So around the garden I went, ignoring the brown roses and weeds and started to get inspired. I decided that pinks and purples would be my theme this month and found plenty of flowers that fit that description.
I'm very happy with what I was able to come up with:
I'm calling this my "Sunshine bouquet".
I'm really just in love with the Canterbury Bells (Campanula medium). I plan to save seeds and will be happy to share them.
Campanula 'Summertime Blues'. While I was out cutting these I found that my Campanula 'Pantaloons' was blooming, but I'll save those for another day.
Also in the bouquet are Scabiosa (Pincushion flowers), Bachelor Buttons, Nigella (Love-in-a-mist), Clematis 'Jackmanii', Penstemon 'Sweet Joanne' and one Heuchera for good measure.
And here it is on the dining room table, it really brightened the room up.
So thank you Noelle, you really helped me to find my own sunshine right out in my garden under the gray skies. Until the sun returns I'll just take the Vitamin D that my husband hinted I should take, he even put the vitamins on the counter to remind me, and keep making my own sunshine by bringing a few flowers in and looking just a little harder for signs of Summer. Now I hope you'll visit Noelle and her beautiful sunny bouquets and see who else joined in as well.