I had a couple of floral sightings over the weekend that I decided to share as my contribution to this weekly meme.
First off, my niece who lives in Vermont sent me a the three photos below from a garden tour that she went on. The images she sent are from the garden owned by the historic Woodstock Inn and supplies fresh flowers for them. As you can see there's an abundance of flowers blooming, drying and being arranged in vases for the Inn.
Look at those bunches of Alliums. It never occurred to me to dry them at that stage when they still have flowers and color remaining. I guess I will have to wait until next summer to try that myself.
I only grew Delphiniums once. They just a not a flower that you want to grow where I live which is subject to strong winds on and off all summer long. As for Gladioli, a wonderful selection of that flower can always be found at our local farmers' markets.
On Saturday a Wisconsin niece had her wedding ceremony and reception at a beautiful Lake Monona setting not far from where we live. The bride and her attendants all carried lovely bouquets but my favorite "flowers" were the sprays of Eucalyptus and grasses that graced the center of each table. I did not go poking around in this display so I don't know if the stems were inserted in those little tubes that hold water or if they were left to hold their own as long as possible.
To see what other gardeners have put in a vase today, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this Monday meme.