bringing the outside in

Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Friday! Like many people, I love having flowers around the house in the summer but a) I'm too cheap to buy them every week, and b) I like the challenge of finding something around the garden to bring into the house to add a bit of colour. 

Yesterday when I was getting the hose from the side of the house to fill up the kiddie pool, I noticed that our side garden (aka overgrown death trap) was growing out of control. But there was something kind of pretty about it.


I love how fluffy the green bush is right now and thought it would look nice cut tall in a vase for the washroom. I added a few sprigs of the purple -- which I'm pretty sure is a weed (anyone know if this is the case?) -- to add a bit of colour. I love how it turned out. Something so simple, inexpensive and right from the yard.


 I also took a few flowers from our light purple clematis and a few sprigs of the lavender (below the clematis) to make a tiny arrangement for the dining room.



And just for fun, I thought I'd show you our little garden. I'm growing zucchini and peppers and I planted one of the hydro cilantros from my veggie box. I thought it was a goner after all the rain we had this week but it seems to be ok so far. Yum!


What are you growing and snipping these days?

2 comments:

  1. The tall purple flower is Campanula rapunculoides. It is a weed. It spreads quite wildly and is really hard to get rid of - haven't found a good way yet!

    It is all over Toronto now.

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  2. Lovely! We also have those purple flowers and I think they are quite pretty.

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