This week was a doozy. Sideways rain, full on hail and gale force winds. The storm that barreled through our little valley only lasted for a few hours but the damage it left in its wake was devastating. It took two full days to comb through and deadhead, re-stake and discover the few salvageable flowers in the dahlia patch. Our last planting of sunflowers was completely flattened. A total loss.
The experience left me wanting to throw in the towel on farming (I don’t have the stomach for that sort of thing) but I know it’s par for the course. So after a little emotional meltdown I got out the greenhouse catalog and started scheming up some new additions to our fleet.
Despite the mid week weather drama, the sun returned and the garden is quickly bouncing back. This bouquet was made for a sweet foodie inspired wedding and it’s one of my favorites so far this season. Maybe because it’s proof that beauty can be discovered and salvage no matter the circumstances.
Bouquet includes: hops, raspberry and rose foliage, dahlias, tomatoes, ‘Caramel Antike’ roses, hydrangeas and rose hips.
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