Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer Flowers




Every few days I grab a basket and my scissors, and head out for a walk around the gardens to gather flowers. The flowers come in and are arranged in little jars, mason jars, and even watering cans...anything goes, then they are placed inside and out, bringing a little bit of colour and happy to our home.

It's flower season around here, my friends, and I love it!

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  1. what a wonderfully happy display. an indoor meadow.

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    1. Hehe, yes, an indoor meadow. I like that!

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  2. They are so pretty Kim.
    Happy Monday and happy week to you my dear friend.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comment to my
    blog post, they mean so much to me.

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    1. Thank you Tracey, same to you.

      You are most welcome, I meant every word :)

      xo

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  3. And you come back with so much beauty :) Mari

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  4. This is on our list today - collecting flowers as part of a nature camp we are doing. I love your collection! Wow, so beautiful and look at all that yarrow! Yay!

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    1. Hope you had fun! Yes, lots of yarrow around here, both in the garden and growing wild. I am drying some, and infusing in oil as well, and there is still lots left to enjoy in my flower arrangements :)

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  5. So so pretty!!! Next year I am going to plant a wildflower garden! (I think I said that last year too and forgot until just now!)

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    1. Thanks Jen! I can't wait to see it! We are thinking about that too, but I think I might be leaning towards more herbs at the moment. I can't decide :)

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  6. Beautiful Kim! We bought seeds and never planted them, I'll blame the impending wedding!! And I'll live through your beautiful flowers :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! Live away my friend :)

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  7. Beautiful, it's flower season round here too, one of the many joys of Summer.

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    1. Thanks Sally. Enjoy your flowers :)

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  8. One of my favourite Summer activities is filling jars with Wild flowers :)

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    1. That doesn't surprise me Suzy :)

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  9. What lovely flowers! I also love your garden space (from a couple of posts back - I'm catching up). I would love to have garden space like that. Maybe some day... Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Deb! Oh you are so sweet to catch up, and thank you. Our garden space has been a work in progress for many years, and we are finally reaching a point where we are almost done...we think :)

      Wishing you a lovely week too!

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  10. We do the same thing around here. Nothing brightens up a home more than freshly cut flowers.

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    1. They are such a simple way to bring a little happy to a home. So glad you are enjoying some too :)

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  11. Happy flower season! Must be wonderful to go into your yard and have all that beauty... we have to go to the store or the farmers market :)

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    1. Thank you! It is wonderful, and I am so grateful to be able to do it. I will often pick up some flowers at the farmers market too, I can't resist :)

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  12. Oh, Kim, they are just gorgeous! We are part of a flower CSA this year and we are so excited for it to begin! There really is nothing like fresh cut flowers to brighten any day! xo

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    1. Thank you Shel. Oh a flower CSA, I like the sound of that. Totally agree, my friend. xo

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  13. So much color and orange, I love it.

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  14. So beautiful! In all of the years of my life, I think I will never grow tired of calendula. We just returned home from a trip to the mountains and the wildflowers are everywhere. Another sight I will never tire of!

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    1. Oh Coco, you see every time we connect we find more similarities...I too love calendula, and can never have enough of it planted in my gardens.

      So happy you enjoyed your trip to the mountains my friend. Hope you are well. Wishing you a beautiful day tomorrow :)

      xo

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  15. So pretty! I need to plant way way way more flowers. I've just been kind of experimenting with flowers. I think next year I will really give it a go.

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    1. Thanks KC! Yes, I highly recommend it, always lovely to have flowers in the garden to bring into your home.

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  16. Oh they're so pretty! I love having flowers in the house, even if ours do come from the buckets outside the greengrocers! They're local and seasonal though so at the moment we have Sweet Williams and soon it will be Dahlia season!

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    1. Thanks Carie. Hey, that's okay. Doesn't matter where the flowers come from, they always bring a little happy to a home. Enjoy!

      I planted sweet William this year. It doesn't flower in it's first year, but next year...goodness, I can't wait!

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  17. I love cut flowers in the house, and from the garden is the very best

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  18. What an explosion of colour!!! Just looking at your pictures is brightening my day, can't imagine how good they must make you feel having them in the house.

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    1. Aw, so happy to brighten your day my friend, the next best thing would be to send you some :)

      They make me feel wonderful. How can you not be happy with flowers in the house.

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  19. Your arrangements are so sweet and bright! I know how much you will enjoy them!

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  20. Ah, how I love fresh cut flowers... and so do my cats! Everyday, my daughter walks in with flowers from our yard and every night a cat spills the vase over. Which means that every morning, we mop up a puddle. *sighs* Your arrangements are lovely.

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  21. They are so beautiful Kim...I'm sure they make you smile everytime you pass by one.

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    1. Thanks Erica, they certainly do.

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  22. Beautiful. Flowers are food for the soul. Feast well.

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    1. Oh yes, indeed! Thank you, I will :)

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