As mid Summer comes to a close, I begin to think about the changes we will soon see in our garden, and all throughout the Ohio valley region. While I look outside and sense the sun kissed air moving through our house, I feel content to let the rest of the season slip as slowly away as it possibly can. I love the blissful days of late Summer!
I love dried flowers! I love to collect them up during the year and then to watch them age over the course of time. I love being able to look upon them during the cold Winter months, as they remind me of warmer days.
As I have stated in my last posts, cockscomb is one of my most favorite flowers – the #1 reason is that they make for such bright and colorful dried flowers after the life has gone out of them. They and the millet, and broomcorn, make up the perfect trio for a dried bouquet.
I must tell you all about the broomcorn! Whenever I was with Nellie a week or two ago, she had picked a number of broomcorn heads for us to use in the arrangements. When she brought them out, I thought to myself, “Wow! How fun are these?!” Broomcorn grows just like a normal stalk of corn, only the grain comes from the tasseled heads at the pinnacle of the stalk. The neatest thing about them is the fact that after you pick them (leaving a length of stalk for the handle) you can dry them to be be used just like a broom! Quite charming if you ask me!
May your flowers bloom bright this week, and may you find peace in the Lord’s handiwork.