My floral celebration draws to a close today, amd what a week it has been! There is a big smile on my face and I have learnt a lot, exchanged comments with both old and new blogging friends, and been inspired for future plantings and other floral projects. 🌸
Over a dozen blogging friends have joined me with a fantastic array of flowers from all over the world. From Agapanthus to Zinnia, we have probably covered the whole alphabet together. So let’s end on a high with a grand firework display of colour and flowers!
First some odds and ends which would look lovely planted together but are actually scattered around the garden…
And now a couple of wider shots of the Oval Bed with Centranthus ruber, Stipa tenuissima, Pulsatilla seedheads…
…. Alliums and a blue Persicaria
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who visited. To everyone who wrote a lovely comment. And especially to all those who participated in my third annual Week of Flowers. 💕
Same time, same place, next year! 🤗
Special thanks to:
Anita and Jaye /https://jenanita01.com/2022/12/06/a-week-in-flowers-something-to-look-forward-to-in-2023-wordsandherbs-com/
A fitting finale with a blast of flowers and bees. Amelia
Thanks Amelia. 😃
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Gosh your garden looks so abundant and glorious.
Many thanks for the mention and link.
It has been a joyful week – thank you for hosting.
Thank you Sandra! Yes, it has been joyful. Thank you for helping make it such fun! 🤗
A real pleasure! 🙂
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That’s a lovely rainbow selection of flowers to end the week on! It’s been great fun Cathy. Thanks for the inspiration and hosting.
I’m back to bright orange today … for warmth 😉 : https://wp.me/pM8Y1-8ND
Thank you Allison. I will definitely be doing this again next year! 😃
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You have some wonderful flowers in your garden Cathy. A lovely reminder of what’s to come. Thank you for hosting this week of flowers.
Thanks Jude. It’s been a pleasure! 😃
Thank you so much for hosting this meme, I’m glad that I spotted it.
Here is my final post. Roll on summer!
😃 Glad you spotted it too Rosie! 🌷🌻🌾
A lovely selection of flowers from you to close the week Cathy. Your new garden is now looking as if it’s been there for ever and is full of some most special plants! A big thanks to you as always and also thanks for inspiring at least one new year’s aim. I must take more flower photos 😂 Looking forward to another such week next year. My contribution for today is here : https://greentapestry.blogspot.com/2022/12/a-week-of-flowers-2022-day-7.html
Thank you Anna. I did take rather a lot of photos this year, but somehow they never found their way onto this blog until now! So glad you could join in and enjoy it too! 🤗
You have a beautiful garden, Cathy. This is such a lovely way of showcasing flowers 🙂
Thanks Cathy! 🌸🌹🦋
This was a great idea and certainly helped dealing with cold, gray weather here. I recently ordered ‘Miss Wilmot’s Ghost’ and am excited to add her to my garden. Thanks for hosting and all your comments. My last offering: https://www.lindabrazill.com/each_little_world/2022/12/a-week-of-flowers-day-7.html
Thanks Linda. You will love Miss Wilmot’s Ghost, and the bees will thank you for it. 😉 Hope some sunshine comes your way soon. It is damp and gloomy here but all these flowery posts have been a wonderful distraction! 🌸
Your garden looks fantastic! And I love the imagined bed. Thanks for hosting, this has been a lot of fun. https://theshrubqueen.com/2022/12/06/a-week-of-flowers-day-seven/
Thanks Amelia! 😃🌺🌸
Thanks for a week of “beautiful visuals”!
Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your kind comments! 🤗
You’ve end with a beautiful flourish, Cathy! Thanks for the peek around the corner at what 2023 might hold. Being late to join in, I crammed an entire week’s worth of flowers into a single post: https://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2022/12/a-week-in-flowers-finish-line.html
Thanks Kris! It has been a wildly floral week and I have enjoyed every minute! So glad you could join in too. 🤗
A great finale, with some beautiful lighting too. I’ve enjoyed seeing so many flowery posts while all is cold outside. I have been trying to join in but have found myself two steps behind all week until earlier today. Thanks for hosting!
Thanks Susan. It has cheered up a very grey and damp chilly week here too! Glad you managed to join in at the end with your floral riot!. 😃
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What a great array today Cathy, and I apologise for my brevity at https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2022/12/06/a-week-of-flowers-day-six-dahlias-at-their-best/
I have really enjoyed looking back at my own blooms and those of others – thanks so much for facilitating it 👍😊 ps I know the link says Day 6, but I have changed the title!
It has been very therapeutic seeing all the wonderful blooms everyone grows as well as going over my own photos. This week has created loads of inspiration and positive energy. 😃👍
I agree, and I am grateful to you for hosting it, Cathy
Oh I love that you’ve put together a list of contributors! It seems my blog roll is always thinning and I love finding cool new blogs to visit and interesting bloggers to follow. Now I have a to-visit list for the net few weeks (once I recover lol)
Love ‘Miss Wilmot’s Ghost’. I’ve tried to get it started here a few times but it doesn’t seem too keen on sprouting, so it’s still a no-show. Some day!
Here’s my Day seven finale 😉 I’m limping over the finish line with an old standby. Thanks again for hosting, it’s been fun! https://katob427.com/2022/12/07/a-week-of-flowers-day-7/
I hope Miss Wilmot will haunt your garden one day – the bees went mad for it, and I did actually wonder if the nectar of some plants has the same effect on bees as an overload of sugar does on me! LOL! Thanks again for joining in Frank! Yes, it has been an incredible week of flowery fun! 😃🤗🌺
Thank you Cathy and everyone who shared their beautiful arrays of garden flowers.
And thank you for your lovely contributions Chris! 🤗
outstanding meme idea, many thanks. I contribute belatedly inspired by all the blogs linked here, and this one!
Thank you! 😃
Thank you so much for sharing the beauty! Sorry I missed it, but it’s been fun to follow the posts. So much to look forward to in the gardens of spring, summer, and fall (and winter for some gardeners).
Thanks Beth. Glad you enjoyed it!
Thank you for hosting, Cathy. It has been such a beautiful week! ❤
Thanks Eliza! It was lovely to see some of your flowers too! 🤗
Can you still find any outdoor flowers in your part of Germany?
Well, there are a few frozen Scabiosa flowers, and wild Yarrow (Achillea millefoleum) and Knapweed (Centaurea nigra). But in the garden beds I think the only flowers right now are the first of the Hellebores. Our maximum temperatures are about 3 or 4°C at the moment, and it looks like daytime temperatures will be below zero next week.