It has been a busy month here in the Farm garden preparing for our wedding in which we decided to host at home.My goodness it was a happy affair with simple home made touches.
We had a ceremony around the back of the house amongst our butterfly garden and sweet peas. The holy hock and snap dragons had grown exceptionally tall making a wild flower back drop for our photos. Guests were seated on hay bales which were given to us as a wedding gift from our friend who owns a stud farm and we then hired a ton of white garden chairs. I was so worried about the weather but the sun shone and i was able to walk down a long gravel path and have our ceremony outside.
My gladioli are still well on their way to blooming so unfortunately they were not on display for the wedding but i am looking forward to showcasing them at another family party we are hosting in August. I also have a mixture of Persian buttercups among them which is another favorite of mine.
I used wild flowers and perennials from around my boarders to fill jars which made for pretty table arrangements.
I wish i knew what the small yellow stems were called, they were planted already since we moved into this home.
The rose bushes have finally bloomed and the driveway is littered with a rainbow of colored rose petals. I have been pruning them and using them as table displayed but once they have bloomed they do not seem to last too long.
The flowers in my garden are glorious but i wanted to add some more perenials to my collection and there were a few flowers i wanted to use in our bridal parties bouquets in which had not bloomed quite right since last year. So i headed down to our local flower nursery and bought a tray of Lupins. Some had flowered huge stems and some still rather small which made perfect for our Daughters bouquet. The Lupins looked really lovely placed sporadically in glass jars and now i have the plants ready to be planted for a much wanted display next year.
Below is an image of my sweet pea arches. I have learned so much since growing them at the beginning of this year and i am planning a richer crop for next year already.
Looking forward to spending July in the garden with you guys x