Friday, August 22, 2014

Web Collaborative Flower Arrranging

Includes: turtlehead, coneflower, Pinky Winky hydrangea, Annabelle hydrangea, mountain mint, filipendula, beebalm, weigela, and sedum, and oh!  The rose is "Belinda's Dream'.

You cut buckets of flowers and send them off into the big wide world with Handsome Son and his girlfriend (to arrange for a party for her parents) and this is what you get...

...along with others.

Wait and see.

More pictures forthcoming, I'm sure.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Garden Bouquet

No, the beebalm seed heads on the nice native I have in my garden are not that pink.  I dry brushed them with a chipping brush and pink paint.  Notice the fennel flower heads and the broccoli leaves?  Also included seedheads of rudbeckia nitidia, statice, and ornamental oregano.

This coleus looks like a flower basket all on its own.  The strappy foliage of the variegated airplane plane really makes the other colors pop.  It is hanging in my dutchman's pipe.  I'm probably going to regret that location choice.

Rudbeckia triloba; yes, there is quite a bit of that in my garden.  Maybe, can you say weed...

It does combine well.

Got to be my almost favorite sedum, 'Matrona'

This Sheffield mum is nice.  It blooms early compared to others.
Overall, lots of bloom, a tad too much yellow.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shoe Capture!

That garden faerie escaped, but I did manage to wrangle all the shoes into one herd.  This built-in shoe cabinet I finally completed holds between 10 and 16 pairs of shoes, depending on how many of Handsome Son's are included.  This summer some 15-odd pairs of shoes would be scattered about my entry doing their best to lessen my sanity, loosely wound as it is some days.
I know.  It's not about gardening.

It is something I did do myself, though, and I can't sit and weed all the time.  Well, actually I could...