Happy Monday! It’s the first Monday of the month which means
I’m joining 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.
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You may be thinking to yourself. . . “Bunnies?. . .
Easter was three months ago, it’s long past bunny season.”
June and July are actually peak season for bunnies in the garden. . .
Bunnies are multiplying like. . .well. . .rabbits. They’re living under the Potting Shed
which makes an excellent 10 x 16 hidey-hole and bunny shelter.
They seem to be especially fond of sweet potato vine, coneflower, salvia and most
recently, the zinnia seedlings, despite all efforts to keep them away from the flowers.
Since I can’t beat ’em, I’m joining ’em with a little tabletop fun in the Potting Shed.
Endless Summer Hydrangeas are blooming . . .
I cut some blooms for some Ball Jar Bouquets, adding some green
and white hosta leaves and variegated sprigs from the abelia shrubs.
Cut hydrangeas are notorious for wilting.
Here’s my favorite tip for hydrangeas to keep them from wilting: Alum!
Cut your hydrangeas in the morning with they are fully hydrated and not stressed from the heat,
removing any leaves which will cause water loss at the expense of the flower.
When arranging them, cut each stem at a 45 degree angle for maximum water uptake.
Dip 1/2 inch of each cut stem in alum powder, found on the spice aisle at the grocery store.
Place your dipped hydrangea stems in your vase of room temperature water.
Hydrangeas are heavy drinkers so check your vase water, topping off as needed and
change your vase water every other day if possible to prolong the life of your flowers.
A pair of Bunny Gardeners are holding a basket,
ready to harvest some hydrangea blooms. . .
Endless Summer Hydrangeas bloom on old wood from last year’s growth
and the new growth of summer, so you can harvest blooms to
enjoy in vases and still look forward to blooms in your garden.
Hydrangea blooms can be blue or pink depending on your soil’s pH level,
turning blue in acidic soil and pink in alkaline soil.
To produce bloom blooms, amend your soil with a sulfur based product.
Bunny goblets hopped to the table. . .
And a pair of Spode Blue Room Botanical Plates
hopped in my cart at Tuesday Morning back in February.
Reproduction bunny majolica plates are joining in the fun. . .
Layered on Mikasa English Countryside dinner plates, with an
embossed fruit and lattice design on the borders of the plates.
Gardener Bunnies with Basket / SPI Home
Bunny Majolica Plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Dinner Plates / MIkasa English Countryside
Spode Blue Room Botanical Plates / Tuesday Morning
Blue Floral Plate / Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage
Bunny Goblets / HomeGoods, several years ago
White Wood Chargers / Pier 1
Napkins & Rings / HomeGoods & Pier 1
Flatware / Portmeirion Botanic Garden
Visit my talented friends to see their floral inspiration this week:
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Pam at Everyday Living
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Lola and Sophie chose two winners of my Ball Flute Jar Giveaway:
and Kyra D
Thanks to all who entered!
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