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August 24th 2019

#AYearInFlowers Week 34

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Celebrating the queen of the dahlias for my #AYearInFlowers bouquet this week. No other variety is quite as spectacular as ‘Cafe au Lait.’ I mixed her with Dahlia ‘Honka Fragile,’ pigweed and Hydrangea Limelight, Quick Fire and Bobo.

A Year in Flowers bouquet week 34 featuring cafe au lait dahlia bouquet

The goal of the #AYearInFlowers project is to highlight and celebrate what’s blooming in gardens across the globe each week.

How to participate in #AYearInFlowers

1) Capture. 

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.

2) Post. 

On Instagram, upload your photo and tag it with #AYearInFlowers;

On Facebook, upload your photo as a comment under my weekly post.

3) Share. 

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. #week34flowers) 

Here are a few submissions from this week:

Blooming in Medford, Massachusetts:

Blooming in Sweden:

Blooming in Pike County, Missouri:

A note about week numbers: week numbers are commonly used in the floriculture industry and are standardized across the years. This is the 34nd week of the year.

By using the #week34flowers 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 35 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 #week35flowers 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!

1 Comment

  1. Jennifer Milholland on

    Gorgeous bouquet! Just wanted to note that I think the weed you included is pokeweed, not pigweed (which is an amaranth). Pokeweed, poke berry or poke sallet is a highly poisonous plant that eventually bears beautiful dark berries; it’s also a foraged “spring tonic” edible in Appalachia (requiring several water changes during preparation of ONLY the very young leaves). Elvis sang about it in “Poke Salad Annie.” I’ve used it in my own bouquets and was delighted to see it in this masterpiece!


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