I took a little break from blogging and upon my return I realized I had missed the 'Monthly Garden Bouquet' (MGB) meme hosted by Noelle at Ramblings From a Desert Garden. I enjoy participating in MGB, the third week of each month, because it forces me to look at my garden in a different way. I decided 'better late than never' and I took a walk outside in search of a suitable theme. This was much more difficult than I expected because June offers such a wonderful array of blooms. Which flowers should I choose?
The colors of the coreopsis and daylily (in the photograph above) are very striking: red petals with yellow centers for the daylilies, and the red and yellow reversed on the coreopsis. They would make a lovely bouquet. Maybe I could add some other yellow flowers ...
I don't know the name of this daylily
And look at my beautiful, yellow cactus flower.
But it is too prickly to pick.
Of course, being June there are several roses I could choose for a different type of bouquet:
'Improved Blaze' climber
And my new climbing rose, 'Iceberg'
The Blushing Knock Out, Rosa 'Radyod'
Oh, dear, this is a very difficult task. I notice perennial geraniums and yarrow in the cottage garden border. Maybe ...
Geranium 'Rozanne' (Cranesbill) and Achillia 'The Pearl'
... but nearby, the pink beebalm and the purple coneflower are even more striking.
Echinacea purpurea tower above Monarda
The 'Jackmanii' clematis is very prolific this year.
The vine reaches as high as the flagpole. The flag gives me an idea! How about a patriotic theme as it is so near the Fourth of July? I look around for some red, white and blue flowers. The red beebalm blossoms look like fireworks exploding.
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
I can use the white yarrow, 'The Pearl', always a good fill for bouquets.
And for a touch of blue ... this delphinium is a volunteer in my vegetable garden. Perfect!
Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Beauty'
What do you think?
Happy June MGB; happy Fourth of July
It's not too late to pop over to Noelle's blog to see bouquets from around the world! I'm just going over there now to check them out for myself.
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