29 July 2012

July 2012 Flowers In The House

In July we hosted Dinner on (the) Deck. It was a hot evening, and the garden was melting. A few greens and cool colors were used on the table to chill down my guests without turning the garden hose on them. White buddleia adds some sweetness. Coconut Lime echinacea join a few purple coneflower seed heads with loosetrife greenery.

Dinner consisted of spiedies, chopped Mediterranean salad, and grilled vegetables with seasoned potatoes. A guest brought homemade pickles. Raspberry sorbet with fresh berries and a Ghirardelli raspberry chocolate wafer topped off dessert. Better living through food.

Visit and bring your vase to Flowers In The House at Jane's blog Small But Charming.

12 comments:

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...
I really like bringing the garden in to enjoy it. (even if it isn't inside...but on the table in the garden)
flwrjane said...
This is one perfect arrangement sir. I'm loving those Coconut Lime echinacea......

Your dinner sounds delish also.

Don't forget I'm only a few miles down the road:-)

xo jane
LPC said...
Beautiful arrangement. The bird tweet scared me though:). I thought one had flown in my house! That is your blog sound, right? Or am I going nuts?
Amelia said...
You are right, this is a very refreshing arrangement. Pure coolness, in more ways than one. I have to laugh at Linda's comment re: birdy sound; the first time I visited your blog I thought my computer was exploding.
webb said...
What a lovely COOL arrangement. THanks for sharing. (came over from Jane's house!)
Denise | Chez Danisse said...
The greens are indeed cooling, and so pretty. Also, I'm a big fan of homemade pickles. Lucky you.
Becca Blue said...
I love the coconut lime! (I have had zero luck in keeping it alive here in Chicago.) The arrangement is perfect.
Swimray said...
All:
Thanks for stopping by and leaving the compliments. I appreciate them more than you know (especially from the professional arrangers), since I don't have arrangement experience.

Amelia & LPC:
Adding a few brief random sounds of the birds I find in my yard allows a better experience of my garden, since I can't post the garden scents on the page.
Bow Street Flowers said...
Green flowers!!! Margaritas!! Limeade!! White!!!
Nice job on the arrangement!
Alisi's Mummy said...
Love this cooling display! Gorgeous and summery!
Bare Mtn Farm said...
I would love that bouquet on my deck, it is so serene!
J.C. said...
I had to look up "spiedies!" Sounded like a great evening all around.