Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A nice exception ~

It has been a very hot summer and with our drought problems and trying to cut back as much as possible on watering, the garden hasn't looked it's best, but a nice exception to this has been Gomphrena, Fireworks. This is a new plant for me, I planted three of them early in the spring from 4 inch pots, and they have been blooming almost continuously. They send out airy stems 24 to 30 inches tall with pretty little puffs of pink flowers. I read online that they make good cut flowers so I thought I would give them a try...


...and here is the result.

 If you want to see a really talented floral designer go to Frolic she makes the most beautiful, bountiful, inspiring, flower arrangements using just what is on hand. You can also view her bouquets on Pinterest.


I left the bouquet right where I made it, on the kitchen island. Flowers make just about any room special.



If they do make good cut flowers I certainly know where I can get more, but no matter what next spring I will definitely be planting more gomphrenas.

Thank you for visiting I hope you have a beautiful day.

22 comments:

  1. This is also a very good post which I really enjoyed reading. It is not everyday that I have the possibility to see something like this. Send Gifts To Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love your kitchen and the flower is hot in Florida to much rain!
    Blessing
    Isora
    XOX

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a beautiful flower bouquet. Your kitchen is so beautiful and the flowers are the perfect accent. We've had a cooler than normal summer in MI. Not much rain though. Makes me wonder what's in store with our upcoming winter???

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hello Adrienne,

    What a pretty posy of flowers you have assembled. You are quite right, they do add a special touch to any room and give an atmosphere of well being and comfort. Yours look lovely in your kitchen which is, obviously, very much the centre of your delightful home.

    It is so distressing about the drought. It does make tending the garden both difficult and tiring. Still, your borders look very floriferous from this side of the screen!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Adrienne I know what you mean about the drought, there are parts of my yard that have suffered and to be honest we have not cut back drastically. LOVE your flowers and your counters in your kitchen. You have such a warm and inviting home. I can see just sitting in your home and enjoying the surroundings,
    Thanks for your visit to my blog today,
    Onward and upward!!
    xo Kathysue

    ReplyDelete
  6. Like you, we have this big drought, and it certainly is no fun in the garden. Next spring I will remember Gomphrena Fireworks, it seems to be a good flower for the drought garden. It surprises me what actually does well! There still is a lot of color in the garden, just not that many plants at the moment.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The flowers are beautiful. I love the little pink 'buttons'! I think I should plant a few of those in my garden!
    ~Adrienne~

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your right about our gardens, mine have not fared to well either. They were terrific in the Spring, but as the hot weather wore on ....... they have not given me many flowers and look stressed out.
    Yes, they do make a nice arrangement and look good when mixed with other flowers. I am loving this cooler weather.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  9. I will be putting this flower on my list for next year. Your arrangement looks so pretty in the kitchen ~ and your kitchen is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your arrangement is a beauty dear Adrienne! I really like that little bloom. I love the color of it. So pretty and it makes such a striking addition to your bouquet. I love seeing into your beautiful home sweetie!!!!
    sending hugs...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Adrienne, that is a gorgeous flower and your arrangement is so beautiful. I love your kitchen..Happy Wednesday..Judy

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great post!! I love your content&pictures Thank you very much, I have found this info extremely good! Mumbai Online Florist

    ReplyDelete
  13. Awesome post the garden picture shared it's so beautiful thanks for sharing. Mumbai Online Florist

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am really impressed by reading this post. Interesting post and I really like your take on the issue.It was really helpful & useful post for all thanks for sharing. Hyderabad Online Florist

    ReplyDelete
  15. These all tips are really great. thanks for sharing with us. Send Gifts To Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am really impressed by see your article It Is So Interesting post What a fabulous challenge,Really it will help lot of people . I am very happy to read your article I am very much looking forward to upcoming challenges, I mean to say . . who doesn't like to your this blog thanks for sharing with us. nice job send flower to bangalore

    ReplyDelete
  17. Really a great blog i like so much thanks for sharing with us. Gifts To Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  18. i like your this blog such a great work am so happy to see your this blog and heads off your this blog thanks to sharing us keep it up god bless u and again thanks . Valentine Day Flowers To Mumbai

    ReplyDelete
  19. i like your blog it is so interesting am so happy to see your blog thanks to sharing me
    Florist In India

    ReplyDelete

If you enjoyed this post and you would like to see more please sign up to be a follower.