I love having a fresh arrangement on this table in my living room...but I am lazy.
So I cheat. Not all of the time, during certain seasons when the garden is full to brimming with flowers it is easy to throw together a nice bouquet. But once the really hot weather hits that becomes more difficult.
It is during these months that I look to plant material that is long lasting in the vase and readily available in my garden. This time I used two standbys: succulents and foliage from a Smoke Bush.
These will last in the vase for about two weeks. By then the succulents have grown roots and can be planted outside.
Now comes the cheating part.
I don't want to upset purist, but if my garden is really bare, I add high quality silk flowers.
You don't need a lot, just a couple pops of color bring it all together and by keeping mostly natural plant material it is extremely hard to tell that anything is artificial.
Sometimes a little cheating isn't that bad.
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