This season, I have enjoyed making arrangements, and sharing them with others. I've never really been a flower person, but now that my yard is full of beautiful blooms, I am taking full advantage, and really enjoying learning about them. When I make a bouquet and give it away, I get to be creative, and make someone else happy, two of my favorite things.
I was pretty excited when my friend Laura approached me about helping her plan a perennial garden for cutting and arranging on her farm.
I started by making a list of plants that would make great cut flowers and showed her pictures of the arrangements I had made. She ended up with the following plants:
Little lime hydrangea, cheyenne spirit coneflower, magnus coneflower, Russian sage, white swan coneflower, delphinium, false indigo, anemone, loosestrife, astilbe, aster, balloon flower, black-eyed susan, garden phlox (white and pink), and anise hyssop.
This was so much fun, especially since I don't have to plant them --I'm excited to see the beautiful creations that come from her farm!
Do you have flowers in your yard for bouquets?
What are your favorite?