Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cut Flowers From My Garden

I have never made an effort to cut flowers from my garden and bring them indoors, but after seeing pretty spring bouquets from Catherine's and Noelle's gardens, I tried something new this afternoon.


Above: I placed a tulip in an old cobalt blue medicine bottle, along with a pansy and a hyacinth.  Below: a tete-a-tete daffodil, a couple of forsythia sprigs, a grape hyacinth (muscari) and two periwinkle stems.


Below: the previous two miniature vases, along with a third one containing a small forsythia branch and the periwinkle.


I had fun placing even more of the pansies in miniature glass bottles and vases, although they are a bit difficult to arrange because they are so floppy.


Below: Daffodils, pansies and hyacinths combined in a vase.


And finally, five or six varieties of daffodils from my garden, mixed with hyacinth:


Noelle has come up with new meme, called My Garden Bouquet, which she plans to hold on the third week of each month on her blog, Ramblings From A Desert Garden. I think this is a fun idea. Why not pick a couple of blooms from your garden and make your own bouquet?!

Today I am thankful that my daughter will be home for the weekend;-)



Words and photos ©Thanks For Today, by Jan Huston Doble

39 comments:

  1. Wow, they are all so lovely. The cobalt bottles are beautiful and really enhance the colours of the blooms. Your daffs are wonderful as well. :)

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  2. Look at all those pretty bouquets! I love how they are arranged in the cobalt bottles. The last butterfly vase with the bouquet just says Spring.
    I think this was a really fun idea and it'll be fun to see what you have next month.

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  3. Hello Jan,

    It is so beautiful! I love the blue glass...it contrasts so well with the colorful flowers. I can't wait to see what you come up with next month :-)

    I added your link to my MGB post. Thank you so much for participating.

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  4. Delightful and a joy to share. I like the cobalt blue.

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  5. Simply sweet and lovely Jan! I love mini vases... perfect for our dainty ground flowers.

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  6. All those pretty flowers in mini vases are lovely Jan. I'm another big fan of the old cobalt blue jars, but sadly don't own any!

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  7. How adorable these bouquets turned out..

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  8. picture number 2 - heaven. How come you medicine bottles are so beautiful??? mine are brown plastic :(

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  9. Jan, What a lovely idea and you did a terrific job! Like you, I don't usually cut my flowers for indoor arrangements. Now I am inspired. Just beautiful. Pam

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  10. Lovely, lovely! The last is my favorite.

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  11. Good morning Jan, I love your arrangements. The blues and yellows just scream spring:) Love the blue bottles.
    Marnie

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  12. I have the most difficult time convincing myself to cut flowers from my garden. LOL I should do it though and bring the garden inside.--Randy

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  13. Thank you, everybody;-) I used to collect old bottles from antique shops. Have only saved the cobalt blue ones since those are my favorites. I also used a couple of cobalt blue glass vases for a couple of them...

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  14. You have packed the beauty of your garden so beautifully in the vases...love them.

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  15. Those are precious!

    I have a hard time cutting flowers that look so pretty in the yard. My cats eat them when I bring them in anyway - LOL

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  16. I love the tiny blue vases. Your arrangements are charming. I usually cut a few snowdrop blooms for inside, but I forgot this year, and now it's too late. I was going to cut a couple of Crocuses from out front, but the deer got them. I'll just have to wait for the Scilla.

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  17. Hi Jan,
    You have some lovely bouquets there! I am too unorganized most of the time to put flowers in vases, even though I have lots of them of varying sizes. What I don't have yet, are flowers to put in them.

    Your blog look is great, as always. I wonder which one of us changes colors and such more often. I am laughing, because I'm remembering you said something about the bright green awhile back, and how you used it for quite awhile. Now, we both have the same background color.

    Thanks for your comments on my kitchen. I sure am enjoying it.

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  18. I'm not sure why my comment was posted as anonymous, but you can tell which comment was from me. Have a great weekend!

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  19. What sweet, happy bouquets. I love your blue bottles too.

    Have a nice weekend with your daughter.

    Hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  20. Jan - your bouquets are lovely! I love bringing a bit of the garden indoors with cut blooms.

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  21. Lovely arrangements, Jan. I love the white Daffs with Pansies and Hyacinths especially. That combination looks awesome! I'm sure the fragrance of the Hyacinths refreshes your home.

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  22. lovely bouquets and that blue vase is a great match!

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  23. A lovely collection of blooms and I love your containers.

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  24. They look lovely - the bottles really contrast well with the flowers. I do not tend to bring flowers indoors either but other bloggers pictures are very inspiring!

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  25. Jan, what gorgeous arrangements! The blue vases add lovely color and character. Nice choices!

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  26. That is very beautiful. My wife loves to also do this with her flowers.

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  27. Jan, I love the artistry of these arrangements; the blue bottles are perfect. But inviting me to go out and get some of my own blooms to arrange seems like cruel and unusual punishment; it went down below 10F here last night! Oh well, I just have to keep reminding myself that it's not supposed to be spring yet in Maine in March. While I'm waiting for spring to get here, I'll just enjoy your blooms. -Jean

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  28. Jan, so pretty, and so colorful.

    I always make sure that I have a container of cosmos, or sweetpeas that I can cut to bring inside all summer.

    But I can't wait to get our future farm one day, then I will have a dedicated cutting garden....sigh.

    Jen

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  29. It's been one of those weeks this week, Jan--actually, all month--and I'm late getting here. This post is just so wonderful; the blues especially are drenched in colour, and so pleasing to the eye.
    I hope all is well in your world, and that you have a great weekend with your daughter at home!

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  30. I never have any cutflowers inside either. My cats notice them right away - even when they are out of sight behind the sink. Only on top of the refridgerator are they safe - and that's just not a great place to show them.
    Yours are beautiful!

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  31. I too need to add my kudos for the blue glass.

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  32. So beautiful, Jan. It brings a little Spring inside, and all the little blue bottles and vases are lovely. Enjoy your visit with your daughter--that's the best gift of all.

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  33. They are all so lovely, I wish I could take part in this meme, but not at garden till weekend. Love yours!

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  34. How springy looking Jan. I'm jealous, my flowers are just sprouting some leaves right now.

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  35. I love the little arrangements in the cobalt blue bottles. They are truly joyful. I hope to participate in this meme next month.

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  36. Jan, for someone who has never done that, you certainly look like a professional. I love the little blue medicine bottle grouping. Good job.~~Dee

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  37. I love bringing flowers from the garden into the house. The added bonus is if they are fragrant. Your blue bottles are really set off the blooms.

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  38. Beautiful flowers you have in your garden, Jan. You should cut flowers and bring them indoor more often ;)

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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