The flowers in our backyard are finally mature, and plentiful, enough to clip for a bouquet. I cut these flowers this morning and placed them in a small pickle-relish jar I've been saving. I love flowers in simple glass jars. The greenery inside is almost as pretty to me as the blooms are.
My posy includes a clipping of white buds from one of our Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo) bushes, a red rose from my large bush, a golden yellow Coreopsis blossom, deep pink Sedum, pale pink primroses and a fuschia Sweet William flower. I love the pinks and reds together.
This might not be the kind of bouquet you'd find in a florist's shop, but it makes me happy. We grew these flowers ourselves, tended them all spring from the first shoots. We will prune and water and fertilize them all summer long. If the weather cooperates, we'll have blooms into November.
I placed the jar on the kitchen table so that we can enjoy the posy while we eat. It's bright and cheery. Pretty posy.