Monday, April 15, 2019

In a Vase on Monday: Bouquet in the Snow

Snow is the background for my flower arrangement this week as well, although I do have better things to say for the weather now! 😊 The snow is beginning to disappear from my gardens and already there are signs of life!! I'll be posting an update on that soon but for now, here's a little bouquet I made right in the snow (I guess this would be more appropriately titled "In the Snow on Monday")!


Last fall I brought in armfuls of flowers for drying with the intention of using them for arrangements during the winter, but as it turned out I really liked the way they looked just hanging on the walls in my bedroom, besides the fact that the kittens think my flowers and vases make wonderful toys, so that is where they've stayed! I can't even remember what inspired me to try this, but with the glorious 60-degree temperatures on Saturday, I was feeling like doing something, and since my gardens were still mostly covered, well... 😁


I wasn't sure how well Joe Pye Weed would dry, but it actually holds its color very nicely...the trick is to pick them when only a few flowers have opened. 


Goldenrod is probably my favorite late summer wildflower, although its appearance is bittersweet since it also means that our brief summer is almost over...ugh, I don't even want to think about that right now! 😃


Yarrow grows abundantly in our lawn...


Wool Grass and the very aptly named Pearly Everlasting...I actually still have a vase of Pearly Everlasting on my nightstand which has been there since last October. It looks as fresh as ever except that some of the flowers have been eaten by the pussy cats! 😁


An overhead view...


Hopefully, I'll have some fresh spring flowers to show in the next week or two. 😊  You can see all sorts of spring arrangements from around the world today at Rambling in the Garden!

6 comments:

  1. Now that has got to be the most unique arrangement ever - dried flowers in a snow vase! Hey, if you've got it, flaunt it, right? ;) Hope your snow melts away soon!

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    1. After 6 months of looking at nothing but white, it was time to add some color to that snow! 😃

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  2. Your flowers dried beautifully, Joanna, and your arrangement in the snowbank was inspired. I'm glad to hear you're seeing signs of Spring at last.

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    1. Thank you! 😊 It has sure been a long winter, but that just makes spring all the more appreciated when it comes!

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  3. Nice! My worry with drying Joe Pye Weed would be that it would be constantly shedding seeds, but I guess picking early would prevent that problem.

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    1. I picked most of mine early enough, but a few were a little further along and started throwing "fluff" around when touched, but still no seeds.

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