Thursday, November 4, 2010


I don’t ever remember picking flowers from my garden in November, but this year is very unusual. There are still a few brave petunias, daisies, and rosebuds. Of course dusty miller and ornamental cabbages are quite hardy, so they are still nice. I made a little arrangement for my kitchen.


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Over the summer I picked hydrangeas and dried them by leaving them in a vase with just a small amount of water, which evaporated as they dried.  I have gathered them together in a silver pedestal bowl.


And finally, a very pretty purple mum, in an arrangement given to me by a dear friend:


Now , pop over to Tootsie’s blog, the gal who hosts  “Flaunting your Flowers” every Friday.



Anonymous said...

So pretty Millie! Always puts a smile on my face to visit with you. Have a blessed weekend.

Just Who I Am said...

Your fowers are very pretty Millie,i like the Hydrangeas ,the colors are beautifuul
Greetings Elisabeth

Darla said...

Very nice Millie. Love the dried hydrangeas..

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Millie! How beautiful! Not only do I love the cabbage and Dusty Miller arrangement, but those hydrangeas are magnficent! The colors are stunning. Love them in that vase, too. You do some amazing things with flowers. I would love to do a tablescape with you!!!


Sheila :-)

EG Wow said...

I wish I had thought ahead to save some hydrangeas earlier this year. ! I think you have way more survivors in your gardens than I do this year. :)

Mary said...

Lovely hydrangea bunch. I don't think we can grow them well where we live in Central Florida. Enjoy!


Self Sagacity said...

I don't blame you~ Those flowers are meant to be flaunted.

Lori E said...

Those colours are so bright and spring like. What is going on here? We are the same in BC with so much still blooming in the gardens.
I wish I could get enough blooms from my hydrangeas to make a pretty bouquet like yours.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Beautiful flowers...wish I could grow hydrangeas.

alex said...

Hello,you have a nice blog,I like it! really nice you made a good job ;)

Tootsie said...

this is absolutely wonderful!!! great flaunt this week girl...just gorgeous!
thanks so much for linking in. I know I haven't been around much lately...hope to change that soon

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Millie! I can't get over how pretty these are. I loved them the first time I saw them, but I love them even more. GORGEOUS!

Glad you liked my yellow shurb. Next week's is pretty, too.


Sheila :-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Pretty flowers, Millie. I love the hydrangeas! The cabbages and dusty miller makes a beautiful arrangement. Hope you're having a lovely week.


Cindy said...

Hi Millie,
I can't believe I only found this today. I love your beautiful plants and flowers, hasn't this Fall weather been magnificent? I love it here, so much. Your hydrangias dried so nicely, I should have some to dry next year. I planted two Hydrangia shrubs this year. I want to try Dusty Miller next year, too. I desperately need some nice shade plants for my window boxes.
Hugs, Cindy
Hugs, Cindy