Summer has officially arrived! And the season is heralded by some of the prettiest blooms for bouquets I could conjure up, were I in the business of developing long-stem cutting flowers.
In fact, Renee's Garden sent a few packets of seeds to trial.
And here is my first bouquet of Cosmos "Rose Bon Bon" - a new variety for 2010.
Plants began blooming last week in the full-sun of my 'cutting garden' ... aka T's allotment.
A plot at a community garden on the grounds of an old estate in our town.
Sadly, there's all too little full-sun in my garden these days.
Still, I planted a few seeds in a terra cotta pot, placing it in the sunniest spot on our tiny pebble patio, alongside a stone bench.
A large bloom opened yesterday, and I quickly clipped it and brought it inside to enjoy, along with flowers T brought home on Monday.
T. tells me there's quite a crop of my favorite Zinnias from Renee's Garden - 'Apricot Blush.'
He's promised to bring them home for a holiday gathering on Sunday, when friends are coming by for sparkling wine & antipasto.
... beguiling annuals that bloom lavishly.
Thank you, T., for setting aside a place to tend my flowers among your myriad tomato plants!!