Color Block your Garden Bouquets for Visual Impact

Cutting Garden flowers

We are “chicken sitting” the next couple of weeks for our neighbors. Besides gathering fresh eggs every morning and keeping an eye out for the pesky foxes and coyotes that would like an easy dinner, I have access to a whole other yard-full of flowers! And a veggie garden to boot! And one of my new favorite ways to display my garden flowers is to color block them for even more impact!

Pink toned zinnias

Yes, I love arranging a mixed bouquet, but by placing each color tone in a different vase/vessel and then placing them all together…

way. bigger. impact!

Yellow-toned zinnias

I gathered a bunch of leftover store bottles {See “Do I Miss It?”}: soda pop, medicine, and vanilla extract. Then I started snipping in her yard and mine. Β In each bottle I placed a different color tone-pinks, yellows, oranges, reds, purples, even green. Then I lined them up in one of my all time best junk finds, my green chicken feeder. Switching out this simple accessory for the seasons is one of my favorite things to do!

cutting garden flowers

cutting garden flowers

Luckily we both have different flowers, so I was able to indulge myself in zinnias and poppies in her yard, and am enjoying a buffet of coneflowers in ours. I usually spread out the taller vases with the taller flowers and pop the shorties in between and on the ends.

You could use the same idea down the center of your harvest table or on your center island or coffee table.

garden cutting flowers

You honestly don’t even need that many flowers. As you can see here, some of my vases only have a couple flowers in them. It’s the overall impact that counts.

garden cut flowers

I’m thinking I may need to get some divisions of her red poppies and her purple penstemon (above).

And even if your flowers have passed their peak and they’re only seedpods, they can still look interesting when featured in a vase:


cutting flower gardens

Or if your plants are not quite to their peak, like my Ruby Glow tall Sedum…it still looks textural in it’s green shade.


Whatever flowers and textures you can find in your yard (or your neighbor’s), or alongside the road, place them in vases by color and you’ll have a beautiful display to enjoy for these end-of-summer weeks!

For more floral styling ideas, check out my posts, “Get a Big Bang from Your Box Store Bouquet”, and “How to Enjoy a Windowsill Display: A Study in Blue”. And even easier arranging, “Float Your Flowers”.


floral arranging

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8 thoughts on “Color Block your Garden Bouquets for Visual Impact

  1. I love your whole vignette! The wood board with the label, the green feeder, the white tin overhang…. I can’t quite tell what any of those pieces are, but I love them and would love some more detailed pictures! πŸ˜‰ Love your bouquets. Especially that you added the seed pods and blossoms that were not peak! Simply marvelous!
    πŸ™‚ gwingal


    1. Thanks for the sweet compliments, Nikki! This little corner of my kitchen gets a makeover every couple of weeks to reflect the seasonal changes. It’s a fun, easy switch-up spot & it’s usually what I look at for most of the day, so it needs to be inspiring!


  2. Great idea! I never thought about color blocking in relation to flower arranging. I love your collection of old bottles, too. It makes a beautiful display. (We chicken-sit for our neighbors, too, when they’re out of town. But, they don’t have beautiful flowers in their yard — too bad).
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi


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