Wednesday’s Flowers – From a Lovely Garden in Northern Germany

August 10, 2011

I’m so pleased to say that this week’s flowers are straight out of a lovely garden in the north of Germany.  We are currently exploring the beautiful countryside by the North Sea while staying with my spouse’s parents, who keep a beautiful garden.  So of course I had to wander through and collect some flowers to play with.

While in the garden, I was immediately drawn to all the bright yellow, so I focused on snipping yellow flowers and paired them with a few fuchsia blooms for bold contrast.  I loosely arranged all the flowers in a striped blue clay vase.

Here is what I gathered from the garden for the arrangement:

  • Golden Rod – Solidago
  • Sneezeweed – Helenium sp.
  • Flowering Quince – Chaenomeles
  • Turtlehead – Chelone obliqua
  • Golden Threadleaf Cyprus – Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea’
  • Purple Loosestrife – Lythrum salicaria

Viewing and walking through a mature garden is so inspiring; it is wonderful to see so many flowers blooming all in one place.  I honestly cannot wait to get back home and start planning the new garden at our new house.  But in the meantime back to our vacation!

Hope you are enjoying your summer!