More cut flowers / by Brooke

Happy belated fourth everyone!  I hope your holiday was filled with lots of fireworks and ice cream and barbecues.  And lounging, of course.  Lots and lots of lounging.  

Meanwhile, I have a few more pictures of cut flowers, or in this case, cut foliage for the home.  Those of you who don't have beautiful flowers growing in your garden, can still add pretty greenery.  Here are a few simple ideas:

 

First with a fern:

flower arrangement

 

Or here with this swiss cheese plant:

flower arrangement

So simple.

 

Other great foliage for fillers or just as a single leaf (like these) would be hosta, daylily leaves or heuchera.  Or if you are looking to plant some nice perennials that are great for cuttings, I like penstemon, peonies, allium, sedum, lavender or delphinium.  Fun to have these in your yard and easy to fill a vase when you are entertaining.

 

Would be the perfect decor for a backyard 4th of July party.  Next year, right?