I'm all about surrounding myself with beautiful things but prefer to do things in a thrifty fashion instead of spending a fortune. Maybe it's my Yankee upbringing or just that I'm on a budget, but I absolutely LOVE seeing what I can put together with what I have on hand. Hence my obsession with constantly re-arranging furniture (which I did in my room every week as a kid - thanks for your patience and encouragement Mom!)
I also love to see what I can put together when it comes to bouquets. My sister in law is famous for this -I love her garden bouquets! We trade them all season - I should say seasons. We're clipping from spring through fall. You can even find great things in your garden in the winter!
Here's a recipe for a bouquet that I put together this week. Keep in mind that I don't have a big garden. In fact, it's VERY petite. And I don't spend much time or money on it - I just kinda let things go and it all seems to work out.
Here's the finished product. Read on for the recipe...
Start with a few hydrangea blooms. I like to work in odd numbers. Three or five will usually do it.
Then add a stem of anemone leaves (there are three leaves on each stem) or something green that has a nice shape to it.
Add three sprigs of fern or something kinda wispy. I used Japanese painted fern because the variation in color is so pretty.
Then add something beefy that has a cool texture or color. This is Autumn Joy sedum. Just one sprig is all you need.
Find yourself a nice container. I love pitchers or mason jars. Put the group of hydrangea blooms in, then add the sedum, anemone and fern behind the cluster of hydrangea. As I said above, you don't have to use the specific plants that I used. I like to do a little bulky, wispy and different variations of green but there really ARE NO RULES! Anything goes people!
I hope you're inspired to get out in your garden with your clippers to see what you can create! Please share!
Until next time!
I'm all about sharing ideas in home design, gardening and living so we can love our homes. I'm joined by my dog, Boomer, who is always by my side.