One of the true pleasures of the garden is being able to create lavish displays of vases. Fill to overflow with freshly cut flowers and place them all around the house. If your garden is looking a little uninspired, with fall planting around the corner, consider the following. Add a few new plants with an eye toward late summer arrangement.
Here’s what we’re clipping this month (and a few gorgeous arrangements to get you thinking.)
Flowers with a spiky shape add punctuation to masses of softer, rounder blooms. Veronica is fuss-free and looks elegant with just about everything else here.
NEED SOME INSPIRATION? ARRANGEMENTS WE LOVE.
This informal arrangement is just whatever was in the garden including grasses, goldenrod, asters, and foliage from clematis. How lovely would this be on an outdoor table for Sunday brunch or in the kitchen on the center island?
A simple clutch of snowdrop anemones in a shapely glass vase is all you need to create an elegant arrangement. We would love this on a bedroom dresser.
Masses of the clipped blooms of Lady’s Mantle create a chic/simple display that’s both modern and romantic. Sometimes, less really is more (except for more blooms, of course).
What could be easier on a sultry summery day than filling a few old jars? Try rudbeckia, edible basil, and adding a few leaves from geraniums.