Sunday, August 22, 2010
Yesterday I had so much fun making large flower arrangements for the altar of Oriental lilies, butterfly bush, cosmos, bupleurum, cleome, and a few other flowers! The bridal party bouquets were beautiful with Oriental lilies, bupleurum, and just a few other stems. Summer in Minnesota is wonderful for us gardeners.
Monday, August 9, 2010
OOF-TA, it is HOT weather for us flower gardeners (and the flowers, too!) I am so happy to get 1/2 inch of rain yesterday...will not have to water the gardens for another day or two. Temps are in the 90's. Perhaps the flowers are better off than us gardeners, as long as they are watered they just keep blooming like crazy. As long as I keep drinking water, I am still over-heated and tired. The rudbeckias are finally blooming this week! I think I am growing 7 or 8 different varieties. Prairie Sun is my favorite, the soft yellow with a more golden petal tip. Oh, Cherokee Sun is my favorite, love all those different forms and rusty colors. Oops, forgot about Cherry Brandy! So very beautiful, dark red shades. There are photos of a few rudbeckia varities on my facebook page Live Flowers LLC.