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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Apple Blossoms in July?

I love to keep fresh cut flowers in the house during the summer...well, really year round!   I cut a basket full of fresh flowers from the yard this morning to make a big bouquet for the kitchen island.

I found a milk jar wire crate at the yard sales over the weekend and decided to use that to display all the beautiful flowers from the garden.
There are loads of flowers blooming in the garden now....

Including Apple blossoms...that's blossoms!   Do you see it up in the left top corner of the photo?

You may remember my post on the terrible hail storm that we had July 3rd...well, it stripped almost all of the leaves off of the apple tree (see how bare it is in the photo on the right?)

The tree is now putting on new leaves and apple July!    Isn't that CRAZY??

I took this picture of the garden this is recovering nicely from the hail.   I don't have a "before" picture because the garden was beat to the ground after the storm....I couldn't bear to look at it!   Our neighbor pulled up all his garden plants up after the hail...I'm glad we decided to give ours a chance to come back.
even my little basin of grass has recovered and needs to be "mowed"...tehee!

This is the back side of my summer flower garden arrangement,.   To add a little whimsy to the arrangement, I added a tutu, bird house, doily and bird nest. 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!


  1. Your flowers are just stunning Penny!... so happy you left yours to weather out the storm... they are thriving!.. xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Good Afternoon Penny, Your vase of flowers are so romantic looking and your garden has survived the hail stone storm very well. It seems the weather has been topsy turvy in lots of places this year. Here in England it still felt like winter into June, we thought summer was never going to arrive. Your apple tree is very confused isn't it, as was our apple and pear trees, only the odd blossom this year due to the cold weather.
    I did smile when I saw your sink full of grass..... brilliant.
    Best Wishes

  3. Beautiful Penny!!! I wish I could smell them,I bet they smell so good.

  4. Penny,
    Just beautiful!! Love the blooms and love the arrangement. Such a sweet little birdhouse too!!
    Most of the flowers that looked like they died after that heat wave we had are coming back, slowly but surely. This week will be a nice week here with temps around 80 for a high and down in the 50's at night! I will be a very happy person!!


  5. Truly beautiful, Soothing colors. You have arranged them so beautifully too.

  6. Your gardens are beautiful! Love summer flowers:)

  7. Can you come decorate my house?

  8. Such lovely arrangements and beautiful gardens! I just love the sink with the grass in it! And the late blooming apple tree...well that is amazing!

  9. So pretty Penny, all the colors are popping!

  10. Suzanne at Simply Suzannes at Home

    Oh my gosh!! I LOVE the grass growing out of the bathroom sink!
    So darn cute!
    Thank you for sharing so many beautiful photos.
    Have a great week,

  11. Your flowers are wonderful and your bouquets are very romantic

  12. Hi you have such pretty flowers and so nice to use them for your kitchen!

  13. Everything is beautiful! I can't wait till we settle somewhere and buy a home :)

    I wanted to invite you to join our Meet & Greet Blog Hop! It runs Tuesday nights till the end of Saturday, come link up if you have some time :)

  14. Your flowers are gorgeous Penny...and I love them in your found wire crate. Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!


  15. Oh dear Penny, your flowers are mazing! How gorgeous your garden must be filled with this lovelies! Have a great weekend.

  16. hello
    j'adore les couleurs pastels de ce bouquet
    il est frais et ravissant
    à bientôt
    edith (iris)


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