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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My June Bouquet

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The flowers in my June bouquet are: Clematis, Heuchera (two varieties), California Lilac, Foxglove, Fern (two varieties, both native and growing wild here), Perennial Geranium, Columbine, Astilbe and Spanish Lavender.
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Astilbe blooms are not totally open yet but look good (seen sticking out in the left part of the picture above).
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The stems of columbine with finished blooms were chosen for their height and elegantly shaped fruits.
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Hmm, what are these green leaves in the bottom left part of the picture below?
Oh, I remember, it's a little branch of a hybrid gooseberry/black currant shrub. The parent bush got very big, and I dug it out a couple of years ago. The baby plant was separated and set into a pot. I find it pretty ornamental and keep it for its nice leaves.
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It's fun to play with pictures, isn't it? All these software features turn editing pictures to a play.
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All right, last trick, black & white:
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Speaking about the flowers, these are two updates:
1- do you remember we tried to identify a plant which I got from my friend ( Can We Identify This Plant?) ? We all agreed that it could be a type of Yucca, but couldn't make a final conclusion without seeing its blooms. My friend described them as poppy-like.
Well, I separated two big clumps into about a dozen plants. Most of them show signs of new growth and one of them, pretty small, is about to bloom! So, the mystery of the unknown plant is about to be unveiled! I'll take a picture when the flowers open.
2-I posted a picture of a lily with a minimum of 80 buds. Some buds have started to open, and this is how the lily looks today:
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You can go to Noelle's post: It's Time For June's Monthly Garden Bouquet (MGB) at RAMBLINGS FROM A DESERT GARDEN.... to see more summer bouquets.

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Copyright 2010 TatyanaS

24 comments:

  1. Hi Tatyana,

    Your bouquet is simply stunning! You have a very good eye for flower selection and texture. I love the galvanized container. I also like how you put the Clematis flower in the front....it is just so lovely.

    Thank you for participating.

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  2. A beautiful bouquet Tatyana. I love your choice of flowers, and that you've managed to incorporate some natives too. I really the black and white image though, because it forces the eye to note the textures of the plants in the arrangement, not just the color. Your lilies are looking great, and I'm looking forward to the unveiling of the mystery plant!

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  3. Great bouquet, Tatyana. Love that generous lily too!

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  4. Wow! Your bouquets are really beautiful, Tatyana.

    I often make my own bouquets too when we've invited over to some of our friends. And they always make people happy. But now, thanks to your pictures and descriptions, I've gotten even more good ideas and inspiration for making beautiful bouquets. I find them very inspiring.

    Best,
    Anette

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  5. Gorgeous combination of colors, textures, and shapes! The heuchera with the clematis is stunning. I confess, however, I have never like black and white photos of flowers. It's like putting a scrumptious meal in front of someone but not allowing the person to taste!

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  6. Oh that is a really pretty bouquet! I love the size of it too, I always make them so short. They look perfect in that container.
    Hope you had some sun down there today!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful!

    Your bouquet goes straight to my heart and fills it with summer.

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  8. How gorgeous!!!! I loved these pictures of your bouquet and they even look beautiful in B&W...it is amazing!!!

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  9. wow.
    I never seen any of these flowers in my region - I only recognise the foxglove. So lovely...

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  10. Tatyana --
    Those flowers are gorgeous! You must be a professional flower-arranger.

    Thanks for posting those pictures. I'm now inspired to collect some flowers from my garden and make a beautiful arrangement! Sometimes I just assume that flowers ought to be in the garden and I buy flowers from Costco to put inside my house. Funny but true. :)

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  11. That is a lovely bouquet Tatyana - so generous and full of wonderful colours and textures! I'm inspired by your idea to use the columbine fruits, they are a lovely addition.

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  12. Hi Tatyana,

    Wonderful bouquet, I love the idea of using flowers from the garden in the house and this year I’ve really had a go at branching out now a lot are mature enough to handle me ‘stealing’ some blooms!

    At the moment I have a bouquet of a mid red rose and a roserarie de l’hay which has the most amazing perfume, it’s an old style rose with needle like thorns but well worth it for the scent! The roses are backed up with some Astrantia and then a branch off one of my Salvias which had broken off. The Salvia is a little out of place as the vase is otherwise pink/red, but we can’t all be perfect :)

    I look forward to my sweet peas and Shasta daisies flowering so I can put some in a vase!

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  13. The bouquet is nice. It is fun to play with photos isn't it? I'm curious to see the yucca like plant bloom and what a great lily!

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  14. OH So gorgeous T!! And that foxglove in there...makes it for me..my fave!! Beautiful...Yay! Love the photos!
    Kiki~

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  15. I really like the tan heuchera in with the blue and violet, great colour combo.

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  16. Dear Tatyana, A lovely arrangement of summer flowers which look particularly attractive complementing the galvanised florist bucket.

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  17. Wow Tatyana, your bouquet is absolutely stunning. I love the colour palette, and the clematis is amazing. I will have to remember to add some when mine is in bloom. :)

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  18. The bouquet is lovely and using the galvanised container is a great idea.

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  19. Your bouquet is gorgeous! What a great idea to use some Heuchera in it--I never would have thought to do that. You are so clever. I will now start using it in bouquets too. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Thanks for popping by my blog today too. (But what are we doing inside reading instead of outside working in our gardens?!) The giant flowers in the background are lupine so I call that walkway 'Lupine Lane' now. (I will have seeds to give away.)

    Enjoy the beautiful weather -- whether you're inside or outside!

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  20. Thank you so much for your nice words! You are so kind!
    Aerie-el, I laughed at your question! I was thinking the same! Well, in my case the guys are cleaning our roof, it is such a mess! I am biting my nails - what will be with all my plants? They covered my kitchen garden with a blue tarp, and I'm afraid that everything will be cooked!

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  21. Your bouquet is beautiful! I love the container it is in. Carla

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  22. Ooooo....this is pretty! I like the bouquet in the galvanized container. The gold leaves of the heuchera add a layer of colored pattern while the astilbe adds loads of texture. This is just gorgeous.

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  23. Beautiful bouquet! It's like a sampling of a whole garden. Wonderful! Love that frosty looking picture.

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  24. What a lovely bouquet. Thanks for sharing...Balisha

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