Monday, July 30, 2012

Flowers In the House (The July Edition)

It is the last Monday in July. (How did we get here?!) Of course that means its time for a little dose of "Flowers in the House." Like a virtual pub crawl featuring flowers to drink in and to get drunk on all of their blossoming beauty. ( Bonus: no hangovers!) A wee cluster of thistle to get us on the way.


Fennel.  My fennel plant is as tall as I am.  (Which pending on which way you look at it is pretty tall...or not, as I am rather on the short side.) It seems to be one of the few plants in the garden that hasn't minded the absence of rain. 
 

A tangle of mint and scabiosa.  (Who named scabiosa?  They should be slapped. )


I keep flowers until they are so past gone.  (Do you do that too?) I love them so much in all of their stages. These still smell amazing. The scent is heady and sweet.  The perfect perfumy mix of now & of a time gone by. 


And that, is that.  You can wander yourself into pretty flower oblivion by stopping by Jane's
(Thanks Jane!) I don't even think she ever gives last call.

13 comments:

  1. Wow, I love them all. I also agree about keeping them as long as possible, watching them move through different stages. So beautiful.

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  2. You have so many of my favorite flowers in your house today1

    The thistle, scabiosa, fennel, I too am able to waltz with my plants and of course mint.

    And you're right, there's always an afterparty at my house!

    xo jane

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  3. I love the thistle in that vase against the depression glass and vintage pyrex (I think, correct me if I'm wrong, or don't), and come to think of it everything else. Yes, I too keep flowers way past; I become attached to everything.

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    1. It's Jadeite, made by so many different companies...Fire King, Anchor-Hocking etc...one of my MANY collecting weaknesses.
      :)

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  4. Everything looks wonderful--love the textures and the bit of wildness in the second picture.

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  5. white thistle? you're so right about Scabiosa... what else could we call it?

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    1. Anything! :) I don't mind pincushion flower. It's just a bit of a mouthful. Better than Scabiosa!

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  6. Love all your arrangements and of course they stay until way past prime. Sometimes I make arrangements out of flowers that I should let go but I think, hey they bloomed, let them show off in a vase for even a day or two. Love all your glassware!!

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  7. Oh yes, with all those 'pretty' flower names, you certainly couldn't call your wee girl Scabiosa could you - and it looks so stunning in the vase with mint. A very unfair name for such a lovely flower. (is it hard to grow?) I love all your flowers, the thistle colour amongst all your glass is lovely!
    Amanda (aka Marigold!)

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  8. Lovely arrangements and I have to agree about Scabiosa, a very unfortunate name for such a pretty flower!
    Penny x

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  9. Love the soft blues of your thistle. And the green china behind is fab!

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  10. I cannot agree more about scabiosa's name:). But I love the bunch as you have them in green glass.

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