The weather in our little corner of Washington has been all over the map this week. Monday was the second hottest day of the year, which left us all lethargic and exhausted. Tuesday brought lightning and thunder followed by torrential downpours persisting throughout the night and on into Wednesday. It has been a while since we’ve harvested in full rain gear! Today we’re back to sunny skies and warmer temperatures heading into the weekend.
In addition to scrambling to keep up with the gardens abundance, get it harvested, packaged and sent out into the world, we’re also hustling to get ready for next week’s Seasonal Floral Intensive. Some moments I feel like we’re totally on track and others like we’re drowning in a sea of flowers and to-do lists. August is always such an abundant month. One part roller coaster, two parts beauty.
Inspired by the weedy wildness that has taken over many corners of the garden, for this week’s arrangement I wanted to embrace the messy slide into late summer. Bouquet includes: goldenrod, rudabeckia triloba, ‘Indian Summer’ and ‘Prairie Sun’ and fennel.
If you’d like to join in the fun, simply make up a bouquet using seasonal flowers, snap a photo, post it somewhere on the internet and then leave a link to it in the comments section here. If you’re on Instagram, you can use/search the hashtag #seasonalfloweralliance for even more flowery goodness all over the world.