Roadside Wildflowers Picked Fresh for the Home

For the longest time I’ve been a huge fan of fresh-picked roadside wildflowers. I love their crazy, natural beauty. I’m just in awe of nature and believe that all its intricacy and variations are proof that God exists. When I gaze upon roadside flowers I appreciate the color combinations and the casual way they dot the landscape … not like the formality of professionally arranged flowers … but so much prettier!

Roadside WildflowersI was so excited this week when I saw hundreds of lacy white flowers populating the country roadside.


Wildflowers in PitcherInterspersed with the Queen Anne look-alikes were dainty purple flowers.


Purple WildflowersYellow stamens pop against the purple petals of this delicate, roadside wildflower while a fuzzy flower bud dangles below.


Purple Wildflower - Town and Country LivingYellow and purple are opposite each other on the color wheel so they naturally look good together. Is it just me or does it look like a heart has been drawn on each petal?  So many things to admire in nature!


Wildflowers in an enamel pitcherThese wildflowers come from the side of the road – that strip of land that belongs to the city or county.


White wildflowers - Town and Country LivingOne time not too long ago when I was out gathering a bouquet of roadside wildflowers, a police car pulled up behind me (hubby was driving and was waiting for me to get back in the car). I didn’t know if I was going to be in trouble with John Law or not.


Vintage books and blossomsIt hadn’t really occurred to me that the local government might not like me picking wildflowers from the side of the road. After all, my tax dollars help to pay for someone to mow that grass and clean the trash up in that area.


Vintage books with roadside wildflowersI nervously got back into the car while Mr. Policeman patiently waited.

We were in a no-pass zone which is why he didn’t drive around us.


Roadside Wildflowers from Town and Country LivingI’m happy to report that the officer didn’t pull me over for picking roadside wildflowers from the fairway and can rest assured that my roadside wildflower picking days are far from over!

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  1. Just Cats says:

    What a gorgeous bouquet in a beautiful pitcher. Deb.

  2. Those are so pretty. I’m glad we want be seeing you on the news stealing flowers. 🙂

  3. They are so pretty. 🙂

  4. How luvly. I too am an admirer of wild flowers. Every morning on my walks I want to stop and get some. But the biggest patches are halfway on my almost 3 mile route… I’d have to walk with them clutched in my sweaty little fist. I have to sort that out… I do want some.
    Hugs, Gee

  5. so pretty, I always keep scissors in the car so I can stop and cut some. The Queen Anne’s Lace is one of my favorites!

  6. Lovely, Jennifer! “Formal” flowers have their place, but wildflowers are my favorite. Love the tiny white ones!


  7. Botanic Bleu says:

    A woman after my own heart…stopping to pick wildflowers on the side of the road… I’ve been eyeing some purple thistles all this week, but have been on my way to someplace with a deadline each time I saw them. Tomorrow may be the day I stop to cut a bouquet for the house. Your photos are just stunning…great job… I’m still working on my photo skills.


  8. Good Morning Jennifer, There is nothing like a field of wild flowers to make me smile. The combination of the Queen Anne’s Lace and the Wild Geranium is so beautiful. Mother Nature knows how to get things just right.
    I am so glad you did not get into trouble for picking flowers, like you, it would not have occurred to me….. something to remember for the future.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes

  9. I can see the heart on the petals…so pretty!

  10. Hi Jennifer, what a beautiful wild flower bouquet!
    Glad you did not get in trouble with the law for picking flowers!!! 🙂
    Have a great week!

  11. Very pretty, I never pay for flowers in the Summer time. I can get so many wildflowers for free.

  12. Roadside wild flowers are always a pretty idea, and they are perfect for that pitcher.


  13. Jennifer, your photos are so beautiful of the pretty wild flowers. I love picking wild flower bouquets too as I don’t have many cutting flowers in my garden. They certainly make for beautiful photos and are totally free!! Blessings, Pamela

  14. I love the delicacy of your roadside wildflowers! They are gorgeous in your tall pitcher.
    Mary Alice

  15. You picked some lovely bouquets! I’m always amazed at how beautiful the wild flowers are on the sides of highways and such. I’d love to stop and pick but the way people drive around here makes me just admire them from the car. HA!


  16. So pretty, Jen! I agree, they are so much more relaxed and and airy then other bouquets!


  17. Lovely. I love wildflowers 🙂

  18. I love wildflowers too and your bouquet is beautiful and beautifully photographed too!


  19. Jennifer,

    I love wildflowers that grow alongside the road too. Where we live I wouldn’t dare to try and stop and cut any the roads are to thin and winding it would be dangerous. Love your flowers that you cut and brought inside to place in that lovely pitcher of yours.


  20. growing up, we had queen anne lace everywhere–it was a gorgeous sight! i haven’t seen it in awhile around here. your wildflowers are , jennifer!

  21. Bernice Patterson says:

    Lovely roadside flowers. I read all your posts and really enjoy them. Thanks for sharing.

  22. They are so pretty. There were some out on the road here in the country where I live, and after seeing your blog, I’m gonna go pick some. Your photos and your blog are lovely, as always.


  23. Your wildflowers are gorgeous! I’m glad the policeman was a patient guy! 🙂

  24. I always stop and pick roadside flowers, too! Wildflowers are actually my favorite flowers. The ones you picked are gorgeous and look perfect in that white pitcher.

  25. wanted to let you know that this weeks garden party is ready for your posts if you haven’t already done so! Would love to see you link up! xoxo, tracie

  26. I wondered about picking the flowers even before you mentioned it. I think in California it is illegal, but I’m not sure. I never wantd to test it.

  27. These photos are so beautiful and I’m happy to hear you weren’t arrested for picking the flowers, lol.
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  28. Wow, it really looks gorgeous!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    We hope to see you there!

  29. So true darling Jennifer, nothing is more beautiful than the casual perfection of wild flowers that nature displays.
    Love your sweet bouquet!

  30. Just beautiful. I saw a big patch Queen Anne’s Lace today and thought it would make a pretty bouquet! I just love your goregous natural bouquet!

  31. The flowers are so pretty and I love the vignette with the old books. So tranquil and lovely. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party this afternoon. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  32. Love this so beautiful! Would love it if you came by One More Time and share it
    Hope you can make it… if not this week I host every Sunday…Hope you can make it some time.

  33. Your flowers are so beautiful and I love the pitcher. Gorgeous vignette with the books. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  34. What a sweet bouquet.

  35. Wish I could say I had such beautiful wild flowers on the side of the road Jennifer. As always, thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday – I really appreciate it.

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