This is a great time of year to display cut flower arrangements. Most flower gardens are bursting with blooms in August, and mine are no exception. This particular batch of cut flowers came from the former gardens of our guest home.
We have 2 homes on our property, one is used as our guest house. It was the first house hubby and I had together before building the log home. Since it is on the same property there was no way we could sell it without splitting up the acreage and that wan’t something we were willing to do. So within a month of moving into our new home we tackled a mini renovation of our former home. It got a fresh coat of paint throughout, new carpet, new vinyl in the kitchen and bath, and several new light fixtures.
Now my parents use it as their summer home. It is such a treasure to have them close for the summer. We all take a morning walk together and share a ride when going grocery shopping. Our closest town is about 40 miles away so we do a lot of rid sharing in my neck of the woods.
I used to have several flower garden when we lived in our first home but when we moved keeping up two yards was just to much work, and out here in the country yards are acres and acres. So to minimize the work load we made the yard at the guest house much smaller, which meant the flower gardens became part of the field. It is a beautiful sight in summer with all the flower varieties populating the fields. They literally are growing like wild flowers.
I thought this batch looked lovely in the galvanized bucket at the end of the kitchen island. I get the buckets from a friend who lives around the corner from me. She makes and sells maple syrup and when she is ready to cast off a sap bucket, I am always there eager to get one.