It cooled down a bit today so I headed out to the gardens first thing this morning. Even though its cooler its still quite humid. At first I was going to pull weeds but since the ground is too dry I started deadheading.
The pond is filled just about everyday since the water evaporates so fast. We’re watering the gardens every other day with the intense heat. Yesterday we received our water bill ($269) and Mr. C. and I nearly fainted….but as they say, water under the bridge.
As I was deadheading I decided to clip some flowers for a few cottage garden bouquets…
Earlier this week I shared one of my favorite flowers, Meadow rue. In the photo the weight of the meadow rue flowers has caused the plant to lean over. The flowers are past their prime but yet still very beautiful.
The flowers are so dainty yet elegant looking and thought they would look pretty in a vase.
The milk glass vase was just found yesterday thrifting. My mission was to find chandeliers, which I did, and couldn’t pass up this vase to add to my collection.
Meadow Rue blooms are some of the prettiest and will always be a favorite. Meadow Rue is also generous with her off-spring! They do well in part shade and personally have not used them in full sun but don’t think they’d do well.
Pink and white phlox were clipped and added to another milk vase. The vases I’m using were the easiest to get to. My entire milk glass collection is displayed in my craft room. The background view is the area around the pond.
Then several different flowers were combined together. Zinnia, Wisteria, Salvia, Phlox, Hydrangea and Veronica made a colorful cottage garden bouquets.
The majority of my thrift store floral oil paintings are grouped in a gallery on the staircase wall leading upstairs. So I just plucked this one to use. On the tablecloth are a few Salvia and a pretty petite Zinnia.
The last bouquet is quite simple….
Freshly cut Victoria Blue Salvia and a pretty little Zinnia in front for contrast.
Just a few cottage garden bouquets from my cottage gardens…have you been cutting flower bouquets from your garden?