Garden Photo of the Day

From Backyard to Bouquet

Pam Bosse loves her garden and hopes you will too.

"My beauty, my gardens from Wolcott, CT.  Asiatic lilies, day lilies, japanese iris, cone flowers, veronicas, clematis….and more.  These are some bouquets I made this year, all from my gardens."

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  1. user-7007498 07/12/2016

    Pam: Your gardens are beautiful, but the bouquets are stunning. Those are some of the most interesting containers I have ever seen. You have quite an eye for floral design. Do you do that professionally? I couldn't begin to create something so wonderful in a container. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. frankgreenhalgh 07/12/2016

      Good on you Kev! This 'waxing' thing (i.e. code for alternating) is working a treat. Watch this space for some GPOD market research in a couple of days!

      1. user-7007498 07/12/2016

        Very intriguing.

  2. frankgreenhalgh 07/12/2016

    Well, Pam, aren't you a smart cookie by adding considerable value to your home grown flowers through your artistic flair! Nice combination of gardening and floristry. Well done. Cheers from Oz.

  3. user-3565112 07/12/2016

    Pam, Your gardens are terrific & your bouquets would make any florist proud. The 3rd. bouquet in the galvanized container is outstanding. Good luck to you, Joe

  4. wGardens 07/12/2016

    Lovely! My favorite shot is with your lilies and coneflowers. Also, nice to see the Japanese Iris, we don't see them very often. Great job on your arrangements; I can see you enjoy that very much~ and also include some wildflowers! Sweet!

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    meander_michaele 07/12/2016

    Pam, your bouquets are like that perfect moment at a party when everyone is mixing and mingling and having a great time together...regardless of the setting. Good for you for not being reluctant to snip stems and bring some of your beauties indoors. I'm quite beguiled by the blooms of your Japanese iris...they are like like 2 butterflies in flight through your garden...such a lovely sight.

  6. user-4691082 07/12/2016

    I love your bouquets! The hollyhock photo is my favorite. I know they are biennials. I planted them behind my roses last year, so I will have to wait till next year to see them. Thanks for sharing!

  7. NCYarden 07/12/2016

    How pleasant to decorate your home inside with the beauties already illuminating the outside. Really intrigued by those irises in pic 6, especially paired with the dark serrated foliage below. Delightful garden, Pam. Thank you for sharing.

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    treasuresmom 07/12/2016

    Your garden is very much like mine - a mix of this and that! I love it and all those different colors that work so very well together! Love those bouquets as well. Nothing like bringing your own flowers in the house to enjoy.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/12/2016

    The iris leaping out of the Cimifuga in pic 6 is such a winning combination. Love the hollyhock and your bouquets are cram-jammed fantastic. Thanks for sharing your passions.

    1. user-7007498 07/12/2016

      Ah, Tim. To be politically correct, we now need to call it Actaea. ?

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        Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/12/2016

        Uh oh. I'm going to be disfellowshipped from the horticult if I can't keep up with the terminology......

  10. greengenes 07/12/2016

    Your bouquets are beautiful Pam! Lovely little flower groupings too. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Cenepk10 07/12/2016

    What a talent with the bouquets!!! I made 2 this morning... Pitiful- can't believe your hollyhock- I didn't have any bloomers this year- only 1 st year plants - Looking good !

  12. Cenepk10 07/12/2016

    My Veronica is 3.5" tall. I've fertilized, watered. Maybe I need to move it to a shadier spot like you have yours.... Things that make you go hmmmm.......

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    LindaonWhidbey 07/12/2016

    Pam, your garden exudes summer and it's nice to see that you enjoy your flowers indoors as well. You have a real knack for flower arranging which is something I tend to lack. My husband's thrown in a vase bouquets always look better than mine:) Thanks for sharing.

  14. hostamom 07/12/2016

    The flowers are beautiful and the arrangements lovely! I notice you have discovered that Hosta leaves are wonderful greenery for arrangements, and they last longer than anything I know of!

  15. schatzi 07/12/2016

    Beautiful! Making bouquets from my own flowers is one of my favorite things to do. Yours are lovely.

  16. GrannyCC 07/12/2016

    Gorgeous arrangements! I also love all your interesting containers. I am always looking out for different ones at the Thrift stores. Beautiful garden too.

  17. gardeningisfine 07/13/2016

    Your bouquets are a flower garden in themselves. Great containers too. Thanks for sharing.

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