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Cut Flowers and Floral Design: Theme - Bigger is Better

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #6729210

I was inspired to do huge arrangements when my lily broke. Please join in. I know you like to make hugeous arrangements.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 24, 2009
1:42 PM

Post #6731427

Beautiful presentation Candee! Great new theme, Thank you!
The set of three look so well balanced, leading the eyes up and down, love it! Good use of foliage too.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #6732542

Thanks, just kinda happened as that huge lily broke and I needed to save it. It was a great idea because the smell in the house is lucious.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #6732731

I have only two lilies that are almost of the same size as yours. I have had them for years, started with two, continued with two. They never multiplied. You are lucky to have so many, and so tall and lovely. Here is an arrangement from last year. I won't get to do a repeat this year because the buddleja bush was blown over late last fall. The bush was over 12 feet tall.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 27, 2009
3:50 PM

Post #6745423

Lovely!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2009
8:16 PM

Post #6750338

Very nice so sorry your bush blew over. Is it going to sprout again as I believe they are hard to kill.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 28, 2009
10:09 PM

Post #6750817

Candee - there was a couple of seedlings around the area, so I saved one and transplanted that. Not sure if it will be the same as the parent plant, but I guess it is a good way to rejuvenate an overgrown plant.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2009
6:35 AM

Post #6771609

Here is my huge arrangement from spring.
Since I am at work more than home, I cut the flowers and took them to work, so I could enjoy them.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #6772923

Very lovely arrangement happgarden. I do exactly the same thing too! Plus the fact that the arrangement is out in public reminds me to deal with it as soon as it gets wilty - I tend to leave my arrangements at home out forever and the water ends up being really gross. LoL.

Looks like you got peonies in your garden too. They are my favorites.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2009
7:11 PM

Post #6773297

Oh yes, that beautiful green slimey water, especially since I live on a well...I know that water too well...LOL

Yes, I love peonies also, that one in the center was huge when it opened up.

Course haven't met too many flowers I haven't like...big problem...
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6781910

Very nice colors there happgarden. The peony really makes it!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #6782619

Thank you. It was all strickly by accident, I don't have a clue what I was trying to do, other than enjoy my flowers since I can't be home with them...LOL
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 6, 2009
3:55 AM

Post #6783043

Great job you guys! Love the photos!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
3:37 PM

Post #6784631


Hi Happgarden, how are you? Beatiful flowers, love the bright colours! Nice seeing you here again.
Thanks for the arrangment!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2009
7:55 PM

Post #6785629

London, I am doing great. Good to "see" you again. I love iris, and the peony just looked like a big bow tie to me...LOL
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
8:09 PM

Post #6785678


Have you got your greenhouse yet? LoL!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2009
8:21 PM

Post #6785721

Due to the down turn in the economy...LOL I have chosen to hold off.
I will buy one before the end of 2010, I am scraping together every pence I can find...LOL even every penny.

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
8:48 PM

Post #6785815

cents over there isn't it? lol What Biggie are you going to make next here on bigger is better???
I'm still thinking about it, luckily Candee is out of town for a few days! Guess where she has gone? her Granchild is about to be born, how lovely! this news is hot off the press. lol.

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happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #6786330

Congrats to Candee, she will have so much fun.

We have pennies or a penny, my understanding in UK it is penny for singular pence? Or has all of that changed with the Euro?

Surely someone has been doing big flowers? Only thing I have in bloom currently are daylilies (can you even use daylily in an arrangement?), a few lilies but I hate to cut them and hydrangea and that only takes one...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 6, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #6786380


You don't hear people say a penny much, everything costs more!! even penny sweets have gone up lol.
We just say p usually, like 25p
.I did an arrangement with day lilies last year, think it lasted the day!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 7, 2009
2:20 AM

Post #6787119

I sure wish they lasted a couple of days, not sure one. They are SO pretty!!!!

Great arrangement, so happy and pretty.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #6787405

You know, it might be worth doing an arrangement like that and take to work, cause I won't get to see the daylilies anyway when I am working because the flowers will be fading by the time I get home...A thought.

We don't have any penny candy anymore either, I think penny candy is probably 10 pennys...
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2009
4:32 AM

Post #6787659

I remember that one Terri. It was really clever the way you dressed up the pitcher.

I just posted this in the yard to vase thread, but I figure it is big enough to fit here in this theme too LoL.
Especially since Candee is gone for a few days so I wanted to help her keep up this thread while she is gone.

Happgarden and Sallysbloom - this is the thread for posting garden photos and arrangements - come on over and post some of your yard.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1006044/

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happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2009
12:33 PM

Post #6788249

What a beautiful arrangement, are those glads? If they are I didn't think I like them...oh no another flower I like...LOL
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 7, 2009
1:54 PM

Post #6788502

Thanks Sally!

Good idea Happgarden, get snipping.. lol!
In the old days, we could get half penny sweets with a half penny coin!

Great arrangement Dianne. I'm sure Candee will be happy!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2009
11:34 PM

Post #6790544

I am very happy you all are holding down the fort. Steve got his pain management treatment today and we are leaving in the morning. This one is a grandson!
Keep all the fires burning for me while away and enjoy your week everyone!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 8, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #6790978


How long will you be gone for? missing you already!!! Glad Steve got his treatment, say Hi!!! what number would he like for his sunflower?? did you even ask him last time???? LOL. Have a wonderful time.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #6910180


Bigger is better!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 5, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6910417

Have a great trip!

What a great arrangement!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
4:41 PM

Post #6910547


Thank you Sally!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2009
5:00 PM

Post #6910622

Terri, what is that red down below the zinnia, can't quite make it out? Sure is colorful and bright.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
5:12 PM

Post #6910661


Thanks Candee, that is Amaranthus... it's tricky!! lol.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
5:19 PM

Post #6910677


oops! same picture sorry! Here it is growing..

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #6910707

Pretty stuff.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 5, 2009
9:41 PM

Post #6911611

Such a pretty color!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #6911666


Thanks Candee and Sally. It's a strange plant, I really wanted to grow it because it's very expensive at the florists and I've hardly used it for arrangements. Now that I have it growing, I don't know what to make with it... LoL!

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