Hah! I bet you thought you were only going to see shots of desiccated blooms. Like hydrangeas ready to dry a month before their normal dormant season.
But even with incredibly difficult conditions I did manage to make flower bouquets each week all month.
And as I have a physio session each Wednesday with a lovely woman who is quite in thrall to eucalyptus leaves. I have managed to cut enough stems from the large but tall tree in front of the potting shed.
If I have more than six more sessions I will need to use a ladder to reach the next tier.
I am struggling with the dahlias as the stems are so short.
I have managed to insert one or two blooms in each posy. But it’s a struggle.
I resorted to greenery for one of the vases in the house.
It was strangely soothing. Vine leaves, rosemary, choiysia… and it lasted for weeks. So that was a delight.
I was experimenting with the vine leaves as I accidentally chopped one long tendril off a fence and just shoved it into a bucket of water.
It didn’t wilt. For a whole week.
So it was put to use in a rather whimsical bouquet.
I might make more of them if this heat continues.
Eh? Indeed. One more block of nine days when the temperature will stay in the 30Cs.
Luckily I have a nice indoor dried flower project. Very fragile cards with dried flowers. Definitely one for local gifts.
Alice sent me a picture of a display at a market in Olomouc, and I zoomed in on the beautiful handmade card.
So simple and so much fun.