Monday, July 02, 2007

Garden Bouquets

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The best part of gardening for me is having flowers to bring inside. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower. This year my lace cap hydrangea has a combination of blue, pink and purple blooms all on one plant. I was trying to get them blue but this is even better! This bouquet has a combination of two of my hydrangeas. I also have the "Endless Summer" variety that blooms again the same year after you cut it back. I'm waiting for the second blooming now.

The roses I chose for my garden were inspired by a wedding bouquet I once saw. It had cream, blush and peachy flowers. Mine didn't come out quite as soft looking as that bridal bouquet but pretty in it's own way.

I didn't go to any garage sales this weekend. I woke up at 8:00 am on Saturday, which is really late for me. I was so groggy, I just couldn't get ready to go out. There's always next weekend....

21 comments:

Mary said...

Hi Cindy, your pictures are so beautiful! I always find it so difficult to cut anything from my garden, but your lovely bouquets make me almost want to go out and cut something. Not much blooming now, though, so I'll have to wait...
Cheers,
Mary
mrcarroll@optonline.net

Julie said...

Oh - I just love hydrangia's and just planted 4 plants at the farm. It will probably be a year or 2 before I get any beautiful blooms though. Your roses are beautiful too!

KLKinFLA said...

Those are glorious flowers! Hydrangeas are my favorite too.

Betty Jo said...

Yummy! Your flowers are gorgeous! I adore the colors of the roses. You must have needed rest more than yard sales this week. I haven't been thrifting or yard sales in quite a while and I'm going through withdrawal! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Love your flowers. I love hydrangeas. I planted a climbing one two years ago but it hasn't bloomed. It gets mostly shade. I planted an endless summer this year but it's too sunny where I planted it. It's browning and looks terrible. I'll keep trying.
Nan

Rosemary said...

Cindy,
Those flowers are beautiful. I love them all, and the colors are striking.
Sometimes you just need to sleep in.
Have a great 4th of July,
Rosemary

Meg said...

Beautiful flowers, Cindy. We just planted some rose bushes this weekend. I hope some day I can bring mine inside like yours and that they will look just as pretty!

Thanks for the note about my dryer. I think I will check on that circuit...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Just love your style -- and those flowers are just divine! Thanks for posting such inspiring photos!

Jan -- at a soggy Rosemary Cottage -- here in Dallas rose bushes are calling for lifejackets and hip-waders! :)

the feathered nest said...

Cindy, roses and hydrangeas are my two most favorite flowers! I rarely cut mine, but now I have bouquet envy! Your bouquets are just delightful. It's wonderful how you have so many different shades of color in the hydrangea bouquet. And the rose bouquet is just so perfect for your home - very romantic!

Manuela

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh my those flowers are gorgeous!! Those colored roses are so beautiful and they remind me of my wedding too!

Hugs,
Amy

Miss Rhea said...

I just love your Blog !! I ahve added you to my favorites. *smiles*
Rhea

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Those are beautiful!

I would love to grow more flowers (like roses)but we have so many trees around us that we have to grow mostly shade loving plants.

Lynda said...

Your flowers look lovely, Cindy! I never knew that you could pick lace cap hydrangeas for a bouquet ... I'll be sure to bring a few of mine inside to enjoy later this summer! ♥

cityfarmer said...

Here in the midwest the Japanese Beetles have landed...they can eat a rose in about an hour....I have a tear in my eye as I'm telling you this....it's such a shame...I've tried spraying...they get used to the taste....

Susie Q said...

Oh how I love hydrangeas. We have two in the back garden and I so look forward to seeing them bloom soon.

Your have the most intoxicating colors...glorious!

The roses are so sweet and delicate looking. Just perfect for your home!

Hugs,
Sue

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Cindy, the flowers are the best!! All of ours are starting to put on quite a show. I love them!

The rose bouquet is very pretty, it's such a luxury to be able to pick flowers from the garden!
Lidy

Gypsy Purple said...

Wow...I think it is stunning flowers....they always bring so much joy...don`t they????

a pink-bee said...

Such pretty flowers :) And decorating :)

Lizzie said...

I am just finishing up displaying the last of our gardenia blossoms indoors... how nice and what a welcome change it would be to be greeted by hydrangeas and blush colored roses!

Cottage Magpie said...

Such pretty hydgrangeas and roses. I am going to be in pain waiting for all these things to fill out and bloom at my new house. Sigh! ~A :-)

Lallee said...

Your flowers are just beautiful. I bought a new hydrangea with some birthday money. I'm going to try to amend the soil to alkaline for this one so I can have pink blooms for this bush. I'd like to add an Endless Summer to my garden, too. I don't grow roses~too much trouble here, so I enjoy seeing everyone else's.