July 12, 2016
Portraits in the Garden
These smiles required seventeen years of marriage to create, but the bouquet was quick and easy. First I laid a stem of peony foliage on the table, then spread spikes of 'May Night' sage (Salvia), 'Venice Blue' speedwell (Veronica) and 'Walker's Low' catmint (Nepeta) on top. Next came a few stems of 'Caesar's Brother Siberian iris. Then I added stems with rounded flowers from 'Totally Tangerine' geum and 'Moulin Rouge' astrantia, plus some fluffy lady's mantle (Alchimella mollis). Finally I set a couple of 'Morning Lilac' intersectional peony blooms on top and tied the stems with raffia. It was easy to adjust the flowers as they lay on the table, and the bouquet photographed well because it was flat and one-sided.
Our garden makes me happy! Thanks Amber for capturing these memories.
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