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ladygardener1
Near Lake Erie, NW, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2007
3:23 PM

Post #3800901

Forever Pink Hydrangea and Hosta leaves. Taking this to the office for a bit of color. An old heavy ashtray and a pin "frog" are the mechanics.

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BDale60
Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2007
11:16 PM

Post #3802627

That's beautiful!!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2007
11:59 PM

Post #3802767

I love hydrangeas ladygardener! I bought a forever hydrangea at half off and have not seen a bloom yet. At least I can enjoy yours. They're beautiful and I love the way you stagger the foliage. The spiraling effect is really neat. I also like the two shades of green from the foliage...they give the arrangement some depth. Love it, love it, love it!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2007
1:07 AM

Post #3803045

Lovely textures, Thanks for showing us.
ladygardener1
Near Lake Erie, NW, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2007
2:53 AM

Post #3803560

Thanks everyone, I like doing simple things. I hope it will give other some ideas.

Karma, I wrapped this hydrangea in leaves and burlap last winter and it is full of blooms this year. We get really cold winters so I gave this a try, guess I'll be wrapping it again this fall!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2007
2:55 AM

Post #3803570

What is burlap?
Poochella
Issaquah, WA
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2007
6:14 AM

Post #3804033

Lovely hydrangeas! I have blue and double whites, and can see I should make room for pink.

TerriCulture: burlap is a coarse fiber loosely woven into either fabric, or commonly sewn into large bags for animal feed, potatos and other bulbs, etc etc. It is pretty durable and a great lightweight thing to toss over a plant at risk of freezing in a cold spell.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 2, 2007
8:09 AM

Post #3808489

Thankyou Poochella, I would like to see someone do an arrangement using it please!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2007
1:23 PM

Post #3808937

Terri, no arrangement for you, but here's a pic of one I found online,
http://images.scrippsweb.com/HGTV/2006/07/21/reb727_seg1_doorbouquet_e.jpg

Maybe my hydrangeas will bloom for me next year ladygardener. I will take your advice with the burlap. Although our winters are much milder than yours.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 2, 2007
3:44 PM

Post #3809489

Thanks for showing that Karma, I know what we are talking about now! I call that hessian, but don't know if thats the correct spelling.

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