Monday, August 23, 2010

August Monthly Garden Bouquet

I was very tempted this month to pass on the Monthly Garden Bouquet, the garden meme created by Noelle at Ramblings from a Desert Garden.  I looked around outside and thought, it's just too hot and everything is wilting and done at this time of year.  There's nothing but weeds out there.

Really Marguerite, you can't see anything worth cutting for a bouquet?

Dear hubby has a saying that goes something like,

If you want to see something new, go outside and stand where you were yesterday.

What I really needed was to just step back and open my eyes.

Sometimes you can't see a bouquet for all the weeds.


Cilantro, goldenrod and unknown sedum
Hydrangea paniculata, unknown cultivar

17 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful ... that is a lovely bouquet. Great combinations ... the hydrangea is my favourite, although the others are stunning colours.

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  2. First I love your husband's philosophy. Second the bouquet is lovely.

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  3. Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I felt the same way as you did this month and was going to take a pass...then I found the little lilies. Your bouquet is so pretty. I love the loose feathery look. Such pretty colors. Balisha

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  4. What a lovely bouquet. The color of the sedum is so intense, it's the perfect dash of color for the the other flowers.

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  5. That is a gorgeous bouquet! Love the 'fluffiness' of it - very festive. :)

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  6. Thank you everyone and I'm glad you enjoyed this month's bouquet. Amazing how well it turned out despite my initial reluctance.

    Debbie, I almost didn't include the sedum because I thought it was a bit overpowering next to the other flowers but you're right, it injected a good dash of colour to spice things up.

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  7. Marguerite, one time, we were decorating a tent for a wedding at this time of year. We ran out of flowers (horrors), but it was the country and there was a field next door. It is amazing what you can find, when you just look.

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  8. Deborah, you're so right. There are so many beautiful plants if we really want to see them.

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  9. Your hubby sounds like a wise man. The sedum adds a perfect punch of color to a gorgeous bouquet. And that field of goldenrod is beautiful beside the tamer grassy area.

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  10. That's a mighty nice bouquet! I like the saying of your husbands. Smart man :)

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  11. Absolutely beautiful! So glad you opened your eyes and recognized the jewels that surround us here on this beautiful island.

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  12. It's a lovely bouquet, Marguerite. I love to include wildflowers in my cut flowers for the house. I've been known to drive around town with scissors, cutting queen anne's lace and goldenrod from the roadsides. Before I left Maine, I cut some flowers from my garden there to bring back with me to PA, and I included goldenrod growing along the side of my driveway. -Jean

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  13. Hello Marguerite,

    Your bouquet is just so lovely. I am so glad you took a second look outside because you found such beautiful flowers. I just love the goldenrod.

    Thank you so much for participating :-)

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  14. Deb and Laura, he is kinda smart isn't he? Perhaps I ought to listen to him more often ;-)

    Laura-Jane - We are fortunate to have landed here and can now call this home. There's always something new to discover and we're enjoying ourselves immensely.

    Jean, I too have developed a soft spot for goldenrod and Queen Anne's lace. It's wonderful to see plants so beautiful that don't require humans to coddle them.

    Noelle, I'm glad I participated too. Sometimes it's easier to just be lazy and say I have nothing to cut but I'm glad I forced myself and took a closer look at my yard. Not only did I get a great bouquet but it makes me realize how lovely my yard really is.

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  15. A beautiful bouquet! I love the rich color of the Sedum against the Goldenrod.

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  16. All of your bouquets are really wonderful. I love this flowers and the color combination makes it really gorgeous and gentle. My favorite is the Cilantro and they are really cute.

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  17. That flower field sure is cute! My daughters will definitely love it there! That flower arrangement is also cute! With that field of flowers that big, anyone can get great flower arrangements! Thanks for sharing this post by the way!~

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