https://www.azplantlady.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/DSC_0134.jpg 640 522 email@example.com http://www.azplantlady.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/favicon.png firstname.lastname@example.org 19:08:002016-10-26 14:36:57A Simple February Bouquet....
I find joy in the simple things and that includes my garden as well.
Yesterday, as I was preparing for my daughter’s 12th birthday party, I realized that I wanted to have a vase full of flowers to decorate the table. I had no time to go to the store, so I ran outside and clipped some blooms from my flowering shrubs and one of my vines.
The flowers of Desert Senna, Globe Mallow and Purple Lilac Vine.
Although, there were not too many plants blooming, I was happy to have found three types of flowers that would look nice together in a bouquet.
Yes, my bouquet was simple and decidedly un-formal, but that describes me perfectly. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to bring my blooming garden inside.
And so…I plan to create a simple bouquet from the flowers of my garden each month. I am looking forward to seeing how my bouquets will change as my garden changes through the months.
Anyone care to join me? Even in winter, small branches from a flowering fruit tree or witch hazel would be beautiful.
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."