I have been busy working on a few new bouquets and revamping a few existing bouquets as well.
First up is our herbal bouquet. I previously had this bouquet listed, but I added some safflowers to the mix of Santa Cruz Oregano, Grosso Lavender, and ammobium (daisy like flowers). I love the contrast with the safflowers. I also have a love affair with SC oregano. I have used it in one of our new wreaths as well (also pictured). It pairs well with lavender and I love the bohemian touch it gives to overall look of the design.
Here are a photos of lavender/SC oregano wreath I have posted before.
I've also added some different ribbon choices to the Fancy English lavender bouquets. They comes in twine, lace and purple ribbon. They are also a little bigger. English lavender is shorter than French or Intermediate lavender, but it's often very deep in color and very fragrant. I think it has a beautiful romantic look. The little bouquets are very pretty and make great table arrangements, favors for place settings or weddings or showers, home decor and can be used as a sweet flower girl bouquet.
The last listing is an all new bouquet: The Autumn Harvest bouquet, which has Grosso lavender, English lavender, golden wheat, ornamental grasses, orange foxtail millet, ivory larkspur, red wildflowers, yarrow, and ammobium. The purple lavender contrasts with the fall colors in red, ivory, orange and yellow. A perfect fall wedding bouquet or harvest centerpiece. These bouquets will stand on their own for table top arrangements.
That's what is new in the world of Lavender Rose Floral Designs. We are still working on the fields as well. We have replaced a few of our plants that took a beating from the wet beginning this summer. Things are growing well in the fields. I am in the planning stages of a butterfly garden/perennial garden and a sunflower and zinnia patch for next season! More news to come.
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Yesterday I woke up feeling a bit in the funk. It was the fifth anniversary of my father's death. However, hubby and I decided to make the most of the day. We took our dog, Murphy, to get his nails trimmed at PetSmart. He also got some treats and food, lucky pup!
We then drove out to Parran's nursery in Ida, Mi. It's a nice drive out by so many farms. Driving around in the country always puts me at ease and gives me sense of peace.
The season is winding down at the nursery, but we were able to pick up a tray of Munstead lavender all cut back. I am replacing some Hidcote that we lost to excessive rain/hungry bunnies. I've had pretty good luck with Munstead in the past so we will give it a go.
We also got some wonderful Mexican heather. It's not a perennial here in zone 6, but I will give a shot at bringing it inside during the fall and winter. I love how it looks at our front entry.
We also got some baskets for the front porch 2 for 10. Can't beat that for late summer color.
Love the colorful plants on our front porch.
We ended the evening by the entire family, including our granddaughter, going down to the Independent Dairy for ice cream. So all in all, not a bad Sunday after all.