It’s really hard for me to do this….enjoy the garden indoors. Because I love to see the abundance of flowers outside. After all, isn’t that why we plant a garden – to enjoy the outdoor beauty? But we’re not always outdoors especially if we’re working and only spend evenings at home. So this year, I’ve made it my plan to enjoy the blooms indoors by creating some bouquets to enjoy. Here’s some easy floral arrangements that bring the gardens indoors.
Yesterday afternoon, I was out weeding and generally tidying up the garden and I came across these gorgeous sweet peas. I’ve never really paid much attention to this perennial sweet pea because it’s usually overwhelmed by the silver lace vine beside it. But the vine hasn’t thrived this year and there’s been more room for the sweet pea to expand. I love the little tea cup arrangement, don’t you?
Here’s my tip: secure delicate stems with an elastic band to create a mounded look.
You don’t have to stick to small and delicate arrangements though. Here’s a large grouping of viburnum blooms cut earlier this season. The old “tomato” pot is one of my favourite containers.
Using flowers in unexpected places and containers is always fun too. Here I’ve used delicate lily of the valley in an old ink bottle and a bathroom cup on the kitchen window sill. The fragrance was divine.
Even if you don’t grow your own, sunflowers in an enamel pitcher scream sunshine! I got those from a local grower who specializes in these gorgeous flowers.
You don’t have to stick to flowers though. These fern cuttings were used to decorate a woodland themed tabletop.
Whether it’s casual, like this arrangement of clematis and roses in bottles tucked into a wine box or something more formal, bringing flowers indoors will extend your enjoyment of the hard work you’ve done in creating a garden.