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BDale60
Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2007
3:00 PM

Post #3789009

Tis the season for enjoying a summer "get away" and perhaps you will want to create a floral arrangement that somehow captures the "Summer Holiday" theme. Take your time, enjoy it (it is summer after all!), but post a photo when you are ready. Thanks!

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BDale60
Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2007
3:08 PM

Post #3789030

Here's a link to the first installment of the DG Floral Show if you would like a little background and context:
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/751393/
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 29, 2007
7:13 AM

Post #3791620

Hi BDale , things are getting busy now! I think it's great, thankyou.

I wish I was going somewhere exotic for my holidays! then again I think (when I get round to it)
I will make at least one that looks tropical. It's ok to dream. LoL !!

Can I just suggest that any kind of 'land art' is ok to do aswell.
I'm thinking, beach arrangements with accessories, star fish, rope, shells, seaweed etc
Tropical Islands ,coconuts,exotic fruits...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 31, 2007
11:49 PM

Post #3802731

I am not really going anywhere exotic this year, but I have decided to go on a dream holiday to a tropical Island. At this time of year
It is Carnival, I love to see the parade.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 1, 2007
12:01 AM

Post #3802784

I see you've been busy Terri. I love your flower carnival collage! What's the grassy background?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2007
12:09 AM

Post #3802826

Oh Hi Karma, It's just fabric material!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2007
12:15 AM

Post #3802852

I loved the " Van Gogh's Sunflowers" float, it was really bright and sunny!

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2007
8:49 PM

Post #3810530

I sort of took the summer get away theme literally. We just came back from the beach empty handed but this is what I found in my garden. Zinnia buds for "us", a hollyhock floret for the umbrella, agapanthus stems for palm trees, and grass (or some kind of weed) as cattails. Hehehe, I hope you find it ummm interesting??

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2007
8:50 PM

Post #3810531

Different angle

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2007
8:50 PM

Post #3810538

One more angle, I promise!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 2, 2007
11:54 PM

Post #3811220

That's so original Karma, it really feels like a tropical place, great idea for the palm tree's . What are those little red flowers? I think you have done a great job.
The colour scheme is perfect with a good use of interesting accessories. I love the whole idea, well done!

I wonder where you are going next ?

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2007
12:41 PM

Post #3812712

Thanks terri. It's kind of silly now that I'm looking at it again. And I'm sure gardeners are gasping at what I did to the zinnia buds. I killed the baby zinnias...won't do it again I promise. Glad you liked it though...I'm feeling guilty right now. Oh and the orange florets belong to ioxa.
Poochella
Issaquah, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2007
3:19 PM

Post #3813322

Beyond creative! I love your efforts- don't think they are unappreciated. Chaise lounges for the zinnia buds- amazing. And the colors of the festive Carnival just explode with happy variety one would find at a fun gathering. You guys are talented!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2007
7:26 PM

Post #3814145

Thanks Poochella...I really APPRECIATED your comments!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2007
2:20 AM

Post #3815501

Karma, df, I was so inspired by your tropical Island display.

Great news! I'm coming to join you on your Island. I will be on the next flight out of London!

See you soon

Terri
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2007
3:44 AM

Post #3815714



I'm still at Heathrow airport, the flight has been delayed!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2007
6:28 AM

Post #3815997



Karma, You are not going to believe this,

The aircraft has been diverted to...

/?'~'@'[#';.'@./;.'###### ##'[;''./@//'';/./.;lkj,;'#,#. @llkl;';=[[

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2007
12:14 PM

Post #3816266

Tropical Island

Materials used, Houseplants,fabrics,metalic papers, fresh&dried plant material,netting,baskets,vases and coloured transparent
cellophane.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2007
12:17 PM

Post #3816269

It's tropical

Plant material used, dried Leucodendron, yellow roses,crocosmia,Yucca & money tree plants.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2007
12:21 PM

Post #3816289


Tropical Island

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2007
12:29 PM

Post #3816304

Sorry about /?'~'@'[#';.'@./;.'###### ##'[;''./@//'';/./.;lkj,;'#,#. @llkl;';=[[, but I see you've finally made it...and what a beautiful island! Very tropical Terri. What are the dried flowers?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2007
4:31 PM

Post #3816931

Thanks Karma, I can't remember what they are! I bought them in a tropical bunch last year
and dried them, they were lovely, maybe someone else will know what they are!

Did you know that this type if floral display is called 'plants and flowers' but usually called 'pot et fleurs',a still life with plants and flowers.



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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2007
4:48 PM

Post #3816989


Karma, have you seen the tropical gardening forum? I love the colours over there.
PrairieGirlZ5
Thornton, IL

August 5, 2007
12:52 AM

Post #3818332

Karma~I just found all these floral forums, what a great surprise! Your tropical getaway is awesome!!! Gives new meaning to kicking it with your buds, love it! =o)
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 5, 2007
4:24 AM

Post #3819011

Prairiegirl, hahaha! If you enjoyed this, go to "get to know you" and check out Terri's flower in a bud vase. Thanks for letting us know you stopped by. We wish to have more visitors and participants...of the 125 views on this thread, I think Terri and I own 120 of them! Hope you stick around and have some fun with us!
Poochella
Issaquah, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2007
5:15 AM

Post #3819137

No way: I've got at least 10 of those views to my credit! Welcome Prairiegirl. I also encourage you to get out the snippers and throw together something from the garden. It's showtime! These gals are marvelously creative and lots of great flowers are grown here. Tropical island with blue sea and blue sky background... do you never stop?????
PrairieGirlZ5
Thornton, IL

August 6, 2007
2:49 AM

Post #3822744

Don't worry, I'll be back! I'm planning to take a class in floral design this fall, that should be fun! Just popping in, have to finish my summer internship, waaay behind. You all are having a great time, I'm really glad I found this forum.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 6, 2007
3:10 AM

Post #3822815

Hi Prarie Girl, glad you are enjoying the shows. Good luck with your internship, see you when
you get back!

Karma, what's an internship?
I have found this other place on the Tropical Island, I will take you there tomorrow O.K.?
I absolutely love it here, I'm not going back to London until the rainy season starts.LoL!
BDale60
Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2007
10:28 PM

Post #3825850

Here's an arrangement my wife entered in the local county fair today. The bright flowers from our garden make me think "holiday". They include:
China Asters
Dahlia (we believe "White Fawn")
Benary Giant Zinnias
Gladiola ("Atom")

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 6, 2007
11:19 PM

Post #3826008

What a jolly arrangement! thanks Mrs B. The 'all round ' shape is very good and I think the container is beautiful.

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PrairieGirlZ5
Thornton, IL

August 6, 2007
11:49 PM

Post #3826089

Those glads are splendid! Looks like a blue ribbon winner to me! :0)
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2007
1:51 AM

Post #3826650

Oh Mrs. B, in the words of Paris Hilton...that's HOT! Love the glads with the white outline (I'm sure you expert gardeners have a word for it). It screams blue ribbon winner to me, Priairegirl. Thanks Bdale...LOVE it!
BDale60
Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 7, 2007
8:53 AM

Post #3827470

Another of my wife's county fair entries, based on the theme "Picnics and Posies", which is in keeping with our "Summer Holiday" motif here on DG. The scale may be difficult to discern from the photo, but this is a "mini" picnic basket, about 6 inches tall (not counting the handle). Flowers include:
Benary Giant Zinnias (various colors)
Purple Dahlia ("Dueil du Roi Albert")
Pink "Friendship" Glad
"Stargazer" Lily

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 7, 2007
1:02 PM

Post #3827874

Beautiful, Mrs B, I'm so glad you are showing us your arrangements,they look so impresssive,
and such lovely colours and textures. Thankyou.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2007
3:10 PM

Post #3828360

I just love the picnic basket! It is...soooooooo cute. I wish I had a bigger vocabulary to express my thoughts. It's lovely. This has been such an enjoyable experience!

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Poochella
Issaquah, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2007
4:10 PM

Post #3828579

oooh- dahlias! LOL Delightful basket and vase above Bdale. that gladiola "Atom" is stunning!

Are you MR. BDale? I am such a fool: I assume everyone is a woman. Your wife has some glorious fair entries. And what part of MN did you hale from at one time? (I think you mentioned MN.) I came from Hutchinson, but lived in many cities in later years.
BDale60
Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 7, 2007
4:20 PM

Post #3828620

Pooch,

Oh my gosh (or should I say "uff da") another DG garden lover with Minnesota roots! Yes, I'm MR BDale (I realize "Dale" is one of those names that could be interpreted for either gender) and grew up on the family farm in southern Minnesota, south of the Mankato area. I love growing flowers (and vegetables) and absolutely love looking at all these terrific arrangements, but my lovely wife is the one who is handier as an arranger. I did stand in the rain yesterday morning at 6 a.m. cutting flowers for the arrangements, trying to save some from a heavy downpour on the way, so maybe I get partial credit?? (LOL). I had enough sense to come in for shelter when the thunder and lightning started up.

Did you ever visit the Horticulture Building at the Minnesota State Fair and see all the great floral displays? I had a chance to visit last summer and was able to see many fantastic Glads and Dahlias. It put me over the top in terms of a commitment to try growing some this year. Very happy we did!!
Poochella
Issaquah, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2007
6:26 PM

Post #3829023

Dale: uff da LOL Now that is Minnesota speak, for sure!
I almost went to school in Mankato but ended up in Duluth. Such great soil you have there.

No, I think I only made it to one State Fair and was at the ride-riding age instead of interested in flowers age. We have gone to our nearest fair here when able and the flowers are equally impressive. See Connells' Dahlia display from a couple years back. Buckets and buckets full of dahlias - absolute rainbows of dahlias. Photo courtesy of Steve Boley.

Good luck to the Mrs. on her entries. Nice to 'meet' you!

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Poochella
Issaquah, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2007
6:27 PM

Post #3829025

and the yellow/oranges from Connell's same display, again by Mr. Boley with his permission to post.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2007
10:23 PM

Post #3829919

Terri, internship is like a summer work placement program students go through prior to graduating. HTH (hope that helps)!

Bdale, here's a summer arrangement for Mrs. B, hope she wins!

Edited to id the flowers: ixora flowers and foliage, zinnias, lantana, variegated liriope, and nepthytis leaves: all from the garden.

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BDale60
Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2007
12:19 AM

Post #3830389

Karma,

You have some great foliage options from your garden!! That is something we need to do more with in our garden (i.e. begin thinking more about how various foliage types could be worked into arrangements). Very interesting. Love the zinnias too!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 9, 2007
2:31 PM

Post #3836010

Beautiful arrangement Karma, I love your lantana! very kind of you to make that for mrsB. Thanks for the explanation
of internship.I'm learning so much here.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 14, 2007
12:14 AM

Post #3853967

I am having a great time on the Tropical Island, It's carnival here, and joining the parade is...

Aspidistra leaves, palm leaves,Canna leaves,gerbera and gladioli and wicker basket

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Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2007
5:05 AM

Post #3854872

Love those colors, Karma, even though I've never heard of half the plants LOL!

And Terri, yours reminds me of rickshaw. I just saw your chair in the other thread...What do you do with all these flower arrangements? Do you have a store? I missed some of the introductions, but you said that sometimes next door will sell you flowers discounted, or let you know when they have especially good ones in...next door to what?

Suzy
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2007
9:38 AM

Post #3855061

Thanks Suzy, those are your colors aren't they?

Terri, that is just WILD!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 15, 2007
1:31 AM

Post #3857873

Hi Suzy, I don't have a store! I was talking about next door to the Flowerpot cafe'

The arrangements I make , I usually take apart and make something else until there is nothing left to make and everything has had it. ha ha!!





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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 15, 2007
6:20 AM

Post #3858515

Wild Tropical juice!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 16, 2007
1:10 AM

Post #3861689

Pineapple juice at the carnival

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 18, 2007
2:18 AM

Post #3869615

I'm still having fun on the Tropical Island.

I saw this big basket arrangement at the local market , here in the tropics!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2007
12:24 AM

Post #3872371

I went to a local flower show...

Dahlia and leaves

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2007
12:27 AM

Post #3872380

Clear vase with Roses and leaves

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2007
12:29 AM

Post #3872389

Clear vase with Gladioli

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 19, 2007
1:29 PM

Post #3873769

Terri, great idea using pineapple as a medium for your tropical display. I love what you did with the foliage in dahlia and leaves...like a nest for the dahlia. Your clear vase with roses is my favorite...very romantic. What is the small white flowers hanging over the bowl? I've seen it in a previous arrangement of yours, but not sure if you had identified it. You have so many great ideas in reusing your flowers.

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2007
5:38 PM

Post #3874577

Thankyou Karma, for your encouragement.

The little white flowers are from a plant called 'Russian Vine' I don't know the latin
name. It gets huge and I am training it on a trellis. The stems are very useful for
making collars and welcome rings Remove all the leaves and you can manipulate
the vine,by twisting and folding , then leave to dry for future use.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2007
6:35 PM

Post #3874762

and well spotted Karma!

I used the Russian vine to try and make my coffee cups look like cupuccino's! (the chocolate
dusting didn't show on the picture).

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2007
6:39 PM

Post #3874773

I used Russian Vine in my garden basket.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 21, 2007
9:29 AM

Post #3880999

Sorry no one new here...just wanted to post a summer arrangement before summer is over. Can't go through the summer holiday without a glass of lemonade...actually more like limeade. Lemons were expensive.

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BDale60
Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2007
1:02 PM

Post #3881391

Terri and Karma,

Boundless creativity by the two of you!! :)

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 21, 2007
1:33 PM

Post #3881467

That looks very refreshing Karma!
Love those sunflowers,is that solidago in the jug?
I like the way you used the lime on the inside of the jug.
Something like that would look lovely in the Flowerpot Cafe' !!
Just out of interest, are lemon's more expensive than limes where you live? Lime's cost much more her

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 26, 2007
6:29 PM

Post #3902376

Another tropical one!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 26, 2007
6:32 PM

Post #3902385

Tropical coconut with chinese lanterns

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 26, 2007
6:39 PM

Post #3902405

Hey Karma, there's a special offer on !

I think I'm leaving the Island now. Hope YOU enjoyed my postcards!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 26, 2007
6:44 PM

Post #3902429

Aloha! I think that means hello and goodbye.

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BDale60
Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2007
10:39 PM

Post #3907117

Aw, c'mon Terri. Summer isn't quite over, and it sure isn't winter yet, is it? LOL Too soon for the "goodbye" version of "aloha". Don't go!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 30, 2007
3:22 AM

Post #3916497

Thanks BDale, you are a very nice man!!!

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 11, 2007
1:15 PM

Post #3962084

How did i miss Bdale's arrangement? Lovely whites. I wonder if this is from Mr. or Mrs. B?
BDale60
Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2007
2:46 PM

Post #3966415

Mrs. BDale, using white glads and white dahlias. :)
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 12, 2007
8:32 PM

Post #3967533

Very pretty Mrs. BDale. How did you do at the county fair?

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