It’s been a busy week with Term 2 going back, after having 2 sicks kids over the holidays and juggling work and our house being on the market. So, I cheered myself up this week with this pretty little bouquet that I made with flowers all from our garden!
It’s a mixture of Pierre de Ronsard roses, white Iceberg roses (some of which have tinges of pink from the cool nights of late), chrysanthemums, hydrangeas (the very last buds!), coupled with sage leaves and James Stirling foliage.
I really didn’t think I’d have flowers like this in our garden in May (!!), so it really is a bit of a treat to be able to put bouquets together like this. Usually I’m arranging brightly hued leaves in large vases in April & May, but not this year!
It has been unseasonably warm of late and I know it’s still been pretty cold in the Northern Hemisphere when they should be well into spring, but whatever. I’ll take the spring-like flowers while they last!
Our roses are doing incredibly well and so are my dahlias, and given we only planted them in spring, I’m amazed at how quickly they’ve grown and how many flowers we’ve had. The Iceberg roses and dahlias have flowered prolifically all spring, summer and now well in autumn.
It really is so wonderful to have flowers in the garden at this time of year and be able to put together little arrangements like this! However, I expect that with the cool change we’d had over the past fortnight, things will start dying down for winter now.
Expect an ‘autumn post’ coming up soon with stunning captures from around these parts. Autumn is actually my favourite season of them all and probably the most spectacular here in the Southern Highlands of NSW. The colours are mind-blowingly beautiful and as bright as a pack of highlighters, which never ceases to amaze me, year after year. Stay tuned!