Saturday, October 10, 2015

Summer's Fading

When the seasons change from summer to fall, most of us feel sad that summer's ending.  Some people are excited to get the kids back to school and watch the leaves fall. I think all of us love the sweater weather, bundling up to keep warm and cozy. A chill in the air and the smell of campfires comfort us knowing winter and snow is not far off. However if you live on the west coast of California you know that it doesn't get nearly as cold as the east coast. California bears some of the most beautiful end of summer flowers I have ever had the privilege to experience. This design was created in a gorgeous turquoise blue glass pedestal bowl that I acquired at a local antique store. I foraged some blooms and paired with locally grown blooms from the wholesaler. The beautiful green and deep plum pokeweed is from the escondido area, the white garden roses are foraged from Oceanside, the pink oat grass was clipped from Valley Center and the brilliant coleus I had growing in pots in my backyard in Historic Vista. The remaining flowers are lisianthks in a deep shade of purple, peach gladiolus blooms, Juliet garden roses, coral stock, Rosita vendela roses and Pink Floyd roses.