Here for you is an August bouquet with dahlias.
The weather is kind of crazy here at the moment. We have had a long hot period which is very unlike our normal Normandy climate and I have to tell you that my poor garden is struggling.
Temperatures rose last week to 43°C (which would be 109°F) and nothing in my garden is destined for that kind of temperature! We try to be careful with our water here, but I did water some plants that were recently planted and hadn’t had time to put down deep roots. I’m glad to say that nearly everything survived, but the result is definitely fewer flowers than we would normally have early August.
So hoorah for dahlias, and Polka roses, which is what I used in this bouquet. Along with a couple of sprigs of peony leaves, and some black elderflower foliage. I also added a little fennel flower, dotted between the blooms. Fennel is great, not only for its delicious fragrance, but for its elegant outline shape, like small yellow stars.
Voila, a bouquet for your weekend, I hope you have something fun planned for this beginning to the month.