Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cutting garden

Yesterday I wrote about the flowers we used for the wedding and how we cut most of the flowers we used from the roadside near our home.  Today, it's flowers from my cutting garden.

My favorite bouquets have always been the ones cut from the roadside, or yard.  Mr. D has always been willing to pull over on the road so I could pick a bouquet.  He probably doesn't remember this:  On the one year anniversary of our first date we were both counselors at church camp.  Mr. D  came to pick me up at my cabin with a bouquet of wild flowers he had just picked.  We were 18 years old.

blue cornflower
When we welcomed our 2nd and 3rd children into the world, Mr. D brought me flowers from our yard to brighten our hospital room.  (there was snow on the ground for our first).

more zinnias
From our first house to our current home ....there's always been a cutting garden.  The garden sizes have varied at each home, and there have been different flowers.  One flower has been a constant.  The zinnia.  My favorite.

The baby's breath was beautiful this summer ...
Gypsophila, aka Baby's Breath


I'll be enjoying these flowers and homemade
bouquets until the first frost.


  1. Beautiful ! You've always had such lovely flowers. Someday I hope to have a cutting garden, wanna help me plan it?

  2. Actually, I do remember the wildflowers I picked at camp.

    The flowers look really good this Summer -- well done!

  3. Do you remember in Hayward, WI picking wild flowers along the road? Once as we were taking a quiet walk you talked about having wild flowers "from Wi" for YOUR wedding.


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