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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

the sweetest

 roses and sweet peas for my friend, lorna!
i took these first two photos looking into the sun so shines through the petals.

 these two photos are with the sun on the flowers.

 these two were in the part shade- with some sun on the flowers.

and sarah is delivering them to lorna!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


a bouquet with marigolds, feverfew, matricaria, zinnias, craspedia, and sage.
the marigolds have a lovely gentle, sweet fragrance.

 i started everything in this bouquet from seed.
 the marigold variety is vanilla improved hybrid and the zinnias are creamy yellow giant.
both varieties are from swallowtail seeds.

Monday, July 28, 2014

pastel sweet peas

 here's a big bunch of sweet peas - they are blooming their heads off, and i had to share!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

blue nigella

 this bouquet is mostly nigella, or love in a mist.
another blue one for jenny.
all of the flowers and foliage in this bouquet are easy to start from seed.
 nigella flowers are surrounded by threadlike leaves.

 above is scabiosa fama blue
and below is cynoglossum, or chinese forget me nots.

 also in the bouquet is borage and cirrus dusty miller.
 the flowers of nigella turn into these capsules for the seeds in a blink of an eye and self seed in abundance.
the pods are interesting in arrangements.