It’s always a happy Monday for me when I join my blogging friends
for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms!
You can find my blogging friends’ links to their floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.
By August, the garden is fading after weeks of 90+ degree temperatures.
I cherry-picked some blooms for a garden bouquet. . .
Limelight Hydrangeas join Endless Summer Hydrangeas, transitioned from
their bright summer blues and deepened to shades of purple.
Small pinkish-purple flowers cover the Lespedeza that grows wild along the edge of the field. . .
They add an wispy, airy note to the arrangement, joining
purple Verbena Lollipop, a butterfly and bee magnet.
Black Diamond Crape Myrtle adds a vibrant pop of red
in contrast to the purplish-black foliage.
Black Diamond Crape Myrtles are praised for their drought and heat tolerance,
compact habits, fadeless foliage and vibrant bloom colors.
They’re available in red, white, pink, lavender and magenta and hardy in USDA zones 6-9.
I’m weighing in on blooming dish and flower love!
A vintage red and white Chatillon scale provides pedestal for the ironstone pitcher of blooms.
Playing with dishes and flowers in the Potting Shed gives me a cheap thrill,
and way to entertain myself while staying at home.
Scarlet Posey dinnerware provides some cheery red blooms. . .
A pattern inspired by a snippet of 1950s textile, Scarlet Posey
is adorned with a colorful floral design
and bordered by a charming polka dot pattern in red and white.
I find polka dots and gingham checks to be an instant mood lifter!
Ball jars hold more garden blooms. . .
Hydrangeas, allium, hosta blooms, coleus, cleome and verbena.
Purple allium blooms are always buzzing with bees. . .
Seeded glass goblets add a pop of purple to the tabletop vignette.
Dinnerware / Katie Alice Scarlet Posey, discontinued, used here
Red Polka Dot and Check Flatware / HomeGoods, many years ago
Napkins / HomeGoods & Pier 1
Napkin Rings / consignment shop
Wood Chargers / Pier 1
Ironstone Pitcher & Scale / vintage
Buzz over to visit my talented friends to see their floral inspiration this week:
Pam at Everyday Living
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Shirley at Housepitality Designs