It’s Time For June’s Monthly Garden Bouquet (MGB)

Prettiest Country Bouquets

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I wish that I could say that I enjoyed mine, but unfortunately, I came down with the stomach flu.  I am just now able to sit for a while without getting dizzy.

Oh well, enough about me.  I am so excited to see your garden bouquets for the month of June.  I would think that everyone has at least a few different plants in flower this month.

My entry this month is my favorite one that I have posted to date.  And, it was not created by me.  Earlier this month, my daughter’s high school graduation party was held at Double S Farms, the home of my mother, my sister and her family.  It was a beautiful June evening and just before the guests were to arrive, my mother, (Pastor Farmer), went outside, cut some blooms from her flowering shrubs and made the prettiest country bouquets.

Prettiest Country Bouquets

Prettiest Country Bouquets

They looked so pretty, on the old wooden table.  I had forgotten my camera, so my sister let me borrow hers.

Prettiest Country Bouquets

The flowers in this arrangement are from two shrubs that are found growing in many gardens in the southwest….Green Cloud Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens ‘Green Cloud’) and Orange Jubilee (Tecoma x Orange Jubilee).  I love how great the colors of purple and orange look together.  **Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, contrast nicely when paired together.

Gold Lantana and Orange Jubilee

Smaller bouquets also graced the table and were made up of Gold Lantana and Orange Jubilee.

We had a great time at the party and the weather in June is just perfect for evening gatherings outdoors.

I would love to see your June bouquets.  The guidelines for MGB are very simple….

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

I cannot wait to see what bouquets you create from your summer 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."
33 replies
  1. Edith Hope
    Edith Hope says:

    Dear Noelle, I was so distressed to learn that you had been unwell over the weekend and do hope that by now you are beginning to feel more yourself.

    Your mother's arrangements are very pretty indeed. Like you, I feel that opposite colours do combine so well and here, purple and orange together, is most effective indeed. I once saw a small garden 'room' completely made up of this combination.

  2. FlowerLady
    FlowerLady says:

    Sorry to hear you were down with the flu Noelle. Glad you are feeling better.

    Those are such sweet country bouquets. I love the table that they are sitting on too.

    Congrats to your daughter on her graduation.


  3. Bernie
    Bernie says:

    These are my sort of bouquets … just love them! There's something quite fresh and welcoming about flowers arranged this way … very nice!

    Good to hear that you're feeling better … I would think that with everything that's been happening in you and your family's life lately, you might be feeling a bit drained! Look after yourself.

  4. gippslandgardener
    gippslandgardener says:

    Hello Noelle, I'm very happy to hear that you are feeling better too. What a series of events you are having!
    I love the colours in those bouquets – they are so warm and welcoming. I do like how they are set out on the table too. The whole thing looks really enticing!

  5. Annelie
    Annelie says:

    Absolutely love the Orange Jubilee, and it does look great with the purple Green Cloud Sage.
    Your daughter must be excited to be done. Congrats!

    Sorry to hear about your bug. There's nothing like getting over a stomach bug, you feel so grateful and really appreciate what it's like NOT having it.

    Take care!


  6. Kiki
    Kiki says:

    Hi Noelle…hope you are feeling all better now! Beautiful photos..just gorgeous!
    Wonderful decor! Hope you feel all shiny and sparkly real soon and happy Summer Solstice!


  7. Rose
    Rose says:

    Hope you are feeling better, Noelle. The bouquets are lovely, especially on that gorgeous wooden table. And a belated congratulations to your daughter on her graduation!

  8. Balisha
    Balisha says:

    Hi Noelle…Hope you're feeling better. Your bouquet pictures are so pretty on that beautiful table. My bouquet is posted. Have a nice day.

  9. Muhammad khabbab
    Muhammad khabbab says:

    My best wishes for good health are for you. I so desperately want to enter this bouquet series but sadly i only have water lilies blooming post and water lilies are for sure not for bouquet's.

  10. The Violet Fern
    The Violet Fern says:

    Hope you are feeling better! And who couldn't after seeing these beautiful bouquets! What a dream – a big farm table outside topped with summer arrangements and good food, surrounded by good friends and family!

  11. Christine B.
    Christine B. says:

    I know you'll be thrilled to hear I actually have flowers enough to make a bouquet. I was doubting last month if anything would be in blossom, but then I'm a doubter every spring. I put my MGB in my sidebar with a link back to you.

    Christine in Alaska

  12. Christine B.
    Christine B. says:

    Oops, forgot to note that I linked to your "yard vs. garden" post just for fun in my latest.

    It's 70F right now and the living is easy…how're the temps down there?

    Christine in Alaska

  13. Rosie@leavesnbloomw
    Rosie@leavesnbloomw says:

    Oh Noelle stomach flu is awful – I dread getting that bug as it takes quite a few days to recover so I hope when you read this all your energy is coming back again and your appetite.

    Your mother's little arrangement is very eyecatching indeed and I love the colour scheme that she picked aswell – its one mix of colours that I really like – the late Christopher Lloyd would have used these colours quite a bit too and he has those colours featured together in one of his many books I have here.

  14. Curbstone Valley Farm
    Curbstone Valley Farm says:

    I'm glad it sounds like the worst of your stomach flu has passed. I hate how miserable such things can make you feel. I love your Mother's bouquets, but orange/purple flower combinations are favorite, so I might be a little biased ๐Ÿ˜›

  15. Kimberly
    Kimberly says:

    Yes, truly lovely bouquets! What a nice setting for a graduation party!
    Hope all is well, Noelle! You've had a lot lately with the stomach flu to boot! My thoughts are with you and your family!

  16. Catherine@AGardenerinProgress
    Catherine@AGardenerinProgress says:

    So sorry to hear you've had the flu. I hope in another day or so you'll feel better!
    Your bouquets are so pretty. I just love the yellows and purple, what a beautiful centerpiece.
    I just put mine together and thanks to your idea for these monthly bouquets it really cheered me up. We've had such gloomy weather still and the mission of going out for a bouquet made me feel so much better.
    Take care of yourself!

  17. Kate
    Kate says:

    Oops I screwed up. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hit that linky dink thinking it would take me to your comment form. So, not participating. Just going ga-ga over those gorgeous orange flowers!

  18. Bangchik
    Bangchik says:

    I love the display of flowers.. with a touch of an artist. I love the fencing in the first photo too, being very simple and yet defining… ~bangchik

  19. Floridagirl
    Floridagirl says:

    Oh, Noelle, sorry to hear you've been under the weather. The bouquets your mom threw together are beautiful…so sweet and simple. Love the colors! I definitely will be linking a post soon. This is my favorite meme! We've been really busy here at PITV, and I've neglected the blogworld lately.

  20. Teresa O
    Teresa O says:

    Hello Noelle…What a lovely idea and thank you for the inspiration. The bouquets and candles on the table look wonderful. There's such beauty in simplicity.

    I hope you're feeling chipper very soon.

  21. noel
    noel says:

    aloha noelle,

    just back from my trip and what a surprise to see a new meme from you, i'll have to create a post soon to participate with you, i love your spring collection of blooms, i also enjoy doing groupings of flowering blooms, i think its more interesting to see different containers with blooms.

  22. Kathleen
    Kathleen says:

    ugh on being sick. I'm not good at it and especially in the summer. Speedy recovery wishes to you.
    The bouquets your Mom put together are gorgeous. I love that Orange Jubilee!

  23. Rebecca @ In The Garden
    Rebecca @ In The Garden says:

    So sorry you haven't been feeling well! Your arrangements are beautiful and the table under the tree is so very inviting. Thanks so much for starting the MGB theme, it is such a wonderful idea. I'm glad I could finally participate! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Marguerite
    Marguerite says:

    I just found this meme and it appealed to me right away, great idea! So many interesting ways to put flowers together and so many different things blooming in people's gardens. Hope you are feeling better soon, Marguerite

  25. pamsenglishgarden
    pamsenglishgarden says:

    Hi, Noelle, I just posted my bouquet — rather late. I'm sorry. The bouquets your mother made are gorgeous! So fresh. Perfect for the occasion.

    Did you see my May bouquet of bluebells? I hope you did.

    Thanks for hosting this meme. Pam x

  26. teresa
    teresa says:

    Your vases of flowers are just gorgeous. I don't think there is anything better than running out and picking a bunch of flowers from your own garden. You have inspired me to do so. we have had a ton of things going on that have kept me to preoccupied to worry about picking flowers, not to mention the extreme humidity and heat that makes me want to stay where it is airconditioned. I will pick some tomorrow and join in your fun meme. I didn't know you had this. Ilove these sorts of things because you get to see what everyone else is growing as well as their creativity. hope you are feeling better.

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