I've been walking around my garden and creating bouquets.
My handy gathering bag in one hand and secateurs in the other.
The yarrow and hydrangea have bloomed.
Yarrow, we found out many years ago is a wonderful mosquito deterrent , so we always keep a bouquet of yarrow near our outdoor dining table. It also dries beautifully, so when it's time to put away the garden furniture at the end of the Season, I will use the dried Yarrow for Autumn wreaths.
I made my gathering bag years ago from an old shower curtain. The grommets along the top were perfect for simply lacing some twine through. For "handles" I used 2 branches (saved from a little Maple tree trimming my hubby had done in our front yard).
Of course ... I had to add a quote tag :-)
the branches are handy to hang from another nearby branch to hold the bag as you walk amongst the flowers
Our trumpet vine is in full bloom ...
I am on "hummingbird watch" :-)
the view from my Sparrow Studio where the trumpet vine is trying to reach the window from below!!
it's the perfect avocado pit rooting spot
they love this sunny space
one is more than ready to be potted up.
A few rose of Sharon ... a few Cosmos ... some Hydrangea leaves ... and some purple Clematis to make our lunch table pretty ♥
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