Pick a Bouquet (Early Summer)

Growing your own food is one thing. Growing your own flowers for the vase is another. This very relaxed carefree notion of gathering a bouquet on a whim takes careful planning. What’s in bloom when? What colors do you love? Filling our vase is Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea), Itea virginica ‘Little Henry’ (Little Henry sweetspire), Echinacea purpurea ‘Tiki Torch’ (Tiki Torch coneflower), and Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed).