I spent a lot of time this week working on our seed breeding projects and getting organized on the dahlia book. I’m so excited about all of the progress that’s happening on both! But since all of my attention went to that I didn’t get around to making my #ayearinflowers bouquet, so instead I thought I’d share my current favorite flowers from the purple cup and saucer vine, in my current favorite spot on the farm right now, the vine tunnel.
The goal of the #AYearInFlowers project is to highlight what’s blooming in gardens across the globe each week.
How to participate in #AYearInFlowers
Take a photo of flowers that currently are in season in your area, whether it is a fistful of flowers from your backyard or a bouquet from your local farmers market.
On Instagram, upload your photo and tag it with #AYearInFlowers;
On Facebook, upload your photo as a comment under my weekly post.
In your photo caption, please share what flowers are featured (if you know them) along with your location and date. Bonus points for listing your USDA hardiness zone and week number (i.e. #week31flowers)
Here are a few submissions from this week:
Delphiniums, monarda, yarrow, bells of Ireland, false Queen Anne’s lace, snapdragon. Blooming in Bieber, CA. Shared on Facebook by Laura Dye
“Sunflowers, I love them!” Shared on Facebook by Ede in the Netherlands
Blooming in Alberta, zone 3a:
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A so very special bouquet for a very special grandma 🙏💕 till we meet again! ✨(And until then I’m gonna keep growing flowers, and sewing, and quilting, and knitting, and baking and cooking…and maybe even picking up my paint brushes again – although I’ll never paint oils as well as you did!! 🎨😘) #ayearinflowers #week31flowers #albertaflowers #floretseeds @floretflower . . Location: North central Alberta, Zone 3A Flowers: dahlia ‘wizard of oz’, cosmos (‘cupcake blush’, ‘rubenzia’), zinnias (‘mizurka’, ‘queen lime’, ‘polar bear’), millet grass, bunny tail grass, bells of Ireland, frosted explosion grass… hope I got them all 🤣
Blooming in Zennor, Cornwall:
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Blooming in Atlanta, Georgia:
A note about week numbers: week numbers are commonly used in the floriculture industry and are standardized across the years. This is the 31st week of the year.
By using the #week31flowers hashtag on Instagram, you can sort photos by what’s in bloom this week all around the world. In addition, week numbers allow you to compare what’s blooming in your own garden from year to year.
Next week, I’ll be posting my week 32 flowers to social media and also here on the blog along with a selection of other participants’ photos. If you’re participating on Instagram, please add the #week32flowers and #AYearInFlowers hashtags to your caption. Be sure to also include your zone and where you’re located in the caption.
Thanks for playing along!