Monday, May 27, 2013

The Accidental Bouquet

I suppose one flower can't a bouquet make, but when it comes to alliums, I think we're good with it.  The large headed alliums such as 'Globemaster' and 'Purple Sensation' are actually made up of hundreds of individual tiny flowers.

When Erin Schanen of The Impatient Gardener challenged us to cut flowers from our garden to enjoy inside, those of us who would rather enjoy them in their natural environment found it a little difficult to do. But sometimes accidents happen and all of a sudden, you have a bouquet whether you wanted one or not.

As I was walking through the garden a couple of days ago, I saw a tall green "spike" sticking up and at first couldn't figure out what it was.  Upon further inspection, I found that for whatever reason, one of the 'Globemaster' blooms had been severed from its stem and was laying at the base of the plant.

Instant bouquet, right?  Yep.  This counts.

After a day or so in water, the bloom color changed to a lavender pink!

Click on the graphic below to see more bouquets from The Garden Appreciation Society: Week 2.


Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

Hi Kylee...I think Mother Nature is helping you with your cutting flowers does look pretty inside too!

Susanne Drazic said...

What a beautiful accidental bouquet.
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