Here’s a little mix of elegant beautiful Glads along with wildflowers and Popular branches all inside my favorite galvanized sap bucket. There’s a special story surrounding these Gladiolas; I happened to stop into a family owned floral shop the next town over looking for some greenery to use as part of my fall decorating (I know I know I said I wasn’t going to decorate for fall, but I changed my mind and I am but it’s going to be very simple and I’m using nature and what I already own) the place didn’t have what I was looking for but as I was leaving the owner handed me a bunch of glads and said she’d like me to have them.
I was shocked and asked her if she was sure. She said yes, take them home and enjoy them. I was so excited, I thanked her and commented on how sweet she was and all the way home I was thinking of how I’d display them. There was 5 glads in the bunch and I knew I’d need to add more of something to the bucket to fill it out and make it nice. Of course my wheels started turning and I decided to raid our field to come up with my fill flowers.
And that’s just what I did, I went crazy cutting what was growing wild I even cut a few Popular tree branches to add in the arrangement. I decided the more stems I stuffed into the bucket the better the glads stood up, so I kept stuffing until everything was tightly packed. I just love the burst of color it give off. Since so many of the wildflowers had bees, ants, and other insects on them I decided the bouquet would work best on the porch. I can enjoy it while I’m sitting out there in the evenings.
You know there are times I think the whole human race is the pits but that day it brought a smile to my face and felt good to find a sweet, kind woman who was looking to brighten my day. It’s so nice to run across those type of people and I feel they are so few of them sometimes and it came at a time when I needed it most.
I think this will be my last summer post as I’ll be moving on to fall decorating. I’m going very simple this year so I hope you enjoy the rustic look because that’s what I’ll be doing. I really want to enjoy the decor and not make it feel like a chore to decorate.