SLOW FLOWERS: Week 26
June 30th, 2013
A STROLL IN THE GARDEN
All were harvested from my former garden in Ventura County, California
5 branches fern pine (Podocarpus gracilior)
7 stems and pods of lily-of-the-Nile (Agapanthus ‘Snowy Owl’)
1 spray ‘Iceberg’ rose (Rosa ‘Iceberg’), a popular floribunda rose
3 vines evergreen jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum)
3 stems Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)
5 stems blue tree tobacco (Nicotiana glauca ‘Salta Blues’), a flowering tobacco with blue-green leaves and long, tubular yellow flowers. This is a cool plant for the perennial border and an equally fetching choice for my bouquet.
7 stems yarrow (Achillea ‘Moonshine’)
9 stems-seed heads fountain grass (Pennisetum orientale)
3 grapevines (Vitis vinifera)
10-inch tall x 7-inch diameter celadon ceramic vase
See the possibilities everywhere: I’m convinced that even the tiniest of gardens can yield interesting and unique flowers, branches, leaves, vines and stems for a seasonal bouquet. You don’t have to be a flower farmer to grow
and harvest appealing ingredients. And you don’t have to be a pro to assemble an eye-pleasing arrangement. Just use your powers of observation to appreciate and experiment with the seasonal beauty around you.