Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Yellow flowers in my garden please me so. I love the dash of color they add to the landscape and how they compliment the reds and blues. If a few dandilions creep into the lawn in early spring, I don't even mind them (although my husband does, and they are soon gone). They add a cheerful hope of spring to the a newly greened lawn. Yellow blooming annuals and perennials are welcome in my garden beds. It's interesting to me how different people do and don't like different things. My mother did not like the color yellow, and this dislike included her flower garden. There were very few yellow flowers planted in her garden. She was an avid gardener in the English style, so this fact surprised me so. For sure, marigolds were never welcome in her garden, but always in mine. I've found that yellow blossoms also look beautiful dried. They retain their color and mix well with other items found in nature to create potpourri or herbal teas. (Of course, one must only use food-safe flowers if using them for tea). Today a bowl of calendula blossoms sits in a bowl on my counter, drying for winter use. Bowls, pots, and dishes filled with dried blossoms make a colorful display year around.
Here's a recipe for a late summer potpourri that makes good use of beautiful yellow blooms!
4 cups mixed pine cones and yellow flower petals
3 - 4 sticks cinnamon
3 drops lemon oil
3 drops pine oil
Mix gently and display in pretty container of your choice.
Photo flowers: from my garden
Posted by La Tea Dah at 10:28 AM