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