Debra Prinzing

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SLOW FLOWERS: Week 26

June 30th, 2013

A STROLL IN THE GARDEN

This bouquet will forever transport me to my former garden in Ventura County, California, which we left in July, 2010. I created this bouquet from all garden ingredients the month before moving away.

This bouquet will forever transport me to my former garden in Ventura County, California, which we left in July, 2010. I created this bouquet from all garden ingredients the month before moving away.

Ingredients:
All were harvested from my former garden in Ventura County, California
5 branches fern pine (Podocarpus gracilior)
7 stems and pods of lily-of-the-Nile (Agapanthus ‘Snowy Owl’)
1 spray ‘Iceberg’ rose (Rosa ‘Iceberg’), a popular floribunda rose
3 vines evergreen jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum)
3 stems Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)
5 stems blue tree tobacco (Nicotiana glauca ‘Salta Blues’), a flowering tobacco with blue-green leaves and long, tubular yellow flowers. This is a cool plant for the perennial border and an equally fetching choice for my bouquet.
7 stems yarrow (Achillea ‘Moonshine’)
9 stems-seed heads fountain grass (Pennisetum orientale)
3 grapevines (Vitis vinifera)
Vase:
10-inch tall x 7-inch diameter celadon ceramic vase
Seasonal Choices
See the possibilities everywhere: I’m convinced that even the tiniest of gardens can yield interesting and unique flowers, branches, leaves, vines and stems for a seasonal bouquet. You don’t have to be a flower farmer to grow
and harvest appealing ingredients. And you don’t have to be a pro to assemble an eye-pleasing arrangement. Just use your powers of observation to appreciate and experiment with the seasonal beauty around you.

 

One Response to “SLOW FLOWERS: Week 26”

  1. Deb Says:

    Agapanthus grow like weeds in our garden but I never have used them in an arrangement! A thought provoking arrangement to get me to look again at what we have growing in our yard! I agree, flowers, like food have the ability to transport us to another time and place, evoking hidden memories.

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