Debra Prinzing

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SLOW FLOWERS: Week 43

October 27th, 2013

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Orange McCoy

Orange-glazed vintage McCoy sets the color palette for this autumn arrangement.

ladder with 2 vases

Two vases, same vintage; different styles. Ready for the festive autumn holidays.

Ingredients:

 

I used a combination of these floral ingredients in the two bouquets:
Culinary mint (Mentha sp.), grown by J. Foss Garden Flowers
Marigolds (Tagetes erecta), grown by J. Foss Garden Flowers
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Emily McKenzie’, grown by J. Foss Garden Flowers
Fountain grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Rotsilber’), grown by Jello Mold Farm
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium ‘Vegmo Lime’), grown by Everyday Flowers

Vase:
6-inch tall x 4-inch diameter vintage McCoy bud vase

Flower pot:
5¼-inch tall x 5-inch diameter vintage McCoy flower pot

Grow This
Ornamental grasses: Autumn is the best time of year to harvest ornamental grasses and grains for inclusion in bouquets. Right after the fountain grass, foxtail grass and millet bloom, when the heads are still ripe, cut the slender grass stems and place in fresh water until used in an arrangement. If you harvest grasses after the seed heads have begun to dry, they tend to shatter, leaving little seeds all over your tablecloth.

 

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