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Enjoy color and fragrance from your garden with a fresh bouquet of blooms.
This perky pink-on-pink combination features the bold talents of two rosy hydrangeas: ball-like 'Cityline Berlin' and lacecap 'Shamrock'. A pink Oriental lily gives the bouquet additional texture and a stunning fragrance.
For a modern look, layer two square glass vases -- one 6 inches, one 4 inches -- and float slices of key limes in water between the two. Roses, peonies, allium, salvias, and geraniums burst from the top of the vases.
Because it's low enough to allow for conversation across a table, this arrangement in a silver bowl makes an ideal table centerpiece. Pink roses, hypericum, sweet peas, and pansies are arranged in a mound, with unripe strawberries dangling over the bowl''s edge for a touch of the unexpected.
Elegant purple tulips look shiny and sweet in an ironstone pitcher. Make your bouquet the simple way: Arrange the tulips in your hand and cut the stems to the same length.
'Gertrude Glahn' bigleaf hydrangea is a garden knockout with its multicolor blooms combining hints of pink, purple, and blue. Add texture with complementary purple partners, such as butterfly bush, garden phlox, and balloon flower.
Make a stunning fall display with brilliant purple asters. Team them with golden lantana to create a long-lasting bouquet. Orange-red sumac foliage and wispy maidengrass complete the combination.
Snowy fresh Shasta daisies brighten this arrangement that includes clusters of golden yarrow, spikes of perennial purple salvia, and dainty coralbells.
Glowing orange and sparkling white tulips mix with two-tone yellow daffodils to create a sunny spring arrangement.
Test Garden Tip: Daffodil stems release sap that make other flowers decline faster. Keep your arrangement looking good by putting your daffodil stems in flower picks.
Combine English and Spanish lavender with daisylike chamomile and scented geranium for an aromatic floral feast that looks and smells stunning. These flowers grow well together and love hot, sunny gardens.
A vase set in a stack of grapevine wreaths is filled with cool white-and-green tinted foliage. Hydrangea mingles with white coneflower, variegated hosta leaves, and yellow spires of foxtail lily.
Heat up your summer party with red and gold dahlias surrounded by sprays of 'Fireworks' goldenrod. The striking color duo creates excitement and puts everyone in a festive mood.
Arrange stems of lavender, purple, and pink lilacs in a ceramic vase for a stunning, lush look. Pair with a handful of lily-of-the-valley flower stalks for a double dose of perfumed beauty.
For instant summer picnic bouquets, place stems of gladiolus in galvanized flower buckets. Keep your glads looking great by removing the individual flowers as they fade and trimming the stem every few days.
Purple coneflower's drooping petals echo the arching seed heads of purple fountaingrass in this arrangement. Buttons of white feverfew serve as a backdrop to individual coneflower blooms.
Express the bounty of the garden with the lush combination of old-fashioned 'Duchess Brabant' roses brimming from a rustic container and ripe raspberries scattered across the table.
For a bouquet that's as easy as can be, combine snapdragons, zinnias, and fennel in a glass vase. The ferny foliage of fennel makes a frothy backdrop for these easy-to-grow annuals.
Cool greens from the woodland garden make a refreshing display that bubbles with textural beauty on hot summer days. Cutleaf fern fronds contrast with the smooth, solid look of hosta leaves. A handful of hosta blooms add a fragrant touch.
Pure white peonies dominate this late-spring bouquet with their oversized blooms and potent perfume. 'White Nancy' lamium and Shasta daisies intensify the white color scheme. Deep blue baptisia, purple clematis, and chartreuse lady's mantle make the perfect foil.
Chartreuse mums, bells of Ireland, St. John's wort berries, and hydrangea form a stunning flower arrangement. This bouquet creates a sense of vibrancy because all the bells of Ireland stems face the same direction for a pinwheel effect.
For a patchwork effect, combine all sorts of colors and flower forms in one bouquet. Here purple and white coneflowers, pink roses, orange butterfly weed, silvery Russian sage, purple salvia, perennial geranium, buttery daylily, and sunny coreopsis create country charm.
Purple spikes of anise hyssop, also known as agastache, team with bells of Ireland to create a stunning but soothing arrangement for this shady outdoor seating area.