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I hope you are all having a great week so far. 

Mine is busy finishing up a landscape consult write-up, doctor’s appointment and on Friday, we will be having my father-in-law’s memorial service.  


Although memorial services are sad events, the one thing that I do enjoy are the beautiful, floral arrangements.  It never ceases to amaze me how flowers can brighten anyone’s day.

I was so happy to see the following September Bouquet in my inbox that just made my week brighter.

Garden Bouquet

This beautiful bouquet is from my blogger-friend, Pam, who is the creator of the blog, Pam’s English Garden.

She grew up in England and now gardens on a farm in Pennsylvania.

I love the flower combinations that she used – Buddleia, Marigold, Zinnias and Roses.

Pam also made a very creative bouquet, using herbs from her garden.

Garden Bouquet

I recognize Basil, Parsley, Mint and Echinacea in this bouquet along with Nasturtium for color.

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Would like your bouquet to be included for October’s Monthly Garden Bouquet?

Just send me a photo via email, or send me a comment with a link to your blog post.

I will provide a link to your blog and ask that you do the same.

*If you do not have a blog, then simply send me a picture of your bouquet, and I will be happy to feature it.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR MONTHLY BOUQUET PHOTO OR LINK TO ME BY THE 19TH OF EACH MONTH.

I hope that you are inspired to create bouquets from your own garden this month ๐Ÿ™‚      

I am a little late in posting this morning because I had to venture out into my garden and cut flowers for today’s post.

“My Garden Bouquet” began last month rather unexpectedly.  I was preparing for my daughter’s birthday part and had forgotten to buy flowers.  So I rushed out into the garden with a pair of hand-pruners determined to cut some flowers from my flowering plants.  I was quite honestly surprised at how beautiful it was and it lasted for about 7 days.  You can see what it looked like in the photo below.

My Garden Bouquet

My February MGB  Globe Mallow, Desert Senna, and Purple Lilac Vine.

And so, the idea of have a monthly “My Garden Bouquet” (MGB) post really appealed to me as well as the fact that I have a beautiful bouquet to enjoy.  You can’t beat the price (free), how long the flowers last and how beautiful.

This morning, I wanted to concentrate on the cooler flower colors in my garden and so I picked flowers from both my Pink & White Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), and Goodding’s Verbena, (Glandularia gooddingii).

My Garden Bouquet

As you can see, it is not fancy, but that suits me just fine because I am not a very fancy person.  You do not even need a vase…..any container will do, just add water.  As you can see, I used a mason jar.

I would love to see what types of flowers from your garden that you  use to make into bouquets.  If you do not have much blooming, you can do as my friend Balisha of Never Enough Time did last month when she had no flowers in the garden.  You can view her February Bouquet here – it was very creative.

And so, on the third week of each month, I invite you to venture out into your garden and see what you can use to create a beautiful bouquet.  Please leave a comment and your link on my MGB posts so that others can visit you to see your bouquets.

I hope you take a walk outside in your garden today…I cannot wait to see what kinds of bouquets you create. 

**Please visit the following bloggers and see their beautiful bouquets:

Diana at Elephant’s Eye

Balisha at Never Enough Time

Heidi at Gippslandgardener

Catherine at A Gardener In Progress

Jan at Thanks For Today.