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