May’s MGB…..Monthly Garden Bouquet

Garden Bouquet

It is time again for the Monthly Garden Bouquet.  It is hard to believe that May is already more then halfway through.

My bouquet for this month is made up of only two different flowers.  Both flowers are from plants that will soon stop blooming and I wanted to be able to share their blossoms with you before they are gone.

It is a very simple bouquet as are most of my previous ones.

I actually used small branches from my flowering Palo Verde tree along with the last of my Firecracker Penstemon blooms.  

Garden Bouquet

As you can plainly see, this bouquet is quite simple, but I do love how it shows the beauty of both of these flowers.  It is also so nice to have this bouquet to look back on later this year and be reminded of what my garden has in store for me next spring 🙂

You can view two of my previous entries here 

if you like.

If you would like to participate in MGB, here are the guidelines….

1. MGB is held the third week of each month and bouquets can be submitted during a 7 day period (or even later if you like).

2. Create your own bouquet as fancy or simple as you like.

3. I would appreciate it if you would provide a link back to my post inside of your MGB post, but it is not required 🙂

4. Add your link to Mr. Linky below and that’s it!

I cannot wait to see what bouquets you create from your spring gardens.

Have a great week!

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, 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."
28 replies
  1. Rosie@leavesnbloom
    Rosie@leavesnbloom says:

    Thats a lovely "hot" bouquet Noelle. Very simple but effective with the 2 different contrasts in flowers.

    I dare not bring flowers into the house or I would have everyone sneezing and I've one in the house with asthma so I'll just have to read these posts rather than participate.

  2. Balisha
    Balisha says:

    Hi Noelle…I love the sky as a background for your stunning bouquet. I just posted my entry. Have a wonderful week.

  3. Jenni
    Jenni says:

    A simple and stunning bouquet! I love the vivid colors and glad you captured them before their time was done. Wishing you a great week! Jenni ~ RainyDayGardener~

  4. LC
    LC says:

    Noelle… I never really appreciated the fact that there is so much bloom in the desert until I started following your site… and all that blue sky… wonderful! Larry

  5. Meems
    Meems says:

    Hi Noelle,
    Your bouquet is really quite lovely. I love simple and anything with fresh flowers ~ especially that stunning red ~ is an arrangement to enjoy. I am taken with the angle of the first photo… really nice.

  6. Gail
    Gail says:

    I love your bouquet and this meme. I am just now catching up~your GBBD post was delightful. 'Valentine' is stunning against your blue blog background! gail

  7. Carol
    Carol says:

    I love the simplicity and having red and yellow blossoms together like this too. I also like the perspective you show. Very lovely bouquet Noelle.

  8. Kate
    Kate says:

    Hi, Noelle!
    Love this idea and I'm excited to participate in the future.

    I smiled when I saw the Mason Jar vase. I buy cases of Mason Jars, not for canning – for cute, affordable vases. All summer long I like to give friends cut flowers from my gardens. That way I don't need to beg for vases to be returned. 🙂

  9. Kimberly
    Kimberly says:

    Noelle, your bouquet is beautiful! My firecracker is already done, I think, although the neighbors is going gangbusters! ?!?! I like the yellow and red colors together. Beautiful!

  10. Christine B.
    Christine B. says:

    A lovely composition, both the flowers and the photo. If I ever have enough flowers for a bouquet (it always seems doubtful this time of year) I'll be back to participate in MGB.

    Christine in Alaska

  11. Autumn Belle
    Autumn Belle says:

    Your bouquet of flowers is lovely. I like the colour combination and the cracker flower.

    Thank you for your reply at Blotanical. Now I have a clearer picture. I have been unable to access Blotanical lately. Stuart is still trying to fix the picks section and the pages take ages to download.

  12. Rose
    Rose says:

    I love the way you combine your favorite blooms from the garden! A great way to enjoy the last of some spring bloomers a little while longer.

  13. Floridagirl
    Floridagirl says:

    Noelle, I love your red and yellow sprays! Penstemon and palo verde flowers are beautiful together, and very fitting for a May bouquet.

    (I've finally got around to posting my contribution to this meme.)

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