Mixing it up

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Its pretty rare for me to walk into a store and buy flowers at this time of the year. Its peak growing season, and I have worked hard to create a space in my yard where I have things to cut and use in flower arrangements during peak growing season. I can easily snip a few things here and there and be happy with the arrangement I make with them. Like this one, using the long conical blooms of my oak leaf hydrangea, and the lovely variegated hosta.


But I walked into Trader Joe’s this afternoon and this really unusual bunch of tea roses were sitting by their lonesome, and the lavender color with the hit of hot pink on the edge was something new to me. I had to have them.


I brought them home, and decided to arrange outside, since it was a lovely temperature outside, the skeeters were at bay, and I had good light. It was nice to look around my yard and see immediately what I could pair with these roses. My eye did not wander far, as the natural compliment to this color scheme was the pale gray of one of my favorite fillers that is so, so easy to grow, and even winters over here in Virginia, Dusty Miller.


It matched so nicely that I really did not feel I had to do any more….so here is my easy-as-pie arrangement for the week with Dusty Miller and a lavender colored tea rose cut at varying heights.





jbryanMixing it up