Bloom 2015 – packing a punch

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The season is coming to an end here in our garden. Less daylight, cooler temperatures and plants that have just about given their all.

The only things still soldiering on are the Dahlias and the Sunflowers.

Here is an arrangement from the begininng of August that celebrates the bright light colourful punch that late summer brings.

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A mix of Calendula, Helianthus, Crocosmia and Euphorbia foliage. I just love that orange/ red almost magenta  colour of the Calendula bud before it opens up – in the top photo. All summer long I have been amazed by the little surprises some flowers hold, like the back of that sunflower bloom the other week. Good to see things in new and interesting ways and playing about with flowers is helping me do just that.