Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Making Wildflower Bouquets

Posted on | August 11, 2011 | 9 Comments

Collecting wildflowers is one of my favorite summer rituals. Just before bedtime we took a long walk collecting queen anne’s lace, golden rod and pink beach peas from the roadside. My nieces created two adorable bouquets with great texture and composition, so cute! Below snapshots from our walk in Maine.

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9 Responses to “Making Wildflower Bouquets”

  1. mary
    August 11th, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Love this! Beautiful shots. What a sweet thing to do with the kiddos.


  2. Mimi
    August 11th, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    The girls look like they have had their baths and are in their nighties. So sweet.


  3. Donna Seger
    August 11th, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    I know I’m supposed to be looking at flowers—but love those dresses (or nightgowns)!


  4. Katy Elliott
    August 11th, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    Nightgowns. Not sure where they’re from?


  5. Jennifer
    August 11th, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    Careful–it’s illegal to pick wildflowers in some states.


  6. Katy Elliott
    August 11th, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    The only flower I know of is illegal to pick in most of New England is The Lady Slipper: http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mnap/about/cypripedium.htm But on maine.gov it’s not listed as illegal to pick just that it’s rare.


  7. Jaime
    August 11th, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    My daughter has the same nightgown –
    it’s circo from target.
    As long as you’re not picking flowers each day- “disrupting the habitat” – which you’re not- think it’s alright to pick a few roadside ones especially with children.
    My kinda post Katy:)


  8. holly
    August 12th, 2011 @ 6:21 am

    Katy…we have a summer home in Owls Head and that is how I stumbled on your blog this spring. You are again “in town” and it is so fun to see you recording “The way life should be”.


  9. Lisa Ridgely
    August 12th, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    Wildflower bouquets are always so sweet and so fun to gather. I especially like the Queen Anne’s Lace.


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