Undoubtedly, one of my least favorite parts of summer is the mosquitoes. Right now, it’s almost impossible to enjoy the garden, let alone go outside without being bitten by what feels like hundreds of mosquitoes. I can only imagine that this has been made much worse by the heavy rains this year. However, I was able to apply some repellent (and light a citronella candle) to make this summer flower arrangement from the cut flower garden.
The first flower that I picked was a large handful of the Benary’s Giant Lilac zinnias. These zinnias, in particular, are absolutely thriving this year. I’ve picked their flowers about four times so far, and they’re still looking great. I love this soft purple color.
The ‘Jomanda’ dahlias are also among some of the early bloomers. I couldn’t help but snip the blooms and add them to the vase.