this week’s bouquet

As the garden winds down, every week I think this will be my last bouquet.  We haven’t had a frost yet, and the trees are still unseasonably green, but the temps have turned noticeably colder, which seems to have intensified the color in these flowers.

bq1 (1)

In truth, this bouquet looks more like spring than fall.  The roses look lovelier now than in the heat of summer.  Last week it was in the high 80’s and the zinnias looked as if they had just about all they could take.  But the temps have dropped to the 40’s and 50’s, and now they look revived and ready to carry on.

bq2 (1)

The white Japanese Anemones I cut since they were lying on the ground, so their stems are bent and hanging downward in this arrangement.

bq3 (1)

Though this arrangement is only in shades of pink and white, I love the sweet spring-like colors.  But then, pink is my favorite color when it comes to flowers.  If only we could skip winter altogether and go right back into spring.

bq4 (2)

bq5 (1)

I’m so glad I challenged myself to create a weekly bouquet this year.  It has forced me to be more creative with what I have growing in the garden.  It has helped me to “take notice”, appreciate, and be thankful for the loveliness growing all around me.  Even now, I am amazed at the riot of color still growing in mid October.

This bouquet will go with me to work tomorrow so the whole office can enjoy it’s beautiful color.  Here’s to hoping your Monday is bright and cheerful like these flowers.

bq6 (1)

Linking with Rambling in the Garden for “In a Vase on Monday”




13 thoughts on “this week’s bouquet

    1. Thank you Noelle. It’s going to get really cold tonight, so it might be the kiss of death for the annuals. We’ll see. Maybe it will make the leaves finally get some color so it looks like fall here instead of spring.


    1. I’d like to try it at least one year. I’m trying to enjoy winter for simply the fact that it gives me a chance to rest up from all the outside work. I tend to go into hibernation mode in winter, which has it’s benefits too.


  1. It certainly doesn’t look like an autumnal vase – such warm pinks. Are they roses in there along with the zinnias and anemones? Good to know that you are going to share your vase with work colleagues – it was thinking of the period when I used to take a posy to work on a Monday before there was no time to think of such things due to work pressures that made me want to start picking flowers for a vase regularly again

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, I should have mentioned there were two types of roses, plus aspargus fern, snap dragons, and begonias. I write my blog mostly for friends and forget the true gardeners who follow might want to know what I used in the bouquet.
      The ladies at work always enjoy the flowers, and since it feels like I spend more time here than at home, it only makes sense to bring them in, despite spilling water all over my car this morning.


  2. Sooo pretty! Pink is my favorite color in flowers too. In fact, one of my first years gardening I was picking out seeds for the coming season and suddenly realized everything I had chosen was pink! Had to go back and make myself choose more variety! Lol! You have some beautiful flowers for so late in the season (for anytime really)!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s