I always love summer for there are garden flowers to fill the house. From the first daffodil through the last mum. The flowers follow the season and even though they are perennials, it's nice to have them "visit" for a week or two.
But then came the summer of 2012. Triple digits temperatures arrived in June and with the temperatures, there was no rain either.
It's tough on plants on the prairie this summer! Even the sunflowers haven't produced like they have in years past!
And so, an unheard of thing in summer time . . .
Alstroemeria or Peruvian lily. I liked the orange color
We bought flowers for the breakfast room. In summer! Unheard of! But with no flowers in the garden, it became a necessity!
|Food is a feast for the body -- flowers are a feast for the soul!|
The breakfast room looking "normal" again with fresh flowers on the table. The flowers always bring a smile to my face! And today I smiled a lot.
It's a simple bouquet and just one kind of flower. I often do that with store flowers. Garden flowers can be a mix of whatever is blooming.
We are still hoping for rain but, alas, there is none in the forecast. And although watering is keeping plants alive, they are not blooming like they should. Sigh. We shall be very happy when this summer is over -- when temperatures return to normal and our parched ground gets some rain.