Tag Archive for: Monthly Garden Bouquet

Hello Everyone…..I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far.  My August has been quite busy and filled with kids back in school, preparing to teach a vegetable gardening class, planning my fall vegetable garden, a baby shower (more about that later), knitting class, baking and writing for a magazine.

But, I did venture out into the garden to create my Monthly Garden Bouquet and this is what I came up with….

Monthly Garden Bouquet

My ‘Rio Bravo’ Sage is in full bloom and I love the light fragrance of the lavender flowers.  I decided to add a cluster of Gold Lantana flowers since they have been blooming in my entryway for the past 6 months.  I love their bright colors.

Monthly Garden Bouquet

I must admit that I sometimes overlook my Lantana.  They do so well and are almost always blooming.  They require no fertilizer or special attention except for twice annual pruning.  I think gardeners tend to pay more attention to the plants that take more care,  and ignore those that work hard and look beautiful without much effort, don’t you?

Before I went out into the garden to create my bouquet, I searched for a suitable vase or container to place it in.  I have used the same containers more then once for previous MGB posts and was determined to find another one.  It was then I remembered a special vase that I bought on a visit to Ireland over 9 years ago.

Monthly Garden Bouquet

My vase pictures a farm cat and her kitten.  It is from the ‘Landscape’ collection from Nicholas Mosse Irish Pottery.  I have other pieces of the ‘Landscape’ collection and they are beautiful,  painted with farm animals, flowers, and much more. 

*******************

If you would like to participate in August’s Monthly Garden Bouquet (and I hope you do), here are the guidelines.

1. MGB begins on the 21st of each month and runs until the end of each month. Bouquets can be submitted during this time (or even later ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Create your own garden 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 August gardens.

Have a great week!

Hello Everyone!ย  It is hard to believe that it is already time for July Monthly Garden Bouquet (MGB).ย  The summer seems to be flying by.ย  Soon my kids will be back in school and I will be able to get back to blogging more regularly and commenting on your posts ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I miss my normal routine and my life seems to revolve around my kids 24/7.ย  Not that that is bad, mind you….I love my kids a lot, but I am looking forward to having a little time to do the things that I enjoy.

The bouquet that I created for July is made up of Lysiloma leaves, Bougainvillea brachts and Yellow Bell (Tecoma stans) flowers.    *Did you know that the colorful magenta ‘flowers’ on the bougainvillea are not the flowers?  They are actually brachts that form around the tiny, cream colored flower in the middle.

I must confess that it took me awhile to decide where to take the picture of my bouquet and I finally settled on the lawn in our back garden.  I love how the color green can make me feel like the temperatures have dropped a few degrees.

July Garden Bouquet

July Garden Bouquet

 As you can see, my bouquet is rather simple like me but rather colorful at the same time.

I would love to see your July 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!

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!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

My April bouquet is a humble one, but special to me because it is my last tribute to spring.  By this time next month, my garden will be full of summer blooms. 

My April bouquet

My purple Violas had been blooming for me since October.  Their pretty faces greet me each day by my front door.

My April bouquet

The sweet, tiny flowers of my Alyssum have sweetly perfumed the air.

My April bouquet

The beautiful, tubular flowers of my Bower Vine stand on either side of my front entry so that I am surrounded by flowers as I walk up to my home.

My April bouquet

My April bouquet

I would love it if you would come join me and other garden bloggers as we each create a bouquet from our gardens.  MGB occurs during the third week of each month.  

I can’t wait to see what bouquets you create.  

Please send me a link to your bouquet as a comment to this post and I will post your link so that others can visit you and see your bouquet.  Please visit the links below to see more beautiful April bouquets.

Catherine from A Gardener in Progress

Floridagirl at Peace in the Valley

Meredith from The Enchanted Earth  

Balisha from Never Enough Time 

Gipplandgardener from A Year in a Gippsland Garden

Jan from Thanks For Today

Patty from SewingSeeds4U 

JGH from Nyack Backyard  

and 

Deborah from Deborah’s Garden

**Update – there is still 5 days to go this week…..I would love to see your April bouquets.

**For those of you who may not have a blog, but would like to create a bouquet to share,  just email me, (use the email link on the sidebar) a photo of your bouquet and I will be happy to post it on my blog so that everyone can see your flowers.

Have a great week everyone!