Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bouquet: Something from Nothing

Walking through my garden late yesterday afternoon, I didn't see much of anything I thought could be used to construct a bouquet (unless I duplicated the last one I created, which you can see here).  I clipped some short stems off the Lisianthus in the back border anyway, then walked about the garden picking up a piece of this and a piece of that until, voilà!, I had the making of a hodgepodge bouquet.

Here it is:

Front

Back


And here's what I included:

  • Angelonia 'Angelmist Dark Pink'
  • Lisianthus 'Echo Pink'
  • Centranthus ruber
  • Cuphea ignea 'Starfire Pink'
  • Leucanthemum x superbum
  • Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
  • Pentas 'Kaleidoscope Appleblossum'
  • Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'
  • Salvia leucantha 'Waverly'
  • Strobilanthus dyeranus (aka Persian Shield)


Sometimes it amazes me what you can create from seemingly nothing.

12 comments:

  1. That is really lovely. Well done.

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  2. Pretty! And it all matches in color so well! I like the addition of the greenery, too. The penta kaleidoscope appleblossom in the front ties it all together perfectly.

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  3. I think this is my favorite one ever! (And yes I've been enjoying them all even if I haven't commented).

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  4. That is lovely Kris, you're a natural at it!

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  5. WOW! I thought that was professionally done.

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  6. Lovely combination of colours, I think the best arrangements come from a random mix.

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  7. Very pretty, I love the idea of pennisetum stalks in there. The colors all work.

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  8. A very artful arrangement and a beautiful color palette.

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  9. From both sides now... lovely.

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  10. Lovely! Sometimes I think the hodgepodge type of bouquet has the greatest charm.

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  11. Wow, if that's what you end up with when you don't see "much of anything", I'd like to see the bouquets you make when you think you've got a good selection of stuff!

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