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  1. Lora this is one of the most fun and cheeful summer flower arrangements! I am so inspired and definitely want to borrow this idea in using the colorful citrus mix. You always come up with the most unique designs!

    So happy to hop with you! I hope you enjoy the rest of summer!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Amber! Love enjoying all the late summer garden bouquets!

  2. Wow! This is gorgeous, Lora–pinned! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  3. Thamk you for revealing HOW the slices are kept in that upright position! I wondered. And yes, I have put stuff in “safe places.” My favorite is putting extra Christmas Hershey kisses in the bean pot on top of the fridge and not finding them till Easter! That’s my favorite so far! I hate it when I’ve put clothes for grands in a safe place and don’t find them till they have outgrown them! That hurts my feelings!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Well, finding chocolate is definitely a nice surprise, Kathy! And yes…I’ve found gifts I stashed and forgotten about, too:(

  4. Lora, using the different citrus colors to pair with you different colors and varieties of flowers was a great idea. I’ve never used a florist frog. I’ll have to look for one. Thanks and Pinned.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You definitely should get a floral frog, Carol! They’re awesome with or without water and flowers!

  5. This looks so awesome! Such a wonderful idea that really captures the summer brightness and fun! Great job!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Kristin!

  6. I adore the mixed citrus colors! Great tutorial and holy guacamole, I love that frog tree! Congrats on being in a magazine! It doesn’t surprise me one bit. You are so clever. Thanks for joining in. I always love what you come up with! Pinned

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning! And thanks for organizing us!

  7. What a great idea to use three different citrus varieties! I love how it looks and the colors coordinate beautifully with the flowers that you used from your yard.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Paula!I used what was in the frig;)

  8. Lora, I wish I had an abundance of flowers growing in my garden to use in a bouquet like you do! Gorgeous and sooo colorful!! I love how you’ve used all three fruits; the orange slices really make the bouquet. Perfect for summer and into fall… <3

    Enjoy your garden blooms,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Once you’ve been in your house a few more years, I’m sure you will, Barbara! Keep adding the flowers you love:)

  9. Love the use of lemon, lime and orange, makes it your own. Great tips too. You always rock it Lora!


    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yep…call me a decorative rebel, Cindy;) Always have to bend the rules a little; it’s more fun!

  10. Lora you have the best flower combination with so many pretty colors. AND of course the triple citrus combination takes it over the top. Love your creativity friend!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Aw, thanks, Michelle! I love these challenges; so fun to see everyone’s style and creativity!

  11. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Nothing like the colors of summer, you have displayed them wonderfully, even the fruit was colorful. Loved your idea.

  12. Lora your arrangement is so fun with all the summer colors. I love that you used fruit slices in your container. That made the whole thing complete.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Terrie!

  13. Julie Briones says:

    I love that you used three differenct citruses in your arrangement, Lora! I have one flower frog, and have yet to use it for its intended purpose! 😉 Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Love flower frogs; the more the merrier, I say!

  14. I like that you used a variety of citrus – so pretty. And your blooms are so colorful.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol! I love to bask in all the bright, summer colors this time of year!

  15. Love this, Lora! beautiful citrus slices and all the summer color of your lovely garden flowers!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Debra! I love arranging flowers when I have a bunch available for free!

  16. Your flowers are gorgeous. I’d say your cutting garden is a huge success this year. So fun. I love your vase. The limes and oranges are a great addition.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I loving having lots of options to cut in the summertime, Katie! I’ve been adding the flowers I love to the yard for 18 years, plus annuals every year. You can never have enough flowers, I say:)

  17. HI Lora,

    I love the arrangment and the citrus combo. And, the faux grass.” What a fun touch! another laura

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Lots of Laura’s on this hop, yes! Faux grass cut in small pieces is one of my favorite easy summertime decor tricks:) Thx!

  18. Absolutely charming! I adore the various colored citrus that you used. Such a happy summer arrangement.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love using produce mixed with flowers!This challenge was a good reminder to check the fruit and veggie drawers;)