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August 9th 2015

Seasonal Flower Alliance: August 9

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August abundance. It’s that time of year when the flowers are going strong, the days are still long, yet I wish I had just one more hour to harvest it all, document it all, and savor it all.

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At the end of last week, I walked up and down the long rows of our flower field in order to pick the very best of what was in bloom to incorporate into a super-cute couple’s weekend wedding. The bouquets I created overflowed with dahlias, lisianthus, ammi, cosmos, delphiniums garden roses and other beauties in blush hues; but I think the star of the bouquet were all the sweet little scabiosa-flowered zinnias–I just adore these little blooms!

Walking through flower fields and enjoying the abundance August has to offer is a theme that carries through all of this week’s Seasonal Flower Alliance featured submissions.

Wouldn’t you love to wade through all these flowers?

A big thanks to all of you who have participated in the Seasonal Flower Alliance so far this season. I love scrolling through the feed to see what you are harvesting, arranging, selling and just enjoying!

If you haven’t shared a photo yet, what’s holding you back?  I’d love to see what’s in bloom in your part of the world.  Participating is super simple.  Here’s a quick summary of how to play along:

1) Snap.  Take a photo of flowers that are in season in your area, whether it is a fistful of blooms from your garden or a vase full of flowers from your local farmers market.
2) Tag.  Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #SeasonalFlowerAlliance.
3) Share.  In your photo caption, please share what flower varieties are featured (if you know them) along with your location and/or USDA hardiness zone.

It’s a fun way to see what’s in season both here and abroad!

If you aren’t on Instagram, but want to see what others are sharing, here’s a collage of the latest posts:

4 Comments

  1. Mary on

    The scabiosa zinnia is a great color. Where are the seeds from and name of color?
    I have grown zillions of zinnias over the years but, haven’t seen the color in the arrangement above. Thank you for a fabulously inspiring blog. Mary

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    • Floret on

      Hi Mary, thanks for your kind words! Floret offered scabiosa zinnia seeds earlier this year and I hope to offer them again for next season—so be sure to sign up for our mailing list if you aren’t already on there to learn more! Happy gardening!

  2. Liza on

    OMG! Saw the picture of my modest success in growing zinnias. You are always such an inspiration for me Erin. Even though I am on the other side of the world and we are in different climate zones, your blog helps me a lot. Thank you so much! I hope we also start to grow more flowers on our own here in Russia.

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  3. Jen on

    I follow your IG and just love your feed so much I had to come over here and read the blog too! I didn’t realize the #seasonalfloweralliance was open to people like me who buy from farmers markets! I’ll have to remember to do that next time I get a bunch!

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