Friday, August 26, 2011

August Bouquet

At the end of an evenings work I looked around the garden to see if there was any other small chore I could cram in.  Just a half hour more of light before I would need to go in.  Instead of finding a chore I realized I hadn't picked any flowers in quite some time.  So here is my late summer bouquet, full of dark rich yellows in the fading evening light.


The double flowered Rudbeckia laciniata 'Golden Glow' cozies up to an unknown Hydrangea.


French marigolds Vanilla and an unknown cultivar are shown in the above photo.  I really love the creamy blossoms of the Vanilla marigold.


Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' was planted in a far off corner last year and has been ignored ever since.  True to its reputation it has grown wonderfully with no coddling necessary.



This bouquet was kept simple with just yellows and whites, including the vase.


Each month I am inspired by Noelle at Ramblings from a Desert Garden to bring a little sunshine from the garden into my home.  If you would like to participate, send Noelle your virtual bouquet so it can be featured on her blog.

13 comments:

  1. Your virtual bouquet is lovely. The colors are so perfect for a summer's end bouquet.

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  2. Very pretty! I really like those creamy marigolds, too. I don't think I've ever seen them in that color. I just cut a bunch of roses to save them from being ripped apart by Hurricane Irene. They seem relieved! :o)

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  3. I love this combination. Strong yellows and whites say "August" to me. -Jean

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  4. Very beautiful bouquet. Perfect for these summer days

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  5. Beautiful - for some reason I just love white flowers and hydrangeas are a personal favourite. Even though they come in such a variety of colours these days white is still my favourite!

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  6. That "Golden Glow" so full - looks like a mum. Very beautiful bouquet.

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  7. Don't you love coming back from a stroll in the garden with beautiful flowers for the house? I've got small zinnias by Farmer Man's reading chair, sweet peas by my place on the couch and sunflowers on the kitchen counter!

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  8. Lovely - and that has to be the best rudbekia ever...

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  9. Thank you Sage. The yellow colour felt like summer's end to me.

    TS - that was my thinking too! I figured most of the flowers would be torn to shreds over the weekend.

    Jean, me too!

    fer - the hot temperatures coincides with the hot yellow colour in my mind.

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  10. Jane - I prefer white hydrangeas as well. There's something very classic about those flowers.

    Tufa - this is the first year Golden Glow has bloomed for me and I was surprised at the fluffy blooms. I like your take on them looking like a mum.

    Aagaard Farms - how wonderful to have bouquets for different areas. One day when my house is more organized maybe I'll create bouquets for separate rooms.

    Janet - Goldsturm? it really is wonderful. I hate to admit but it was buried in dandelions and it still did exceptionally well.

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  11. Your garden has come quite a ways huh, now able to supply you with fabulous bouquets. The one you made is my favorite type, sunny and natural looking.

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  12. Thanks Jess, it really has come a long way in the last year but still a long long ways to go!

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  13. I used to have the Rudbeckia laciniata in Virginia, though not the double, what a pretty one!
    Beautiful bouquet, love the yellows and whites together.

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