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Cut Flowers

Most of my flowers have just begun blooming since my last bloom day post. Many of my flowers don't bloom terribly long here since it races from cool to hot so quickly.

In most places peonies are long past bloom time, but not here! Aren't they supposed to bloom in late spring? My peony just began blooming today and I was so excited. They smell like heaven. Last year I wasn't able to enjoy my peonies in bloom since I went on vacation the day they began blooming. I decided I wasn't going to miss out this year!

Of course the poor peony would be lonely in the cup all by itself so I went to find a few more companions. The first one that entered my mind was the white delphinium my MIL was drooling over when she was here this weekend. I'd guess it's about 6 feet tall.

These blue ones aren't as monsterously huge as the white, but still extremely pretty. Now if I only had some red ones for the upcoming holiday!

My miniature rose was also blooming now, but the stems are not nearly long enough to be a companion to these long stemmed counterparts that I have chosen.

I also considered adding a few sprigs of spiderwort but thought it may not match the best with the blue delphinium. I wanted the pink peony to be the standout in my floral arrangement, so to fill the rest of the space I chose to use some of the abundant ferns we have growing here.

I ran inside and grabbed a sharp pair of scissors and a "lovely" vase. It was the only properly sized to fit the arrangement I imagined.

Well, what do you think of my first floral arrangement?

The poor thing is banished to the bathroom for it's own protection. We can't allow the plant eating cats to tear the flowers to shreds, can we? I want to enjoy them more than one day!

Thank you for stopping by to chat with me. Please leave me a message, I'd love to hear your thoughts!



donna said...

Your white delphinium is very impressive. Your mother-in-law has good taste. I posted a photo of spiderwort on my blog yesterday. Must be the season for it. Enjoy your blooms.

Gail said...

It's lovely! The delphinium is fantastic. gail

our friend Ben said...

Good for you, Cinj! Peonies are my favorite flowers. And that white delphinium really is a knockout! Kudos for actually cutting them. I can't bear to do it---I want them to stay in the garden!---so I'll actually break down and buy cut flowers every now and then for the house! Thank goodness our CSA has a pick-your-own cut-flower garden so I can make bouquets without feeling like I'm robbing our garden.

tina said...

Those delphiniums are awesome. And I know that peony smells great. Look at it this way with the late bloomers, you get to enjoy them when the rest of the country is melting and wishing for peony and delphinium season again:)

Dawn said...

My peony just bloomed last thur, a week ago.It's going to need a cage next year.
I left you something on my blog.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

What a beautiful combination! I'm drooling over that white delphinium too!

Cinj said...

Donna- Thanks. I thought so too. I'm trying to figure out if they can be divided or not now. My poor spiderwort is pretty spindly this year.

Gail- I love them all.

Ben- I wouldn't have cut them if I didn't need companions for my peony. One spike each didn't seem to reduce their glory at all. The rest will stay on my plants right in front of the window for us to enjoy!

Tina- True. It was pretty hot here for a while and then it got cool again. Wacky weather!

Dawn- Thanks! You're so sweet.

Catherine- Thanks. I never realized how the blue had different shades of pink and purple before I cut it. Sure is tall, huh?

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh Cinj, your delphiniums are so pretty, The white one is just so big a pretty.They make a pretty bouquet.
Have a great Fourth!