A Life Filled With Floral Dreams

” The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”  ~Oprah Winfrey


It seems my dreams can still be found in nature, my garden and creating.  And even though those dreams were postponed this summer, there was still lots going on.  So I thought I would share with you some of what was happening in my garden this past summer.  One of my dreams for my garden was to have more flowers for cutting.  So I worked hard in spring to set up my cutting garden, and planted many flowers for cutting in containers.

Of course it all went to hell once I was unable to garden, but prior to that I was able to plant seeds and starter plants.  And I even had some lovely flowers growing and picked some for vases.  So I thought I would highlight the beginning of my cutting garden.  



This little 3 ft x 3 ft bed was filled with dahlia tubers, California poppies, zinnias, cosmos, gladiolas, cleome and sunflowers started from seed.  It was growing great, then the heat and drought hit.  The bigger issue was the weeds I could not get to because of my back issues. Many plants barely flowered or were dismal.  And even when they did flower, I couldn’t cut them.  But it was pretty to look at for a while.



I grew lots of snapdragons from seed and put them in containers.  As they flowered in spring, I cut them for many vases.  I love how these snaps look just sitting in the basket.  Even though it is not a vase, it is still a lovely presentation.



I love this little pitcher and dish that was my Mother-in-law’s.



It’s perfect for those spring/summer cut flowers.  Aren’t the colors of these snaps yummy.



I enjoy using this antique china creamer as a vase, that was also my Mother-in-law’s



The snapdragons create a wonderful cloud of dreamy colors and ruffled petals.



And I added a few violas I also grew from seed.  Such a sassy little vase.  Hope you enjoyed these vases from this past summer.  And I am glad I could finally share them with you. 


I am joining Cathy@Rambling in the Garden for her wonderful In A Vase on Monday meme. The pictures shared here were created with my iPod Touch camera and two free apps, Pixlr and Prisma.

I am posting poetry, almost weekly on Sundays, on my other blog, Living From Happiness.  You can read my latest poem here.

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