Bouquet #18: Sunflowers Sprinkled with Pink

" Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful:
they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul."
-Luther Burbank
Cooler nights and milder temperatures have brought on a new burst of blooms in the flower gardens. It is also a reminder of which flowers are the hardiest and can survive hot weather and much less water. I think the sunflowers, zinnias, and lilies have proved themselves this year!


  1. You make me cry! They are so beautiful and I've had to leave my garden hoo...oh well, next year, I can plant a garden in my new home and not leave it for the next tenant! Sunflowers and Lillies will surely brighten it up.

  2. Yes, just keep pictures and ideas in a folder all through the fall and winter. You'll be ready in the fall. I enjoyed reading about your househunting adventures. I am glad it had a happy ending.

  3. They are quite beautiful :)

  4. Outstanding bouquet. The lillies really compliment the sunflowers.

  5. What amazes me is that you grew all of these varieties yourself. Who does all the weeding? I would love to have a tea party, and have you supply the floral arrangements for the tables. Guess we live to far from one another for that! Darn!

  6. This is the way I love bouquets - all colors and varieties! I've never grown zinnias and will have to remember to try them next year, they make such great cut flowers.

  7. Thanks Shelby
    seenthatbefore: I was surprised when I found the lilies still in bloom!
    pinehurst: A few years ago I just started from seed the hardiest cut flowers. I have some good books that helped me select flowers. We have the flowers we start from seed in raised beds and have weed barrier down around the beds. We still have some weeds, but that slows them down and really helps. I just wait until I can tell if they are weeds are seedlings then just devote a morning to weeding. I have actually done bouquets for a bed and breakfast close by, a couple of wedding receptions that were casual and outside. I wish we could do a tea party!
    Jackie: They are hardy and so pretty. I can't understand it though. Almost all my "mixed color" seeds came up pink this year.


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