Wednesday, May 29, 2013

First posy







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.

43 comments:

  1. I love to bring fresh flowers from my garden inside to enjoy! Your little bouquet is just lovely.

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  2. Ooooh, so lovely! The colours work well together and they look great in that little clear jar. No wonder you wanted it on your kitchen table - enjoy!

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  3. I love your posy! Now I want to go out and pick one too. We've got our 2 littlest grandsons here and we're showing them the movie BABE after hubby made them a big batch of scrambled eggs and cheese. Our DIL is outside weeding our garden for us.. isn't that nice? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. Jennifer,

    Seeing your lovely posy has made me impatient for some of my own. I think they are better than any shop bought bunch. There's something so wonderful about tending and caring for your own plants.

    I love your new header picture too.

    Leanne xx

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  5. I agree, agree, agree. That posy must make your heart sing every time you look at it

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  6. Beautiful! I love fresh cut flowers. Great photos Jennifer.

    ~Have a lovely day~

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  7. I'm so jealous of your high desert garden. We don't have a single flower in our entire neighborhood you could cut and bring indoors. My mom used to have a hedge of peonies in her yard in Michigan. I loved to fill vases with their blossoms each spring. Yours are lovely!

    Lisa

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  8. What a beautiful posy - far nicer than one from a store because you grew them yourself. The rose looks like a deep velvet! Jane x

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  9. That is exactly what a great Gardener needs to do!!
    Enjoy the fruits of their labour...
    And you have captured that perfectly, Jennifer...
    I love your sweet posy...
    I am looking forward to making another fresh-from -the-garden arrangement...
    Tomorrow...at the cottage...YAY!!!!


    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  10. OOOOOPS!!!
    Your header is fantastic...
    Wish I could get them to fit as well as you do!!!

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  11. Such a beautiful arrangement of flowers. Those white blossoms are really pretty. I so wish I had your green thumb. You inspire me to go outside and try to make something grow!
    Jayne
    Handmade Cuties

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  12. This posy is beautiful and so
    much better than shop bought
    flowers.

    I love your new header by the way : )

    Yvonne
    Winter Moon (My Haunted Attic)

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  13. This is a very sweet posy, and a nice combination of colours. I never seem to have enough blooms in my garden to snip some for indoors, but I really should work on that! Wendy

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  14. It is a very happy looking posy! They remind me of flowers of my childhood as they were all a staple of my mum's summer gardens.

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  15. It's so spring-y over there! It's just getting cold here so no happy posies, but I do get pretty autumn leaves.

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  16. Your posy is glorious, nothing better than a jam jar posy :)
    I have to say too I am very envious of your crochet skills, I would love to be able to crochet a blanket for my bed.
    Have a beautiful week.
    xo elflyn

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  17. Hi Jennifer, Your posy is pure simple joy!!! And the best is, there's going to be many more to brighten up your home!!! Have a great weekend!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  18. How lovely and summery that looks. Our weather here is drab, dreary and drizzly. It's been too wet to mow the lawn, let along do anything else. I'm glad I'm not the only person who uses glass jars for flowers - my favourite is one that originally held gherkins (pickled cucumbers - not sure if that's how they're known in the US). I crocheted a stripey tube to slide around it to give a bit more colour and it's just the right size for a couple of bunches of daffodils, with the stalks cut down a bit.

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  19. You are so lucky to have flowers ready to cut and put into a bouquet! I am a long way form that here in Canada. And I think your bouquet is better than anything that could ever be purchased at a florist's shop. There is something very satisfying about things grown in your own garden. :-)

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  20. It's lovely. There is nothing nicer than picking a few blooms from the garden and putting them in a jam jar. Very nice new header photo too! x

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  21. Very Pretty Posy. The reds are particularly lovely. I like it here! :-)

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  22. I love flowers in the house too and for me the nicest posies are the o es that come from your own garden. My garden unfortunately has a while to go before it flowers. I'm really looking forward to that.
    Rosie.

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  23. Olá amiga,vim retribuir sua carinhosa visita ao meu cantinho.
    Fiquei feliz por seguir-me!!!
    Obrigada,volte sempre e pegue o meu selinho de agradecimento!

    Beijos Marie.

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  24. Hi Jennifer, I am a new follower of you also. Thanks for following me too. Your posies are just beautiful and so are your photos. I love these kind of bouquets way better than florist flowers (although I've never been known to turn those down either). I'm just looking at my Nandina bush back in a back yard corner and I don't have any buds on yet, but it doesn't get much sun there..I'm looking forward to catching up with you..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  25. Your flowers are so sweet. We had such late cold weather that everything in our garden is running behind schedule. Can't wait for some blooms. Thanks for stopping by. Love your blog. I'm following back.

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  26. How beautiful! I also love the simplicity of displaying flowers in a mason jar.

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  27. I just love displaying flowers in mason jars! :) So pretty! Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

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  28. Oh my gosh, all of those are from your backyard?! That must make you sooo happy to go out and see all those pretty blooms

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  29. I love the variety of flowers in your jar. They are so pretty together and how lucky you are to have a garden! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on mine and for following. I'm happy to return the follow!

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  30. My flowers are about ready to be cut too. I love fresh flowers in my house, they are an instant mood lifter! Your photos are beautiful, as always :)

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  31. Far better than shop-bought any day! Beautiful x

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  32. There is nothing prettier than a mixed bouquet right out of the yard. It looks beautiful and perfectly suited for the jar!

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  33. Hello Jennifer - I'm a new follower and invite you to come visit me at my little place too!
    I have seen your comments on a few blogs that I follow and thought it was time to take a look at yours. I am not disappointed - you do a lovely job and I'll be very happy browsing through your previous posts as soon as time permits.
    You must have a wonderful garden - those are beautiful blooms - thank you for sharing them.
    Joy x

    joyjinkscreations.blogspot.com

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  34. Having flowers from our garden is one of my favorite simple pleasures.

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  35. Hi Jennifer, thanks for your visit to me in Blogland! I love your posy, there is so much satisfaction when you have grown them yourself and they can now be placed in your home for a splash of colour. Have a great weekend. Chel x

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  36. I love bouquets from the garden!!! We have not had a summer yet where I am at. The weather has been so cool. I am just planting flowers today!

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  37. The are fabulus...I love this time of the year...my floeers are blooming to...recently y also did a post about my lilac tree...the smell and color...priceless ;) gret blog...ìela

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  38. I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

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  39. What lovely flowers- such a sweet posy :)

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  40. Jennifer, Congrats! You'll be featured this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend!


    Take Care,
    Jody

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  41. Fiori bellissimi! Complimenti!
    Ciao Lieta

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