Sunflowers Are Back

Every summer in late August, the sunflowers are in bloom at local farms in the midwest.  These are from a Wisconsin flower farmer and were just picked when this arrangement was made.  The container is an original pottery piece celebrating Indiana’s bicentennial.  Thanks to artist Bob Brehmer of Lebanon, Indiana, for showing his work at a recent art fair!


Lavender Roses

Lavender roses were the star of these centerpieces for a baby shower.  The mom and dad opted to be surprised (no gender reveal) so we did not use the pink, blue, yellow pastel theme for this fun event.  Since the mom loves birds, we added a bird and nest to each arrangement . . . Babe orange spray roses, dianthus Green Trick, purple statice and a small daisy like aster completed the design.  Hydrangea and sedum were added from the garden for contrast.

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Garden Bouquets

Summer is a bonus . . . flowers are at their peak in the garden in June and July.  Stars this year include Bells of Ireland, daisies, dahlias, and lisianthus.  Perennials are here briefly … delphiniums, butterfly weed, and hydrangeas are just a few.

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