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Decorating with Wildflowers

Decorating With Wildflowers | Summer Porch | Creative Cain CabinOur fields are littered with wildflowers this time of year and it makes it so convenient to have blooms to decorate with. As hubby and I drove up the driveway I noticed the Wild Bee Balm was blooming, so you guessed it I rummaged through my purse and found my garden nippers and did a little flower cutting. I love the lavender color agains all the tall green grass and while I was cutting the smell of licorice filled the air. Wild bee balm gives off that smell when brushed up against. 

Wild Bee Balm | Cabinet Pulls | Creative Cain Cabin I thought the arrangement looked best on the porch, so I will have to spend some time out there swinging and enjoy it. Some of the flowers last longer than others and bee balm is one with a short cut life. I normally get about 3 days out of it before the delicate purple petals start to fall.

Decorating With Wildflowers | Wild Bee Balm | Summer Porch | Creative Cain Cabin Just another simple pleasure I enjoy during the summer months. What wildflower are in bloom in your neck of the woods?



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  1. What a pretty bouquet, Dawn.
    I also like those green knobs, any plans for them?

    1. Kim the knobs were on a dresser but that got thrown into the burn pile so no plans for the knobs yet.

  2. We have wild asters and mullein and all sorts of things blooming around here. But we don’t have wild bee balm! I’m jealous.


    1. Claudia I can’t believe you don’t have the bee balm. You’r climate is just like our I was sure you would have it too.

  3. No wildflowers anyplace around here that I have ever found. There used to be Queen Anne’s Lace along a county highway but a few years ago they mowed it all down and it never came back. Enjoy your porch!

    1. Ann that’s to bad. I get free flowers all summer long.

    1. Barbara my daisy’s just got done and not the bee balm, next will be queens annes lace 🙂

  4. I’m so lucky. I have lots of prairie plants in the garden including bee balm, culver root, iron weed, Queen Anne’s lace , swamp milk weed and a special place I’ve found to gather some bittersweet in the fall. We always have tons of fresh flowers all around the house , then I dry them for winter bouquets. Love your web site!!

    1. Kim, I have never heard of iron weed or culver root, I will have to look those up. The wild Queen Annes’ lace should be blooming here soon. I love that our fields always have something blooming to cut bouquets from.

  5. Cheryl Major says:

    Wild bee balm!!!…I have never seen it here…..all we get are daisys and the odd buttercup . Your bouquet is so pretty.

    1. Cheryl, yep it grows wild here in the most beautiful lavender color and smells wonderful. My field is full of it right now.

  6. LOVE this picture of wildflowers! Would you mind if I shared it on my FB page with a link back to you, of course! Life to the full! Melissa

    1. Thank you so much Melissa and feel free to share anything on my site.

  7. Hi Dawn,
    How did I miss this post? You are so lucky to have such pretties growing around you. They look great out on the porch.
    Have a great Friday and wonderful week end my friend.

    1. Kris, I love all the flowers growing in our field, there’s always something I can cut.

  8. So gorgeous and so nice to have all those flowers and nature around you Dawn! You never have to buy fresh flowers this time of year, that is for sure. Have a great weekend.

    1. Debbie that’s the best part. Free flowers all summer long.

    1. Martina thank you, nothing better than free flowers.

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