Thursday, September 8, 2016

Today's picture/Week twelve CSA flowers


Week twelve, the last CSA bouquet of the season. And what a beauty it is! I'm wild about the dahlias, and from what I've read so are a lot of other people. It is a current star in the flower world. Not great shots but they show the cool way the dahlia opens.



Does anyone know what this is?? Liatris? Isn't it a great color!!


We are already on next year's list, as is our daughter. We have so enjoyed these weekly bouquets.

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  1. Oh, Wow! So full and colorful. I am going to miss seeing your weekly bouquets, Nan.
    That yellow one might be Colosia/Cockscomb. It is stunning have that splash of yellowish orange.

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    1. Thanks! It is a terrific color. I'd like an orange room in my house.

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  2. I agree with Penny. I think it's Celosia.

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  3. It's a celosia. Cockscomb is also a celosia but looks different. They were both favorites of my mother and were included in our flowerbeds when I was a child. I love this week's addition of the hydrangea, too. Thank you for sharing these stunning bouquets. I'll miss them!

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  4. So pretty! And love the colorful zinnias too. Like the color layers of the zinnia on the left in the second pic.
    Mary

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    1. The zinnias have been wonderful! Lots of different colors.

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  5. Dahlias ARE great, aren't they! Every morning on my way to the train station, I walk past a garden with the largest, tallest and most beautiful dahlia you can imagine. I often think I should just take my camera with me and snap a picture, but it feels strange to photograph someone's garden without them knowing. Maybe I should just one day ring their bell and ask permission - but not when I'm on my way to catch a train :-)

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  6. Zinnias, cosmos, and dahlias. All of my favorites and looking so absolutely beautiful! I'm saving this photo, once again, in case I need to order a special bouquet and want to tell the florist what it should look like. :)

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    1. And I've loved the lavatera. I grew it one year, and seeing it in the bouquets reminded me how much I like the plant. I plan to get some seeds next year and start them under the lights.

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  7. You can't go wrong with zinnias and dalhias this time of year. Gorgeous colors.

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    1. I love how she puts all these colors together!

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  8. Gorgeous! I'm a zinnia fan myself, such a gorgeous combination with the dahlias.

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    1. Her zinnias have been amazing, and I agree - they are great with the dahlias.

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  9. Another stunning bouquet! I've enjoyed your flowers all season, too. Thanks for sharing them with us :)

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    1. I have so enjoyed sharing them with all of you. I had no idea people would be so interested. Pleases me enormously.

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  10. Have really enjoyed seeing your flower pictures! Look forward to next year!

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  11. Such gorgeous flowers.I wish we had CSA flowers up here. I tried to talk our farmer neighbour who does veggie boxes, that he should add flowers to the box.But I don't think he was sold on the idea. Too bad because they're simply lovely.I guess I'll just have to add more flowers to my garden myself! (said the little red hen ;) )

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    1. It shouldn't be too hard. Cosmos, Lavatera, Zinnias, Dahlias would pretty much take care of it! And you can add herbs for beauty and aroma.

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  12. Hi Nan! Loved your comment and questions at my blog today. I found some copies of Anybody Can Do Anything super cheap at Abebooks.com (I've ordered from them for years). Check them out here: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=betty+macdonald&sts=t&tn=anybody+can+do+anything

    You would loove this book, guaranteed! I never tire of rereading it and always laugh out loud at the same places. The peeks into the Great Depression are eerie and fascinating as well.

    Oh, and I added a post script just for you to my post about that house and it's too-bad-entryway. Scroll down to the very bottom and you'll see the new photo and paragraphs just for you. :)

    http://debrasotherthoughts.blogspot.com/2016/09/catching-you-up-on-what-youve-missed.html


    Thanks so much for caring and reading there! Blessings, Debra

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    1. When I wrote of the high price, it was the new biography. I actually think I read Anybody... a long time ago. I'll go look at the post script now!

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    2. Oh my, one of my fav Betty MacDonald books! I lent my vintage copy away and never got it back- will check this out.

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    3. Sometimes I think about all the books I've lost that way!

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  13. Oh, of course! The new biography. (I am so slow sometimes.) heh. Yes, I'll be waiting until it goes down a bit in price also, being the great penny pincher that I am. But I've a feeling I won't be able to wait too long! :)

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  14. So sad to see them go, but I suddenly thought, you could save seeds and plant these, if you didn't already have a lot of plants.

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    1. Too late! But really I'm happy getting the bouquets for twelve weeks in the summer. And she is still selling some flowers in the stores. I think she said she also has 6 weddings this month!

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  15. I had no idea what a CSA bouquet was until I read back through your posts and read the first one on the subject. What a great idea! Is it my imagination or have the bouquets got bigger each time?

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    1. It may just be the type of flower that makes a bouquet look larger or smaller. The dahlias are very substantial and take up more room than some of the lighter summer flowers. This is one of the things I've so loved - that the whole weekly arrangement depends on what is in bloom at that time. Sometimes one flower appears for a few weeks and other times only a couple times. Thanks for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment.

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  16. Deep red cockscomb was planted by the former Amish owners of our farmhouse. it self-sows very prolifically. I suspect that the celosia in your bouquet would do the same--once planted, you would always have it.

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    1. I think here it would be an annual, but maybe it would self-seed. I don't like it well enough to plant it, but it sure is pretty in the bouquet!

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  17. It's over already? I will miss these posts. My Market bouquet has a coral-colored dahlia or two today ... last week's were the deeper colored like yours.

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    1. There are a lot of different colors. Such a wonderful flower! I can't believe how this summer has flown by.

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