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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Bouquets and a Moose

What do you do before discarding plants growing in containers? I usually make 'Good Bye' bouquets using the last flowers. Pansies were kept in the pots at the central entrance for several months til their foliage got so unattractive that even beautiful blooms couldn't compensate for it.
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Shrub rose 'Carefree Marvel' has been loaded with buds and blooms, enough to make bouquets for inside and outside:
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Spanish Lavender blooms for so long that it provides bouquets from May til July:
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Below, is my June bouquet (Its plants are listed here: My June Bouquet ):
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This was my 'Bye-bye June' bouquet:
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I hope to make a 'Bye-bye July' bouquet when I come back home from Alaska. I hope there will be enough material for it, and that the material won't be dry!
So far, on my vacation, I see more fish than plants, but here is my picture of the day for you:
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We saw two mama mooses: one had a baby so small you couldn't see him behind the grass; another had a yearling. The yearling had no antlers but had such lo-o-ong legs! He crossed the road in front of us when we stopped after spotting him where he was munching on green leaves. In the picture is one of the mamas.

Copyright 2010 TatyanaS

20 comments:

  1. Dear Tatyana, Goodness, Alaska does seem very far away and all that fishing.......

    I love your idea of 'farewell flowers' and shall raid the borders at intervals. I am always reluctant to cut anything for the house from the garden but your suggestion would probably be good for both tidying up the final blooms and enjoying pretty, informal arrangements indoors. How clever!

    I am sure that you must be missing your garden and I wish you a safe and speedy return.

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  2. Tatynana: Love your summer bouquets! I wish I have enough flowers to make bouquet, or enough courage to cut them :) That 'Carefree Marvel' looks so pretty along with the blue vase. Love that dragon statue behind it too!

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  3. Tatynana: Love your summer bouquets! I wish I have enough flowers to make bouquet, or enough courage to cut them :) That 'Carefree Marvel' looks so pretty along with the blue vase. Love that dragon statue behind it too!

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  4. Love the June one the best...a Moose, oh my stars!

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  5. The farwells flowers is a clever idea. Enjoy Alaska. Watch for bears.

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  6. Even though I lived in Canada where there were plenty of moose, I've never seen one in person before. That's pretty damn cool!

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  7. Hi Tatyana. Your bouquets are all so pretty but I love the white foxgloves so much.
    Moose!! I guess I would not be brave enough to chase that big moose off with a broom like I do the deer in my garden. LOL!I might get chased back. Have fun!

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  8. I love the idea of goodbye bouquets. They are all lovely. Hope you enjoy your vacation. That is really cool to see the Moose. Carla

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  9. One of the reasons I started a garden was to have flowers for the house - I've done the same thing with the last of the pansies. And I cut stalks of basil and other herbs that have started to flower to use in vases rather than to eat. Looking forward to your July bouquet!

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  10. I would love to see Alaska. It looks like a beautiful place. I can see why you love it so.

    Your bouquets are beautiful. They will cheer up any room.

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  11. What a great idea to make a bye bye bouquet! Your dragon is stunning, I would love to have one in my garden. :)

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  12. What a lovely thought of keeping a goodbye bouquet. I rarely get flowers and if they do, they only last a day. Enjoyed your blooms.

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  13. I love the idea of "goodbye bouquets", i do that too but never thought it could be called such. They are so beautiful, more beautiful than the moose.hehe

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  14. I love your bye-bye bouquets, especially the one for June! This is an idea I definitely will adopt. The mama moose is cute! I bet you are taking a million pictures on your vacation! I look forward to seeing more of them.

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  15. Hello Tatyana,

    I love this idea! It makes feel bad about all the flowers I discarded with I switched out my pots....but no more :-)

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  16. What a lovely idea - and the books.

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  17. So lovely and much lovelier with the simplicity

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  18. What fun! Love the moose! You be careful, though, they are big animals...

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  19. I like your idea of bye bye bouquets. That is a nice thing to do before digging the plants out. Yours sure are lovely!

    That's a great photo of the moose. Jan, from Thanks for Today posted some moose photos on her Facebook page. I forgot where she was, but she's almost home now.

    It looks like you are having a wonderful time!

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  20. Lovely bouquets Tatyana! It must have been thrilling to see the moose and their young! ;>)

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