Welcome Dear Garden Friends and New Readers!
You might notice a big change in this post! I have went to a larger canvas size for better clarity for my images. I have always seen them like this, but I have realized some of my sharpness was not as I'd like it to be with my site. So the pictures might take a bit longer to load, I apologize, but I hope I make up for it in content and design! Any comments are appreciated.
Todays post is about bringing the beauty of your garden indoors.
This is the room where I spend most of my time.... This is my TV room or the Living Room. My husband camps out in the Family room most of the time. It has the larger TV. My room has an older TV, but I have the view of the lake. Fair trade to me! Our marriage works much better with two TV's... just a suggestion for you. ;)
So this week I realized my hydrangeas were the perfect shade of green.
Just right for drying.... Almost like paper, see thru and a bit brittle.
If you cut them too early they will shrivel up and not be as pretty.
You want them to be past their prime but not all the way brown. This one is Nikko Blue, a favorite mophead.
And Limelight a paniculata that dries especially well for me.
So I cut them into three bunches and hung them from my kitchen chandelier for 4 days until dry.
Then arranged them into florist foam in this simple vintage looking urn. I really like the effect with the sages and browns. I am already thinking about getting out the fall decor.... so this vignette will be embellished a bit more in the coming days.
Speaking of the view.... Look at this! My grass is greening up after the past two weeks of nice rains! This is the view from my living room. I never tire of our view of the lake in this amazing place to call home.
God Bless You and Thanks so much for stopping by----
Brooke Kroeger is a garden writer and photographer in Southern Indiana. She writes about living a simple country life and growing a beautiful cottage-style garden. Nature photography is her passion. Roses are her muse and she delights in capturing beauty in the world to share with her readers. Brooke's images are available for publication if requested.
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