Today Annie, Mary Ann, and I are joining some of our favorite bloggers for some indoor garden & floral inspiration. I love to garden, but I am not much of an indoor gardener. I do currently have three indoor plants that are still alive. Two (standard olives) that will probably have to move outside when we move this week. I am hoping I can find a place for the Split Leaf Philodendron that I have in my entryway. It is actually healthy and I have kept it alive for about six months a record for me. The good news is my other friends are good at growing houseplants so they can fill you in on how not to kill them. I will just share bouquets that I have created from my garden for you to enjoy. By the time you are reading this (for those of you new here we sold our home of 30 years), with its beautiful garden. We are moving into one of our rentals until my husband retires and we figure out where we are going. You won’t be seeing any pretty bouquets from my garden anytime soon. They will either be courtesy of Trader Joe’s or from the flower mart (which conveniently will be right up the street from my new home). Let’s take a look at Simple Flower Arrangements You Can Create from Your Garden.
SIMPLE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS YOU CAN CREATE FROM YOUR GARDEN
I did wedding flowers at one point in my life so I can do a mean bouquet if I need to. However, I prefer a single species bouquet to that of a more formal one. They are easy to create, you can use whatever you have available and they carry a bigger punch. An interesting vessel in which to arrange them is key.
SPRING SINGLE SPECIES BOUQUETS
Let’s begin with Spring. Simple Spring branches are lovely all by themselves. These branches were cut from my pear tree. The vase is a thrifting find. The tray in back is from Homegoods.
These branches were actually purchased from the florist. Flowering branches are actually a good investment if you have to buy them. They last forever. Here I arranged them simply in one of my vintage Hungarian Glass containers. I have linked similar at the end of the post. I highly recommend these pickling jars. Target even carries a knock off in their Studio McGee collection. I have three different sizes and I use them all the time.
In Spring when your roses are enjoying their first flush, you can create big blousy bouquets. The blooms will never be bigger. Here I created a bouquet of several different varieties of David Austin’s including, Teasing Georgia, Graham Thomas, Molyneux, and Golden Celebration. I placed them in the shorter, chunkier version of the Hungarian pickling jar. These jars are probably my favorite vessel for single species bouquets.
What screams spring more than daffodils?
I have three bushes of the David Austin Rose the Prince. I absolutely adore the color. It struggles through the heat of the summer but is magnificent in Spring.
More of my yellow David Austin roses in a thrifted vase.
Deep Cerise Hydrangeas create a wow factor when paired with an unexpected vase.
Pink and Yellow David Austin Roses in a vintage redware pitcher.
SUMMER SIMPLE SINGLE-SPECIES BOUQUETS
In my front yard around the fountain, I have these apple blossom groundcover roses planted. They bloom heavily in the Spring and continue until I cut them back in the Winter. They are virtually pest-free and don’t require a lot of water or fertilizer.
FALL SINGLE SPECIES BOUQUETS
Seasonal Fall Leaves are so pretty on their own in simple bouquets.
I created this arrangement at my son’s home with leaves from the tree in their front yard.
Pomegranate branches as they are just taking on their fall color in a rustic vase.
You can grow your own sunflowers or find them at flower markets and stores year-round. Nothing says happy better than a big bunch of sunflowers.
WINTER SINGLE SPECIES BOUQUETS
When all you can forage are greens and a few blooms, how about a simple bottle tablescape? All you need are a mix of bottles and a few sprigs.
Sometimes simple greens are all you need. I grabbed this bunch of bells of Ireland for a photoshoot at a client’s home.
In the dead of winter, simple twigs can create an interesting impact when paired with a Pat Huber painting.
If all else fails you can purchase tulips from the florist!
These old redware pieces are great vessels for sunflowers and tulips.
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You might enjoy reading these articles:
If you are new to flower arranging I would highly recommend Jane Packer’s Flower Course.
Thank you for reading Simple Flower Arrangements You Can Create from Your Garden. You might also enjoy the post, Easy to Create Spring Bottle Tablescape Now pop over and visit my blogging friends with interior green thumbs (unlike me).