My “flowers from the garden” Wreath

Flowers from the garden Wreath

Flowers from the garden Wreath

It has become rather popular on Thursdays to post pictures from the past on facebook and refer to “Throw back Thursday” on the post.  Sure, when isn’t it fun to look through old photos?  I found myself doing that today, and decided to join the Throw back Thursday movement and post about a wreath I made last summer.

My lavender

My lavender

I have to say that I am a rather practical gal most of the time.  If it is possible to recycle or reuse something I will try to do so.  That includes what I grow in the garden!  I like growing flowers which can be dried.  I love my lavender for this reason!  I’ve learned how to make lavender wands, and last year I made a lavender wreath for the first time.  (of course I posted about it! https://mominthegarden.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/lavender-wands-my-first-lavender-wreath/ ).

Roses & hydrangea

Roses & hydrangea

Roses and Lavender from the garden

Roses and Lavender from the garden

I have some lovely old fashioned roses that are beautifully scented.  I dry them in my clothes closet and it smells so lovely every time I open the door!

Roses from my garden

Roses from my garden

lavender, roses, and hydrangea

lavender, roses, and hydrangea

The wreath is easy to make.  I use Spanish Moss as filler between the smaller flowers.  The hydrangea comes from my friend Susan’s garden. I have planted some hydrangea plants though, so I am hoping I’ll be able to use them (eventually)!

Susan's blue hydrangea

Susan’s blue hydrangea

Look at that blue!  I know in my yard they grow pink, and I’m happy enough with that.  I just might visit Susan around July though, and see how her blooms are doing! 🙂

My pink hydrangea

My pink hydrangea

Annabelle hydrangea

Annabelle hydrangea

The Annabelle hydrangea is the next plant I’m going to try growing.  It is simply majestic!

Flowers from the garden Wreath

Flowers from the garden Wreath

At the top-right of the wreath is some dried allium. I’ve used allium before, but only after spray painting it silver for a Christmas arrangement.  So using it plain was something new for me.  I like the different texture it gives the wreath.

Allium from my garden

Allium from my garden

I’ve had the wreath hanging in my kitchen throughout most of the year.  It is getting time to replace some of the flowers, though, as they’ve lost their vibrant colors.  That is O.K. as I like to keep things looking fresh!

Throw back Thursdays – I think I like that theme!

Happy Thursday!
Dana

6 thoughts on “My “flowers from the garden” Wreath

    • Hi Claire, flower arranging & wreath making is oh so easy to do once you learn the basics. (and then, they tell you to throw out all the rules and be creative!) I was so fortunate to be a part of a well established and wonderful garden club in Manlius, New York (Spade & Trowel) and I learned so much from them. I love the creative side of arranging. I definitely put some extra thought into what I grow in the garden to hopefully use again in arrangements. Thanks for visiting! 🙂 Dana

  1. Isn’t it nice to be able to enjoy the blooms by drying them. You should be able to be turn your pink hydrangea blossoms blue by amending your soil. I use a product made by Espoma to keep my Endless Summer hydrangea very blue.

    • Hi Karen, I love getting a second life out of my flowers by drying them! Thank you for the tip of amending the soil. I just haven’t decided if I want to do that yet. I bet I will when I get tired of seeing all pink! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂 Dana

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