Friday, July 10, 2009

Hooked On Summertime Bouquets

A few years ago I planted six inexpensive hydrangea bushes, some rose bushes, and some Shasta daisy plants hoping that in some not so distant day in the future I would be able to harvest bouquets of flowers to fill the house and fill my soul...that day is today and let me tell you that I am hooked! Bouquets of flowers from our garden...and today it didn't cost a dime!!!...now that is something to get hooked on. Thank you Julia from Hooked on Houses for such a wonderful gathering of delightful things to get hooked on!

Planted about five years ago...these beauties love shade and water...

...and grow super ~ duper fast and last forever as a cut flower...

LOVE THESE LOTS AND LOTS!!!

Shasta Daisies...enough said!

I love orange roses! Portland, Oregon is known as the "Rose City" so of course these wonderful blossoms thrive here in the Northwest...

Lots and lots of vases of flowers...

Ready to go...even rescued a sweet ladybug from the bundles of flowers...
it that lucky or something?

I really enjoy clipping hydrangeas that are not quite done opening...

An new home in the living room....
Be sure to hop on back over the Julia's Hooked on Fridays party for more fun~o~rama!
Happy Weekend!
Smiles ~ Ramona

15 comments:

Darlene said...

WOW your flowers are GORGEOUS!!! I have never tried a hydrangea bush but I see them around here so I know they will grow. I think I may have to try a couple because I LOVE how their blooms look. I have plenty of shaded areas around my yard and I will definitely provide the water so we will see!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Our heat index has been ridiculous....between 105 & 110!!! That is even too hot to be in the pool until after about 6:00 in the evening but that is where we will be!!!!♥

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

So pretty! I'll have to put Rose City on my plant list. Does it bloom continuously or only once?

Anonymous said...

Are these your flowers or someone else's? I didn't think you had been living there for 5 yrs to have planted them that long ago. Didn't you only move to Wyoming in the last few years?

Anonymous said...

Oooops! Sorry! Wrong Ramona!!!

Stacey said...

Ramona, your flowers are beautiful! You obviously have the right touch. :)

I see that Darlene told you how hot it is. We live an hour from each other. It's too hot!

Jean Tuthill said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I can't get enough of them either! Love, Love, Love them! They are one of God's best creations.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sooooo gorgeous! laurie

An Accomplished Woman said...

The flowers are beautiful. Love the roses.

Did you know that you can make more hydrangea plants by putting a stone on the lower branch and wait til next spring. Voila more hydrangea plants to bloom!!!

Cynthia

Ms. Tee said...

daisies and hydrangeas - it doesn't get better than that! :) They're gorgeous! Have a good weekend~

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Ramona!

Yummmmmmmm.........soooo pretty. Lucky gal!

We're actually zipping down to Portland next weekend to meet some friends for dinner....long time friends of my Hubbs....in from Hawaii.

Blessings,
Spencer

Michelle said...

Such beautiful flowers! I'll bet it's just wonderful to be able to cut such lovely bouquets right out of your garden :) Love your blog, by the way!

Have an awesome day!
~Michelle
(Treasure the Moment)

Darlene said...

Hey Ramona,

I linked with you....stop by and see why.♥

Christy said...

GORGEOUS! What a wonderful thing to grow such beautiful blooms for your home. Thanks for sharing your summer bounty!

Christy

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful Ramona. I love this. What lovely flowers and what a wonderful look on your porch! You always have the greatest pictures...I always enjoy seeing what you are working on!
blessings,
Debbie

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

These are beautiful! I love hydrangeas--and daisies, too. I want to plant more of them next summer. They make me so happy!