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One Last Bouquet

September 28th, 2008

I’ve always wanted a cutting garden, but have yet to actually start one. I’m too busy growing tomatoes and other edible plants. Perhaps when I get all my raised beds installed and all the fruit trees I want, I’ll finally get around to the cutting garden. Until then, I just cut a few blooms here and there from the plants in my flowerbeds. Usually you don’t notice too much if you don’t cut too many. This past Wednesday I cut my final bouquet from the garden. I was actually surprised by how much was still blooming.

After I picked all the flowers I had to decide which vase I wanted to use, round or square?

I finally decided and threw the flowers in and then onto the coffee table it went. I should put it on the dining room table where we’ll see it more often, but that’s covered with bowls of tomatoes.

So what’s in this bouquet? Some pink spray roses, a lace cap hydrangea bloom, and a few limelight hydrangea blooms.

There are also a few zinnias, I also threw in some hosta leave for some texture and some fern leaves for some added green.

There’re also a few russian sage blooms. The cats love it, they’ve been up sniffing it all afternoon, looking for bug stowaways I’m sure (they love it when bugs get in the house, tasty snacks). Do you still have anything blooming in your gardens?

6 Comments to “One Last Bouquet”
  1. N. on September 28, 2008 at 8:10 am

    That’s gorgeous. A cutting garden is on my list of things to do eventually too :) First I want to master the herbs and vegetables though.

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  2. Susy on September 28, 2008 at 8:17 am

    I know it seems like there’s always something ahead of it, if only we could all have master gardeners at work in our gardens while we work at our day jobs.

    At least I can plant enough nice things in the flowerbeds. I have a dozen or more hydrangea bushes so they pretty always provide some color when I bring them inside and you never really miss a bloom.

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  3. Grammy on September 28, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    You did such a wonderful job. I love hostas so it was a surprise to see them added. They are also said to be edible. People in japan add them to salad.But I have never had the nerve to try to even taste them.

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  4. Carolyn on September 29, 2008 at 6:18 am

    How pretty! Martha ain’t got nothing on you!


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  5. Susy on September 29, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Grammy, sometimes I just bouquets of different hosta leaves. They’re so interesting, I love them. We have a lot of shade so they’re a real workhorse plant around here, easy to care for.

    Surprisingly the deer around here don’t eat mine, I’ve heard people that can’t have them because of deer, I have more trouble with the deer eating my tulips (I guess they don’t need summer food around here, just spring).

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  6. Joe on September 30, 2008 at 12:05 am

    How colorful…what a great way to end the summer! It looks like you really had a great garden this year. Nice work!

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