“Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone. All her lovely companions are faded and gone.”
Any singers out there sing or teach this song? I couldn’t help but sing it to myself as I used up the last of the flowers in my mother’s garden. I was modelling my wedding dress for the bridal show at the villa, so it was the perfect opportunity to make a few last bouquets.
Being it’s the 3rd week of September in Saskatchewan, the pickings were pretty slim: zinnias, sedums, some of those yellow flowers that look like daisies, dried out dill seed, and any leaf or branch that looked interesting.
I love the pink, dark purple, and green combo of this one. It feels a little unexpected. I added in some clippings from annuals in my Mom’s pots.
Dried out dill adds some contrast in this arrangement. Zinnias are tricky to get right in a tied bouquet because they get squished by everything else. This arrangement with floral foam turned out much better.
The purple leaves on this one are from a columbine plant that’s starting to turn. I love the thin red leaves, but I have no idea what the bush is called that I plucked it from.
The purple planter I put this arrangement in looked weird, so I popped it in a basket.
Sedums are the stars of this bouquet. The blooms are so huge, I only needed five stems. Also, note the small child taking off his shoes in the background.
If you want step-by-step instructions to make your own hand tied bouquets, check out my peony post.
Enjoy the last of your weekend! How do you make the most of these golden days of fall?
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Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.