In an attempt to make lemonade, I cut a lot of the blooms on the bent and broken stalks and had flowers in every room.
Here's my Fiesta tureen full of hydrangeas~
~and a Fiesta bud vase filled with cone flowers and day lilies.
Reparations were made by the company, and we poured on the TLC in the garden. By August, things seems to have rebounded or to be in a place to make a full recovery next year.
Then the forecast called for Irene to blow away all of my blooms. Here's a peek at my hurricane bouquets.
The arrangements really brightened the house while we were hunkering down.
Now the garden is filled with pods and drying blooms that will make for nifty fall florals. The roses are gearing up for one final round of flowers, so I hope we'll have a little bit of Indian summer, too.
I'm sharing this garden update for Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper.