All those flowers - a source of inspiration

 Roses in my garden.

Roses in my garden.

Hello Friends.  It's been hot and dry here in our corner of the world and the grass in no longer green.  It is rapidly turning brown.  Living in the country, we do not water our lawns, mainly because we are on well water and we have two acres of grass.  So when its hot and dry and the grass is patchy brown, my hubby does a happy dance because mowing is at a minimum.  The down side is I run every evening with the hose and water the flower gardens.  We are very lucky living beside the river, because we have a pump in the barn that pumps river water to the house to give us unlimited water for flowers, washing cars and general usage. 

While watering the flowers the other evening, I started thinking about my flower colour choices in my pots.  I'm am certainly not a matchy matchy type.  More of a "wow that is so beautiful" and just putting them in pots.  Now that the flowers are bigger, and in full bloom my combinations started me thinking.  If I made a quilt from the same colours from one of my flower pots would I like it as much.  NOT!   

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The other thing that I noticed was the "new colours".  Those that you haven't seen before.  This year, a variety of orange was available in all sorts of flowers that I have not seen before.  I have seen orange petunias, orange million bells and so on.  Which got me thinking - Is there a trend to these flower colours?  Much like the "what's in this season" for nail polish, house decor or fashion.  

 Orange million bells, my fav!

Orange million bells, my fav!

What ever the answer, I fell for it.  Right now, all I know is I am lapping up colour.  So when your our for a walk or driving around, take note as to the colour combinations in the flower pots and gardens and ask yourself, "Would I, or could I, use these colours in a quilt?"  If the answer is yes then perhaps use that fancy phone and take a picture for when your stuck on colours for your next project.  

This weekend marks the beginning of July and the Canada Day Holiday.  To all of you, I wish you a happy and safe long weekend.  Thanks for dropping by.  Until next time, stay safe, don't play with fire, and take time to smell the roses!