Wednesday, August 08, 2012

For the love of Wildflowers…

WILLOUGHBY “I am afraid I obtained these from an obliging field.”

MARIANNE “But I have always preferred wild flowers!

Even though Marianne never actually praises wildflowers in the pages of the Jane Austin novel, any romantic will remember the line in the movie as Marianne tries to sooth Willoughy’s bruised ego with his wildflower bouquet next to the beautiful ‘hothouse’ flowers from the Cornel.  And to be quite honest, I agree with her! 

Queen Anne’s Lace, Sweet Peas, Tansy, and a few others beckoned me from the side of the road today on my way home from a coffee shop.  I wished I had my camera at the time to truly capture these beauties in their fields along side the grasses that have all gone to seed and set my allergies to fits.  I collected handfuls of them with thousands to spare.  They sure are lovely!

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Some wild and a few from the garden make this beautiful bouquet for the mantel. 

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Nature sure does know how to make a beautiful centerpiece! 

Here is a few more that I collected from between the roadside and my garden beds that I have just loved decorating my tables and mantel with.  Volunteer sunflowers that are producing like mad were the main face of this bouquet with Queen Anne’s Lace and Tansy along side.

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This was a birthday bouquet for my friend and neighbor.  I added “Orange Devil” Crocosmia that just started blooming in my front flower beds.  It was a lovely addition!  

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I have a Blue Angel Salvia that is close to bloom too and I can’t wait until I can add that to my bouquets!

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I highly encourage anyone who may see Daisies, Queen Anne’s Lace, Tansy, or any other local wildflower on the roadside to at least stop and take a look.  I love to use wildflowers for any of my bouquets.  There is SO much beauty to be had by what Mother Nature has already put in her vast gardens! 

1 comment:

tanyahulbert said...

I have nearly endangered myself by stopping on the roadside at the last minute to pick flowers! Sweet peas and Queen Anne's lace are among my favorites too! As a little girl I would always pick the wild daisies. While living in Utah, they have wild sunflowers that I always picked!