Friday, July 11, 2014

Simple Summer Bouquets




One of my favorite things to do in the summer months is make simple bouquets and flower groupings either from flowers cut from my yard or sunflowers from the floral department at the grocery store. For me, it's about the simplicity of the arrangement. Use a pretty container like these green mason jars, group several together in a wicker basket and the beauty of the sunflower becomes the star.



Unlikely flowers and greenery can fill a container beautifully. I like to wander my yard and garden, snipping a flower here and there. My trick is to use greenery from my woods as filler, so I don't need as many flowers to make an impact. If you don't have access to any woods, branches from ordinary bushes can have really pretty leaves too. This arrangement uses some wild grass, daisies, zinnias and even some leggy petunias.



Even these sweet daisies make a big impact, when placed in a small crystal vase. These would look so pretty on a bathroom counter or on your bedside table. You don't need a lot of flowers when you look for the simplicity and sweetness in flower arranging.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. Me too Vicki. I'm constantly going out in my yard to pick something and put it in a jar. I will miss all the flowers when they are gone.

  2. Gorgeous! I love being able to cut things from our yard. Just brought in a few of my blue hydrangeas and white flox the other day. I am all for a simple arrangement. Adore sunflowers and daisies. They last so long.

  3. Love the daisies and the sunflowers in the green jar. My daughter just got married and used sunflowers in her bouquet and on the tables in blue canning jars along with a variety of other flowers. Love the look of that.

  4. We are two peas in a pod, the more simple the arrangement and vase, the prettier it is. I like to buy mixed bouquets and then come up with a lot of different ideas. Sadly, I don't have much to cut at this point! lol!

    Jane xx

  5. Love them - especially the daises. Such sweet flowers.


  6. I love the color of that zinnia! How lucky you are that you can make such lovely arrangements from your own garden!

  7. Its all about simplicity at this time of year, mainly so we can enjoy the weather! One of my greatest pleasures is to head out to the garden to cut flowers for a simple bouquet.

  8. Delightful. I adore summer flowers.

  9. Such fun it is to cut some flowers, leaves, stems, weed fronds too . . . and create!
    One of my favorite things to do . . .
    Love the "daisies in crystal" . . .

  10. I love summer flowers from the garden! I wish mine would hurry up and bloom!

  11. Beautiful flowers. That's what's nice about summer. Have a great weekend.

  12. I am always snipping some flowers from my yard to add color inside:) Love those pretty blooms! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  13. You are good at making pretty arrangements. Me, not so talented. Nevertheless, I do enjoy those fresh flowers adding a o of color to the inside world.

  14. Thanks for sharing -these are so cute!

  15. Me too - love the sunflowers and the daisies! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  16. Fresh flowers are always a delight! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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