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Friday, August 30, 2013

orange crush

dahlias, gomphrena, roses, jewel weed, nasturtiums, tomato

this is jewel weed.  the blossoms look like little orchids.
  i wasn't sure how they would hold up, but they look even better 24 hours after having been picked.

i don't know what these seed pods are, but they have a pretty shape and orange blossoms
the rose is called the impressionist
just for fun, here are some jewels

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

what a day!

what a dahlia!
it is called vancouver.
there are three of them in this bouquet - actually this top shot gives you the shape too
here's size reference
 the other side
 tess of the d'urbervilles roses (which, when cut, hold out longer than any rose i know), pokeweed, celosia, joe pie weed

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

from the top

 with pokeweed, snapdragons, cinnamon basil
 with snapdragons and ferns
 with joe pie weed and ninebark
with phlox, snapdragons, and sage

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

sunday simple

this was a pristine white flower bouquet
containing hosta flowers that smelled like heaven, gomphrena, sweet peas, and hydrangea

Saturday, August 24, 2013

apricot cream

this morning i had one dahlia that the deer didn't eat
and some sweet autumn roses
and a little creamer a friend gave
it is called appleblossom

Friday, August 23, 2013


my son got a new camera lens.  
we can set the f stop real low, and get a nice blurry back ground.  so cool!
the other side of this bouquet-
roses, zinnias, joe pie weed, pokeweed, celosia, ninebark, dianthus
and a little plum (and pear) pie

Thursday, August 22, 2013


yay!  at last i have a few dahlias!
mine are just coming into bloom today.  end of august. 
so many obstacles this spring, and the wait has been a major frustration.
picking these this morning was wonderful.
and the other side

the red berries are the invasive russian olive
and here are pokeberry buds.  i love the stamens
the stem was short on this dahlia, so i had to tuck it right here in the middle
it is called honeymoon

dahlias, zinnias, pokeberry, russian olive, celosia, gomphrena, rose hips, cherry tomato

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

field tender

when he spoke, what tender words he used!
so softly, that like little flakes of feathered snow,
they melted as they fell.
john dryden

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

wands, fronds, and plumes

kiss me over the garden gate, golden rod, grass seed heads, ferns, nicotiana mutibilis

and our fairest faierie, sarah

 a drawing i did years ago