The last time I posted about a bouquet though was back in July. I kept gathering them, and photographing, but somehow in the hustle of summer they failed to make it onto the blog.
Here's where we left off in July.
The bright orange of daylilies in mid-summer.
Orange gave way to yellow in August. Yellow always seems to be the predominant colour in the late summer garden.
Dahlias, feverfew, variegated euonymus and plume poppy were featured in this August bouquet. A bit of bright sunshine brought indoors.
By September things had begun to cool off. Purple asters took centre stage, combined with agastache and peacock orchids.
Set against the deep green leaves of meadowsweet and a matching green vase.
November brought with it dried flowers to keep indoors over the winter.
|A new birdhouse is temporarily living indoors until spring.|
This year I also added the seedheads of rudbeckia, nigella, astilbe and miscanthus. The colours are subtle but the texture is eye catching. These will keep all winter long.
Finally in December I placed a container of winter greens at the front door.
Spruce and pine boughs were complimented by red dogwood stems and sparkly dollar store sticks. A bright red bow to top it off.
Now deep under a blanket of snow, another season of bouquets has ended, and I'll wait for spring and more blooms to come.