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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 purple Violas had been blooming for me since October.  Their pretty faces greet me each day by my front door.
The sweet, tiny flowers of my Alyssum have sweetly perfumed the air.


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.


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!

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 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).
 
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.