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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
7:02 PM

Post #4182456

Hello and Welcome to The FLOWERPOT Cafe' III

This is a friendly place to come and sit down,have a cuppa and relax amongst other flower lovers.
It's been great fun playing with flowers at the 'getting to know you' show. Please keep posting on that thread so our new friends can introduce themselves to us, and if ever you want to 'tell us more about yourself, please do!

We are very pleased with the patronage at The FLOWERPOT Cafe and due to so many wanting to have a refresher, we thought is was time to open up a new store. Please excuse the bare walls and tables. Feel free to contribute arrangements, artwork, magazines, drinks, and any other decorating tidbits for our new Cafe'. This is an environment to nurture ideas and share advice, where no one is an amateur, just an arranger in training!

Hope you enjoy your visit and come back any time.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
7:16 PM

Post #4182490

Thanks Traci, Wecome in everyone!

I've just made a fresh pot of tea for you!

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2007
7:22 PM

Post #4182509

coool, terri...ummmmmmmm, good too!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
7:26 PM

Post #4182516

Enjoy our table arrangements while you relax.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
7:28 PM

Post #4182524

This one is for Traci's table!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
7:31 PM

Post #4182532

There is a lot of tables in here guys!!

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terriculture
london England
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November 11, 2007
7:34 PM

Post #4182545

A little one made with sticks!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
7:38 PM

Post #4182556

I like filling clear glass vases!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
7:41 PM

Post #4182565

petals in clear vase

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
7:50 PM

Post #4182589

Tropicana rose for the wall. More autumn colors to come.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
7:50 PM

Post #4182592

Autumn arrangement. . .pumpkin pie in the oven

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
7:50 PM

Post #4182593

Twigs and berries

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
7:51 PM

Post #4182595

Summer garden flowers that last through fall.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
7:53 PM

Post #4182601

Naughty chair. . .oops it's taken

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
7:56 PM

Post #4182606

Okay I'm done. . .sitting down now. . .coffee for one. . .in a selfish mood right now.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
8:00 PM

Post #4182617

One more for the Ornamental grasses area! I'll be back later with some more things to brighten up our cafe'

Thanks Sharr! we try to make a good brew here! Now that we are on another thread, I hope everyone will join in with all our forthcoming attractions and make this cafe fun!

I wonder what we have on the menu today? That cake Karma made the other day was superb, I hope we have more stuff like that , everyone loves it.

Has Belle closed the shop? I haven't seen any activity in there for a while! Hey Traci, why don't you spread the word about Belles, maybe people will come in and order birthday flowers or bouquets or make requests.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
8:06 PM

Post #4182636

One last arrangement for fall. A parallel reminder for you know who. . .

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
8:09 PM

Post #4182644

Terri, the white roses in a vase is one of my favorites. . .as well as the green one with carnations and grass. . .also the one with sticks.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
8:10 PM

Post #4182648

I did my parallels, I am late for my DD BITHDAY because of ya'll. I am coming home and playing with flowers for the rest of the day!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
8:11 PM

Post #4182649

Well Karma, you deserve that coffee! you have been busy
. I think the pumpkin pie is fantastic, thanks for such for making that, I'm sure that will do very well on the menu. It's looking very colourful in here already, what a great start.
I love that naughty chair, it's so funny!!!! thankyou, Dechamp's Urinal eh Sharr?


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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
8:11 PM

Post #4182651

Oh, and I got the fav arrangement, Karma. :^P
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
8:18 PM

Post #4182680

Oh Hi Traci, we love you!

Karma, did you notice with all those ideas for parallels, WHERE was the FLOWER one? ...hahahaha!
Adding to the menu... Sweet pea cocktail

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
8:22 PM

Post #4182695

Terri, I don't think I've seen this one. Gorgeous colors. What are the blue flowers? Beautiful Terri, this one's mine. . . hands off Traci.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
8:22 PM

Post #4182697

Something for the library

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
8:25 PM

Post #4182703

Asian lunch

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
8:27 PM

Post #4182712

British colonial table

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2007
8:40 PM

Post #4182746

Brrrr..did someone say "Asian Lunch"? What a beautiful spread, Lana. I had been looking through the window...dahlin' it's cold outside!
Such a beautiful place, the ambience...(flicking finger on mantel), so clean...Ah...the aroma...I smell cinnamon in someone's hot cider.
Should have come in sooner! Is that chair in the corner taken?
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
8:43 PM

Post #4182757

Please see the flowers in the photo. I have got to go. lol.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
8:44 PM

Post #4182761

ORCHID!!

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
8:45 PM

Post #4182764

Greenery - and brugs, Karma. :^P

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
8:52 PM

Post #4182800

Hello Heavenscape. Glad you made it over here. Here's some cafe du monde for you, dear. Hope it'll warm you up.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
9:00 PM

Post #4182823

Karma, those blue flowers are from my garden and they are called 'Veronica'
Thanks for the magazines, great idea! I'll bring some more in later too. The Asian lunch could be a hit in here!

Welcome heavenscape! Thanks for coming in, hope you like our flowerpot cafe, please call in anytime!

Thankyou Traci for the explanation! Ok if you say so, they do have flowers! Your ideas are more for our conceptual art gallery than our flower arranging club, so we will put them in the gallery along with the other wacky ideas from terriculture and Sharren and Karmas naughty chair!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
9:05 PM

Post #4182831

Conceptual art gallery. . .LOL. . . great idea for Traci's parallels. But wait, the brugs aren't blooming. . .so no flowers. Will shut up now or this will go on forever.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
9:07 PM

Post #4182836

Twigs and berries, Karma...hmmmm? Flowers? Ornamental grass...flowers? Isn't greenery part of arranging? Oh, crap, now you are going to think I am mad. I am just playing with you!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2007
9:07 PM

Post #4182837

Thank you Terri.
Karma, you spoil me. Hmmm...that rich chicory scent! I hope y'all don't mind my constant companion coming in too.
Lola says Mama should put those daisies in a glass, like Auntie Karma did, and not on her back! :(

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heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2007
9:09 PM

Post #4182839

Not just any twigs Pupil...they are "understated" ones :-D
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
9:10 PM

Post #4182843

Heaven, I am just picking on Karma and she know it. You should see our D-mail thread. I think it has over 60 posts.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
9:15 PM

Post #4182858

OMG Heaven, Lola is too cute. . .nothing like the taco bell chi. Traci, you said "see the flowers in the photo". . .that's where I was coming from. . .so there!!!!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2007
9:16 PM

Post #4182862

Have to hold Lola back, Pupil. Glad you cleared that up! Lola loves all of you...so y'all play nice :-D
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
9:25 PM

Post #4182895

The vase has a "flower" on it. lol.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
11:16 PM

Post #4183274

OKay, I'm calling TRUCE. . .you win again Traci. When is Teensi's birthday party? A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to TEENSY!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
11:47 PM

Post #4183414

Hi everyone!


Sharren, we even have a Damien Hurst over there!


Sweet peas! (you all are)


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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2007
11:50 PM

Post #4183425

don't see the Hurst...where????

How could I miss it?????
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2007
11:56 PM

Post #4183455


Not in here dear!!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2007
12:46 AM

Post #4183631

Bringing in some yellow roses...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2007
12:48 AM

Post #4183639

and another hanging basket for outside.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 12, 2007
10:00 AM

Post #4184581

Lovely pics terri. Who's Damien Hurst?
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

November 12, 2007
3:24 PM

Post #4185282

terri, I know Damien Hirst's work...I think. It reflects contemporary issues???? Not sure, since I know the old Masters better than most contemporary ones.

How about a Lucien Freud...isn't he from your neck of the woods??
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2007
4:02 PM

Post #4185432

Hi Sharran,

. Do you like Gaugain? I love it when you call in here!


Would you bring your chairs into this thread please Sharr?


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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 12, 2007
4:04 PM

Post #4185443

WHAT!!??!! Parallels, fall arrangement, and the chairs are due by the end of the week? I think I will have to ask for an extension Task master...I mean teacher.

Off to FINISH my arrangement started at...oh...12 last night. All I have are ideas. Will finish today.

Ta!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2007
4:12 PM

Post #4185473

Don't panic Traci, The Autumn and parallel arrangements can wait!
We WANT chairs!!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2007
4:20 PM

Post #4185501

Oh, and some need BOOSTERS!

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 12, 2007
4:23 PM

Post #4185505

gritting my teeth

I have flower for the first two. What to do?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2007
4:26 PM

Post #4185513

Ok make them, take the photo's and re-use the flowers for the chairs!
no problem.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 12, 2007
5:50 PM

Post #4185715

Do you have any idea what my poor flowers look like by the time I am through, trying to manipulate them into made up floral foam called "paper towels", changing them around...on never mind...end of the week, huh?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2007
6:07 PM

Post #4185748

Paper towels!!!!!
Ok you're excused from chair making!
Flower arranging is supposed to be calm and relaxing, chill out!

Have a coffee, I made 3 fresh pots!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2007
11:52 PM

Post #4186711

I just got an order for a mango cocktail, has anyone got anything suitable? please!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2007
11:55 PM

Post #4186724

Oh, did I mention we now do deliveries?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 13, 2007
12:39 AM

Post #4186875

I'm bringing in the arrangement I made with the flowers you liked at Belles Karma ,you've seen it before, but not in the cafe'
Where shall we put this one?

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
12:43 AM

Post #4186885

That was one of your traditional arrangements. You FIBBED when you said it didn't require many flowers. That is a gazillion flowers in there!!!! Really pretty and full. You're running out of space in here. . .I'm taking it home to free up some space!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
12:54 AM

Post #4186920

Did someone say mango cocktail. . .oopsie. . .yummie to my tummie

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 13, 2007
1:36 AM

Post #4187152

cutie, we love kids in here, thanks for bringing him in today! when he needs a nap we have a cafe pram!
Do you have the ingredients to make a mango cocktail?

Yes that one had loads of flowers, but you can make that shape with less flowers.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 13, 2007
2:08 AM

Post #4187269

Has Peyton gone asleep already?
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
2:09 AM

Post #4187271

I think the mango cocktail was spiked. Peyton is in lalaland. . .need to bring him home and tuck him in. . .before someone alerts social services! Can I borrow the pram? Thanks and Goodnight.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 13, 2007
2:12 AM

Post #4187285

Sure! Goodnight Karma and Peyton.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 13, 2007
2:31 AM

Post #4187363

I am sooo tired I can barely type. Lovely all and Karma, I won't call the "Services" if
you------{--@
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
2:45 AM

Post #4187411

If I what?!?!?!?! Peyton is sound asleep. . .I'm giving myself 15 minutes to enjoy a cup of tea if anyone is still around.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 13, 2007
2:48 AM

Post #4187424

Caffine is bad...if you want to sleep!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
2:55 AM

Post #4187448

Not this one, Terri

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 13, 2007
2:56 AM

Post #4187452

Its a flower!!----{--@
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
2:58 AM

Post #4187462

Pretty flower type, Traci. . .but how do I flower?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 13, 2007
3:05 AM

Post #4187485

Have a cookie with that Karma.
Wish I could draw flowers like that Traci.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
3:09 AM

Post #4187496

Thanks for the cookie. . .but for some unknown reason, I'm in the mood for sunflower seeds.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 13, 2007
3:13 AM

Post #4187518

Here you are, sunflower seeds!

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
3:15 AM

Post #4187527

You aim to please, don't ya? Hmmmm. . .now I want some pine nuts.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
3:17 AM

Post #4187530

Ideas for you Traci, when all your 1000s of bulbs come up in the spring. Sorry for the blurry pic.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 13, 2007
3:18 AM

Post #4187534

To tired to laugh, but funny. Going to bed after I start a new thread at the other cafe'. Night all! Also to tired to be witty. I will address the flower comment tomorrow.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 13, 2007
3:18 AM

Post #4187536

This is my Arty installation. goodnight you two!

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
3:27 AM

Post #4187565

Goodnight already??? I WIN tonight. Happy Veterans Day.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
3:34 AM

Post #4187583

Traci, I thought you were wittiest when you're delirious, I mean tired. Why don't y'all see if Dave will create a whole forum called the FlowerPot Cafe?

Okay I'm out of here. . .past my bedtime. Nite.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2007
10:25 PM

Post #4189962

Helllllllllllooooooooo???? Where's everyone today? Do I need to check the artisan's cafe? Off I go.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 14, 2007
1:52 AM

Post #4190623

I am here to take a shot of espresso, then back down to the garage I go! I have been trying to clean it up and organize it all day. Lost cause, really, if I have my say!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 16, 2007
12:08 AM

Post #4197558

Alrighty, I have made two petites for the tables. I hate my camera and these were done around 3 in the morning after being up for two days. Here ya go...

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 16, 2007
12:10 AM

Post #4197566

And the second. The only think in the photos I had to buy were the flowers. They did not come with any greenery. Can you believe that?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 16, 2007
12:33 AM

Post #4197677

Thanks Taci, they are both lovely and add colour to the cafe'. Are the trays hand painted?
I'm so glad you found your camera cord!
I haven't seen Karma or Sharran have you?
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 16, 2007
1:03 AM

Post #4197799

Nope I haven't. I got those from E-bay. There are five of them and sooo cute. I love Eastern Art. They aren't hand painted. Thanks for the compliment. I have a vase full of flowers and couldn't think of a thing to do, as I have no foam or wire. I have to get some!!! So this was all you get right now.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 16, 2007
1:42 AM

Post #4197986

I'm here I'm here. Cute arrangements Traci! Isn't it wonderful to use things from your own garden? The yellowish green leaves look like euonymus. Don't worry about the foam or wire. Plop it in one of your pretty vases from your big collection of vases and let me seeeeee!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 16, 2007
3:47 AM

Post #4198497

I'd like to see that collection too!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 16, 2007
5:15 AM

Post #4198722

Ok, but both of the little bitties I did are not even vases.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 16, 2007
5:25 AM

Post #4198748

One looks like a glass, what is the other one?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 16, 2007
5:34 AM

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 16, 2007
6:20 AM

Post #4198788

It is a taper candle holder. lol. It is only 2" tall. That was a bugger. Also the first was a shot glass and you can see the blue rubber band holding it together. Too funny.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 16, 2007
7:04 PM

Post #4200456

I 've got to hand it to you Traci, you are creative and inventive, welldone!!!
Flower people... we need more flowers in here!!!!!!! don't we?

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 16, 2007
9:08 PM

Post #4200854

I am trying to muster up the energy to do an arrangement with my remainders. See you a couple of hours. Dragging myself to the vases and flowers
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2007
1:18 PM

Post #4206096

Dying here. I have bought so many flowers and don't know WHAT to do. Still cleaning. Rundown of what I have
9 gerbers - 3 hot pink, 3 light pink, 3 white.
Spring bouquet flowers - Colors for Teensy's birthday.
2 fall bouquets

Fall upstairs, spring downstairs. Any size vase, lots of arrangements, on large with spring, HELP!!!!!!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 18, 2007
1:30 PM

Post #4206123

Hi Traci! Should have known it was you here in the early hours. These are the flowers that have been in your fridge all this time? Girl, you really went all out, didn't you? I'm so cheap at the moment. Every time I'm at the market, I hover over the flowers for a long time, and then decide, I could save my money on plants that will last longer than a week. Don't know what has gotten into me lately. I'm going to hang out here and see what Terri will come up for you. I'm going through flower arranger's block right now. . .actually for a while now.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 18, 2007
2:09 PM

Post #4206210

HI Traci, rustle up a quick parallel with your gerbs, make a spring basket, it's hard to suggest without seeing your containers and you haven't got time to do that, so put the others in your huge vase! panic over, enjoy the party.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2007
2:38 PM

Post #4206327

Just pulled my back out. Going to do the Karma 9. Try a several small vases. and one large. Was most important, but now I CAN'T MOVE!!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 18, 2007
2:47 PM

Post #4206398

Traci, you are going a mile a minute. I'm worried about you.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 18, 2007
3:04 PM

Post #4206491

Yes, chill out, slow down!!!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2007
6:42 PM

Post #4207097

Sat down for the first time. Back is better, but won't be later. Sucking down a Red Bull, jumping in the shower, party is about to start and thinking about whacking mother over the head with a really big flower. I am ok guys, after this weekend-----------REST!!!!!!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
12:07 AM

Post #4211589

Hi all. Madness is OVER!! It has been a past two weeks from H@%. I madly threw these together, but am please with how they turned out. I even did the little bows. ME, who can't tie my shoes correctly. This one took the longest. Does it count as parallels? This was taken 4 hours later, so it is a little droopy. lol.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
12:10 AM

Post #4211605

The stupid flowers did not come with hardly any greenery. This one has some monkey grass, which was all that it came with. These flowers aren't the same ones I bought. I went crazy the other night and bought many more, plus I got oasis, floral ribbon, picks, and clay. I lost my mind that night. lol.

The monkey grass doesn't show up well.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
12:12 AM

Post #4211615

This one was on one of the tables. Do you think they will be ok in the cafe'? We could have an amateur area. lol. I had some ting ting, so I used it since no greenery.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
12:14 AM

Post #4211629

Lastly, these are from my rose bush. I didn't realize when I took the pics that the top rose has revolved a bit and must have been moved, because it was lower than the purple "stuff". It was facing front more and not nearly as open. I had this is the downstairs bath.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
12:16 AM

Post #4211638

This is Teensy and "her boys" All of our neighbors have boys, no girls. This was exactly the way I grew up. She is going to be a tomboy. lol.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
12:18 AM

Post #4211653

Teensy in her 3 point stance to play some football...American style. lol.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
12:20 AM

Post #4211663

Finally, I have to brag on my nephew. He is 14. He shot up over the summer as he was shorter than me at the beginning. I am 5'3". He is sooo hansome and an all around fantastic kid. Oh, that's me beside him. lol.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
12:22 AM

Post #4211675

One more thing. These are the left overs. I am going to play with them soon, I hope. They have the ones I bought earlier in the week. Looking puny, but something to work with.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
12:23 AM

Post #4211681

I will try to get a pic of my containers so ya'll can give me some suggestions. Hint Hint.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2007
1:17 AM

Post #4211883

Woooohoooo Traci. . .great arrangements! Thanks for sharing all those pics. Love the gerber arrangement with the cute bows. . .perfect for Teensy. The bouquet with the tiing ting looks professional. Great form and proportion. But of course my favorite is the rose one. First because I love roses and 2nd, it's so simple and elegant. Blue and yellow go together beautifully. Awesome job Traci. Do you know the name of your rose? I want that one. So now, you are going to rest? Some reason, I find that very hard to believe.

Off topic Traci, since I'm here, the larkspur seeds I have for you are not blue. They're a mixture of pinks and purples. Do you still want them? Sorry to get you excited, I didn't know you were looking specifically for blue. If I run into them, I will get them for you.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
1:48 AM

Post #4211994

I would love any larkspur. They are beautiful flowers. Pinks and purples are great. I really appreciate you sending them.

Wow, thanks for the comments on the arrangements. I wanted to do sooo much more with them, but ran out of time completely. I am going to HOPEFULLY have some time to play around a bit.

Where's Terri today?
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2007
1:52 AM

Post #4212012

No big deal with the larkspur Traci. That is the least I could do. What seeds would you die over? I'll see if I have any.

Have no idea where Terri is. Exploring DG?
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
2:02 AM

Post #4212049

Seeds to die over? I am so new, I really don't know. I will have to think on that. The main one is the Blue Delphinium. Because it is so elusive, I want more. lol.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2007
2:04 AM

Post #4212066

You know, I think I saw belladonna delphinium at kmart. Will check for you. . .going there tomorrow anyway.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2007
2:24 AM

Post #4212142

That would be fantastic. I thought of others too. ALL OF YOURS!! Hahaha. I can't wait to finally get to meet at the RU.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2007
6:44 PM

Post #4217735

Hi Karma and Traci,
What a lovely suprise to see your arrangements Traci, well done!!
They are perfect for the occasion, lovely bright colours for a kids party.
LOVE the yellow roses and with the complementary colour purple, it looks beautiful.
Handsome nephew indeed. I imagined you blonde, like Jerri Hall!!! I got the long hair correct at least!
I've been busy with work and haven't had a chance to go 'flower shopping'
this week, maybe tomorrow I will get time.
Football tonight, so I'm out again soon, but will check back later,
Enjoy the wine, one is alcohol free for you Karma!..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 25, 2007
2:38 PM

Post #4227338

Hi everyone, I found sushi cartons around the back of the cafe, anyone know how they got there? stray cats have made a real mess with them!!
Hope you all had a good time at thanksgiving?
Traci, I wish I had your flowers to do something today!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 25, 2007
6:50 PM

Post #4228181

I am NOT guilty of the sushi. Must of been Karma!! She is a sneaky one. I will try to find time today to do something with my sad little flowers. Here, have a cup of unknow flower coffee.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 25, 2007
6:52 PM

Post #4228190

and some flower cookies...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 27, 2007
3:40 AM

Post #4233575

Those cookies were delicious, thanks!
Try our new blackcurrant freesia thingy...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 27, 2007
9:45 PM

Post #4236497

Hello! just bringing in some little vases for the tables.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 28, 2007
7:03 PM

Post #4239674

I got some flowers today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tra la la, ...skipping to make something, back later!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 29, 2007
1:54 AM

Post #4241292

Yipee!!! Can't wait!
motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 30, 2007
6:03 AM

Post #4245744

Just popping in again, hope to visit more often. The weather found me behind as usual, but with snowstorm coming and several nights of low 20s' ; Mother Nature caught up for me.
I wanted to share photos-more for the idea of using 2 out of 3 plants for arrangements.
The Red Dragon (will edit with species name) grew about 3 foot tall-heavy, jointed burgunday stems-stayed looking good over a week. I didn't cut the long stems-will next season-should be stunning. It is a fall bloomer, with delicate little white flower clusters. The 2nd plant is the Arum Italicum. I think the leaves that I have in the vase are entering their 4th week of being cut. They are active in early spring and late fall-can handle some heavy frosts.
3rd plant-crested Japanese fern-Not good for arranging.

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motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 30, 2007
6:08 AM

Post #4245748

The leaves attatched to the white (Baby's Breath) type flowers is the
Persicaria "Red Dragon" I cut one tall stem to dry-it keeps its' color and the "hinging" of the stem sections becomes accentuated. Photo of leaves

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 2, 2007
11:08 PM

Post #4254869

Traci, love the asian inspired teacup of flowers. Great set up too. . .very luxurious. Terri, lovely vases with gorgeous roses. Marcia, very nice foliage arrangement. I esp. like the Arum Italicum. . .he is very handsome.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 3, 2007
12:10 AM

Post #4255082

Thanks Karma.
Good to see you. I was a bit worried, as I haven't seen you in Midsouth, but I figured you had your hands full.

Marcia, I am thankful for the foliage imput. Being sooo new, I don't know what works and doesn't.
motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 3, 2007
5:34 AM

Post #4256241

You are welcome. I was So happy about the arum, I cut it on a -it may freeze tonight whim. Will be planting more next year (if I can find for trade).
I have curly willow and the odd branch during the warmer season (Bishops weed, thalictrum, astilbe), but had little except the horsetail and a bit of variegated bamboo for later on. ( and I am not sure the bamboo will make it through in its' new place...XXXX-me keeping fingers crossed.


terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 7, 2007
5:34 AM

Post #4270362

Hi Marcia, Thanks for bringing your plants in, we never have enough house plants in the cafe, so these are lovely to see.
I'm just bringing in some chairs.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 7, 2007
5:38 AM

Post #4270367

Tea or cocktail?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 7, 2007
5:42 AM

Post #4270370

A little gathering...

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 7, 2007
5:48 AM

Post #4270381

Hi, guys...
Have missed you, but things have kept me busy, busy!

Just checking in, hoping all is well with all of you.
finished my veggie paintings and they are on their way to Maryland, so I might have some free time now.
In any case, Happy Holidays to all.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 7, 2007
6:25 AM

Post #4270428

Hi Sharran!
Lovely to see you again. Are you going to show us your veggie paintings?
I have a contribution for our edible Art gallery.. Parsnip Art!

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 7, 2007
6:31 AM

Post #4270434

I saw the Lot thread...I love the parsnips. I can't believe you got them in December, though.

Sure, I will take some veggie painting photos, will send tomorrow...don't let me forget!!

Hope all is well with all of you.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 7, 2007
7:02 AM

Post #4270457

Karma is busy with wedding flowers and Traci is busy with life. I'm sure they will catch up when they have time to!
Tomorrow I will bring in my other crops!

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motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 7, 2007
6:04 PM

Post #4271738

Hi terriculture. The plants are hardy perennials to zone 5 (this is first winter for the Red Dragon-so hope that it holds true. We have 12" of white mulch of which the first 5" is totally easy for my gnome body to walk on. We should have thaw of that by...June?
Currently enjoying a deep pink Thanksgiving/Christmas cactus from my sister and a red/white amaryllis from my neighbor (first time for both). Have bloom stalks on 2 phal orchids-one in bud-should be in full bloom for Valentines day. The other is just peeking through.
It is cold here. Was minus ten night before last. The lake is still open and the swans and geese are still here. So lovely to hear the swans murmur at night.
May get to the swag today and will post photos.
Happy Friday.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 7, 2007
6:26 PM

Post #4271780

Hi Marcia,
Poor you, in those awful weather conditions!
I can't complain then, it's about 8 degrees today. Rain and gales are forcast for the weekend.I don't think I will be going back to my allotment over the next few days!!!
Keep warm! Terri

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 7, 2007
6:57 PM

Post #4271888

Weather update in London... Gusts 80 mph on the way.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 9, 2007
5:48 AM

Post #4276559

Just popping in with a table arrangement of dried flowers.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 9, 2007
10:59 AM

Post #4276723

Hi ladies. Sharran, we missed you. Terri, more cute stuff from you, thanks. Marcia, wow, you are freezing up there. Feels like 80 here.

Wedding is coming along. I have all my supplies and vases ready. Flowers should be here Wednesday. I have ordered tons of roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, dahlias, hypericum berries, amaranthus, and lots of cool greens. Can't wait to get started. Wish me good luck. Hope I will have some time to post some pics as I go along. Talk to you gals later.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 9, 2007
9:01 PM

Post #4278068

Hi Karma, the flowers you ordered sound wonderful. I wish I could get my hands on them!!!!
I can't wait to see what you make with them. I hope you get time to take some photos while you are making things.
Good luck! and I'm sure you will do a great job!

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2007
9:18 PM

Post #4278112

Ummmmmmmm, terri, looks good enough to eat. what is th little green thing in the middle?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 9, 2007
9:43 PM

Post #4278180

Hi Sharran, Thankyou!
Funny you should ask, very observant of you! The thing in the middle is the flower head cut sideways like a cucumber!
I was thinking we should decorate the cafe with our christmas trees and festive arrangements, have you got any decorations you could bring in for us?
Karma, have you got time to bring in your wonderful tree?

A cup of tea for you!

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2007
9:46 PM

Post #4278185

a tree for you, coming right up...it is 10 feet tall, is that OK??

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2007
9:48 PM

Post #4278188

And another view, same tree, different room...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 9, 2007
9:56 PM

Post #4278208

More than ok Shar, that is fabulous! and so tastefully decorated. Thankyou and please, keep bringing things in, it's like opening the advent calendar and seeing something new everyday!!!
I love those arty greens on the top shelf, did you construct that?
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2007
10:29 PM

Post #4278312

with all the brick in my house, arches, entrance floor, etc, I have lots of the rosewood color including carpet. finally I found the proper color poinsettias to use on my trees.

yes, whatever is on the shelf that you see I did construct...but it is just old somethings in a cranberry colored glass, and the little painting is also an old something that I painted to fill in a spot on the shelf.

Glad you liked the tree...
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 10, 2007
12:43 AM

Post #4278726

Sharran, your tree is beautiful. I love the red brick it is sitting against.

Terri, I'm going to try to squeeze mine in here as you requested.

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 10, 2007
12:46 AM

Post #4278744

Found this great berry garland for $3!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 10, 2007
12:49 AM

Post #4278757

Thankyou Karma, yours is so tastefully decorated too! We have loads of room in here, and don't forget we have the gallery to decorate too!
This is our advent calender, it has little pockets to fill.

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Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 10, 2007
1:09 AM

Post #4278827

Ah, Karma...we do think alike. I love your tree... so similar, though yours is more red than mine.

I have the little berry thingies, you just can't see it very well in the picture, and my garland is kind of a brick colored feathery thing, again it is not very visible in the photo.

Great Christmas photos...love them.

Hi, Traci...thinking about you, hope you have a great week...
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 13, 2007
10:46 PM

Post #4291956

My wedding flowers came in today!!! They are absolutely gorgeous. I brought them here, so take a look everyone.

cymbidium orchid-green with burgundy throat and antique hydrangeas

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 13, 2007
10:48 PM

Post #4291967

More antique hydrangeas

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 13, 2007
10:52 PM

Post #4291971

Lovely ranunculus

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 13, 2007
10:55 PM

Post #4291977

seeded eucalyptus and amaranthus

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 13, 2007
11:29 PM

Post #4292034

Thanks for showing us the wedding flowers Karma. I can't wait to see what you make with that wonderful selection.
Is the wedding at the weekend? Best of luck, I'm sure you will make lovely things! Are you making corsages and buttonholes too?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 14, 2007
1:56 AM

Post #4292578

I went flower shopping too!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 14, 2007
1:58 AM

Post #4292589

Roses and Chrysanths

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 14, 2007
2:02 AM

Post #4292598

The purple Alstromeria were a bargain at 50p a bunch (5 stems)

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 14, 2007
2:06 AM

Post #4292612

A nice collection I thought!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 14, 2007
2:10 AM

Post #4292629

I made a couple of shakes!

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 14, 2007
10:08 PM

Post #4295148

Finally taking a break. Thanks for the shakes, they were yummy and low in calories too! Too bad I can't use any of your purple flowers in my wedding work. In my culture, it is the color of sadness!

Here's a pic of the bridesmaid's bouquet.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 14, 2007
10:58 PM

Post #4295222

Karma, that is lovely!!
Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of them.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 15, 2007
12:28 AM

Post #4295446

Oh Karma that is so beautiful! the roses are huge, do they have fragrance?and it's such a lovely shape. Thankyou!
I didn't know that about the purple flowers! I must be sad because I made some purple chairs too!

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 15, 2007
11:37 PM

Post #4298481

Hi everyone!! Wow, has this place been jumping or what. Karma, you are doing fantastic. The bouquet is to die for. I can't wait to see everything else.

Terri, did you leave any flowers at the store or buy them all. Looks like we are going to have lots of wonderful arrangements to see soon from both of you.

Sharran, where are the veggie pics?
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 15, 2007
11:39 PM

Post #4298485

Check out today's article on DG, you will see what I have spent the past few days playing with.

Veggie photos coming up...
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 15, 2007
11:42 PM

Post #4298497

Just for you Traci...
one veggie pix

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 15, 2007
11:43 PM

Post #4298502

and another..

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 15, 2007
11:44 PM

Post #4298508

and the last one for right now...

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 15, 2007
11:45 PM

Post #4298514

OOPS...guess strawberries are not veggies...but i sent one anyway.
good to see you Tracy. Missed you!!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 16, 2007
12:57 AM

Post #4298728

Those are wonderful. The Strawberry is 3D!! The other two remind me of old magazine prints. I don't know if you know what I am talking about, but the artwork in the mags were had painted and printed. Many of the "pages" have become collector items, such as botanical mags, birds, trees. I have several of these and have seen the prints sell for well over $200 each. Anywho, the coloring reminds me of them, very lovely.

Why are they in Maryland. Not liking the weather where you are?
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 16, 2007
11:23 PM

Post #4301642

Sharran, I agree with Traci. They look like old illustrations. You are so talented. Traci, nice to see you! Hope everything is well. . .no news is good news?

Thanks for all the kind words. ..the wedding flowers went really well. The bride was easy to please therefore was pretty happy about her flowers. Here is her bouquet of red roses, cymbidium orchids, seeded eucalyptus, and antique hydrangeas.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 16, 2007
11:33 PM

Post #4301662

Thanks, traci and karma...btw, karma, I love your wedding flowers...talk about talent!!!

Traci they are in Maryland because they were commissioned by a lady who wanted them for a gift for someone who has a farmer's market every spring, so the paintings will be displayed with the appropriate veggies/fruit at the farmer's market. I still have more to do, but wanted to go ahead and send about 10 of them to her so she would have some to give him at christmas.

I am still in awe of all the work with flowers.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 17, 2007
12:50 AM

Post #4301902

Thanks Sharran. That's a different approach. . .displaying your paintings at a farmer's market. Hope you get some great sales that way. Do artists call them sales? Shows my ignorance regarding art.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2007
1:02 AM

Post #4301949

Not my decision, Karma...the lady bought them and is using them in that way. I would never have thought of that either...but she is a friend, so...
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 17, 2007
1:04 AM

Post #4301955

Oh, that's even better. She bought all of them. I thought you were sending them in to display and the produce shoppers would buy them.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2007
1:16 AM

Post #4301989

Nope, I probably didn't explain it very well. She ordered about 50 of them, these are the first 10. the remaining will be done before summer market...
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 17, 2007
1:21 AM

Post #4302003

Not you, I just can't read. . .lol.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 17, 2007
2:57 AM

Post #4302453

Hi Sarran, Traci and Karma!
Love your paintings Sharran, are they watercolours? 50!! thats a lot of work for you, I'm sure they will do well at the famers market, such a good idea for the subject matter. Maybe I should do that with some florists!!!
Traci, Lovely to have you back in the cafe! I for one, have REALLY missed you! I've even made a special sushi for you to welcome you back. I'll bring it in later!!!!!
Karma,...CONGRADULATIONS on another set of wedding designs, they are superb and I'm so happy to hear the bride was delighted with everything and that all your hard work went smoothly. Well done Sweetie pie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Has anyone seen Belle?
I've missed you all, by the way!!!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2007
3:04 AM

Post #4302525

Paintings are acrylic, terri.
thanks..
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 17, 2007
3:07 AM

Post #4302558

Good to be back, Terri. I miss you guys and actually go through withdrawals. Karma, you did amazing work. I am soooo proud of you. If I were to get married again (NOT!!) I would want you to do my wedding.

Terri, SUSHI???
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 17, 2007
3:19 AM

Post #4302619

Oh, so you want KARMA to do your next wedding...!!!!!!!!!!!!! no sushi now
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 17, 2007
3:40 AM

Post #4302691

Sharran, I'm 'showing off' my turnips, grown from seed by me for the very first time!!!!!! and they taste delicious mashed with my organically grown carrorts and loads of butter!!!!!!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 17, 2007
3:43 AM

Post #4302700

'The Turnip sister's' !!...

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2007
4:27 AM

Post #4302826

Verrrrrrrrry Coooooooool, Terri!!!!! Tres coool...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 17, 2007
4:41 AM

Post #4302896

Merci mon ami !!
I hope Traci's not sulking!!!!! I have her Sushi now . bon appetite mes ames!

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2007
4:45 AM

Post #4302913

De rien, ma petite...
Mais...Je suis une vegan...Je n'aime pas le sushi! Je prefere les fleurs!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 17, 2007
4:55 AM

Post #4302963

This is vegetarian sushi Shar, that is why those two 'friends' sneak the fishy sushi in when I'm not here!
In the old days they used to go back to the first cafe and hang about outside there, with their sushi!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2007
5:03 AM

Post #4302985

OH Yay!!!!!! That's why I said I prefered the flowers!!!!! Would rather eat them than raw fishy stuff! Sorry, ladies...just to each her own.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 17, 2007
5:14 AM

Post #4303012

Didn't you know this is a vegetarian cafe? ... oh dear, thats the advertising dept for you!!!!
Have you tried our tasty kebabs? ...
What veggies are on your list to paint?

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2007
5:18 AM

Post #4303023

Awwwwwwww, love the kabobs...lookin really good...drool, drool...

Veggies?? Well a variety of beans, kale, cucumber, raddish, green onions, squash, squash varieties, heirloom potatoes and tomatoes...just about any thing you can think of...eggplant...lots more.

But she has already purchased them, so they will be used at the market in some way. It is not a show for my work, just something she wanted to "class" up their market, I guess.

Comprendez??
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 17, 2007
8:28 PM

Post #4304581

Hey guys, I just did a crazy but wonderful thing. I am going to do an online course for floral arrangement. It is my pre-divorce present to myself. I am sooo excited, even if I only learn how to hold my flowers up. lol. It is study at your own pace and looks like it will be pretty fun. Yipee!!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2007
8:30 PM

Post #4304583

Good for you, Traci...you will love it! glad to hear from you this morning, was hoping you were doing good things for yourself.
S
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 17, 2007
8:34 PM

Post #4304591

Yep, I had my bad night and ready for a new day. Give a little splurge on myself.

Shar, do you know how to for lilies by any chance? I have so many and luckily didn't put them in the ground. They have been pre chilling for quite some time.

Thanks Darlin,
Traci
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 17, 2007
10:50 PM

Post #4304903

Si comprendez ! Well done selling them in a job lot like that! glad you enjoyed the kebabs.

Traci, good news with the floristry course, sounds like fun! make sure you let us join in, we can help with your 'homework'!!!!! I can't wait for the first project... What topics does the course cover?
About your lilies, why not put them all in planters for now, until you know where they are going!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 18, 2007
3:13 AM

Post #4305683

What kind of lilies Traci??? I took daughter shopping tonight, since she leaves tomorrow...so have been out on the town for awhile...so what kind of lilies?? I willprobably tell you the same thing as terri, but just to be sure...
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 18, 2007
3:57 AM

Post #4305797

Ornipet, Asiatic, LA's, OT's ummm...I have over 200 of them. I went coop crazy. I would just like to pot up a couple for myself. I think I have enough to spare. This doesn't include the spring ones I ordered.

Terry, here is our lesson plan. It is done with fakes, which I think is a wonderful idea, as I would go through $100's of dollars trying to do these with real flowers. lol.

http://www.pcdi.com/courses/fl/outline.html
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 18, 2007
4:00 AM

Post #4305811

Wow, Traci, it sounds like the fundamentals of Art...you will love this!!!
I hope you have an excellent teacher (s).
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 18, 2007
4:29 AM

Post #4305881

Hi Flowerpot cafe regulars!

Lesson plan .. it looks very thorough Traci, thanks for showing us in advance! we are going to be busy, when do we start? ! I don't know about artificial flowers in America, but here they are more expensive than real ones! It will be an exiting new project for next year, and this forum will be rocking if others join in too!!
eh Shar?

I bought a tropical bunch and arranged them for the cafe...using pinecones and feathers.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 18, 2007
4:35 AM

Post #4305895

Yep, terri..
Great feathers and tropicals, but where are the pine cones??
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 18, 2007
5:08 AM

Post #4305965

OooPs .. pinecones coming up!

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 18, 2007
5:11 AM

Post #4305972

WOW!!! Lovely as usual.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 18, 2007
5:19 AM

Post #4305994

Thanks Shar!
I hope Traci likes it! she will soon start telling us the balance is wrong the colours don't work there isn't any movement etc hahahhaa!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 18, 2007
5:31 AM

Post #4306012

Yep, critiques for sure!!!!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 18, 2007
6:06 AM

Post #4306093

I was a critic from the first day I got here and had never touched a flower to be arranged. Don't expect any changes. Terri, that is beautiful. I love how the size of the pot is counterbalanced so well with the height of the...HAHA.

Terri, they send everything to you. You pay for the course and they send the materials. I think it will be loads of fun for all of us. I can take pics of the lesson plan and away we go. It is go at your own pace. I may just use yours, Terri, and pass with flying colors.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 18, 2007
6:28 AM

Post #4306137

Traci you are so funny! ..
Well it's great you get all the materials included, that saves you hours of going around trying to find what you need. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations! and joining in with the fun bits!!!!!!!!
I don't like wiring, so it's a good job Karma is the expert on wedding flowers!
diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 20, 2007
2:32 AM

Post #4312077

Terriculture, You are my floral design guru. Your work is fantastic!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 20, 2007
7:20 PM

Post #4313926

Thankyou diggerette! is this a joke?!!!!!!
Welcome to our cafe, first drinks are always on the house!
You are welcome to come in and have a cuppa with us anytime.

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diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 20, 2007
7:35 PM

Post #4313950

Terriculture, No joke. I was just browsing the forums when I discovered this one. I'm very impressed with your designs and I want to create similiar floral designs for my home. They are truly inspirational.
Thanks,
Adele
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 20, 2007
7:51 PM

Post #4313976

Hi Adele,
Well if you are interested in floral design, you have come to the right forum!
Infact Pupilpropgr (Traci) is starting a floral design course soon and we are all going to join in and learn new things!
Thankyou for your kind comments! Terri
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
8:51 PM

Post #4314144

Hey Diggerette, glad you found us. I have never done an arrangement until I found this forum. Through the help of Terri and Karma, I actually have started doing so. Look above and see the link to the course I joined. I am going to do the whole thing on here, so we can learn together.

I splurged last night and bought a few flowers.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
8:52 PM

Post #4314147

Close ups

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
8:53 PM

Post #4314150

Couldn't afford many and will have to get greenery from yard, but fun anyway.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
8:55 PM

Post #4314152

FINALLY, vases and such

These are the tinies. Not all are vases, of course, but could be.

Water bottle for scale.

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
8:56 PM

Post #4314155

Mediums

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
8:57 PM

Post #4314157

Larger

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
8:58 PM

Post #4314162

Colored and unconventionals

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
9:00 PM

Post #4314165

another for height perspective

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
9:01 PM

Post #4314170

More unconventionals

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
9:02 PM

Post #4314176

LARGE

Of course I have lots of other things I could find to use, but this gives you an idea. Now, GIVE ME SOME IDEAS!!

I have marbles, moss, foam, clay, wire, floral wrap, pins for moss

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 20, 2007
9:55 PM

Post #4314301

Ahhhhhhh, love the minis, Traci...and all the reds.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
9:56 PM

Post #4314308

Thanks Shar. About to give a call to Soulja. Ya'll did fantastic!!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 20, 2007
10:02 PM

Post #4314321

Yep, it's up and running, thanks to her.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 20, 2007
10:16 PM

Post #4314357

Hi Traci,
Nice choice with your flowers, lovely christmasy colours.
Your containers are great! you've got a good variety of shapes and sizes. I especially like the 'uncoventional' ones.!
It sounds like you've got all the equipment to make cool stuff! Thanks for bringing everything in.

Hi Shar, How are you? would you like some shortbread or a mince pie?
I'll be back later !
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2007
10:22 PM

Post #4314376

Ummm...Terri, give me some ideas!!! That was the whole point. lol.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 20, 2007
10:39 PM

Post #4314413

Shortbread, terri, dahlin...please.

and hot tea to go with this dreary rainy very dark day.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 20, 2007
10:54 PM

Post #4314439

Ohhh SORRY!!! ... ummmmmmm lets see,
How about making a little gathering using all your red vases, with the red flowers and foliage, and maybe some gold accessories.
or
Fill up some clear vases with beads or pinecones, or spices, have the foam at the top (hidden) Use your foliage to make an outline for your design, fill in with your flowers, largest at the bottom.
or
The white oblong would be nice make a front facing parallel line

I'll have a look in the magazines I've got and see if I can find some arrangements with containers like yours.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 20, 2007
10:58 PM

Post #4314451

Ok Shar, I will bring that in! I hope someone gives me a new teapot for Christmas, I'm getting fed up with the 2 I've got!!!
diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 21, 2007
12:34 AM

Post #4314685

Hi Traci, Terri, Karma, Sharron and everyone else,
Thank you for being so warm and welcoming me in. Would anyone like some tea?
I have never arranged flowers before but I'm willing and eager to learn. It looks like a lot of fun. I do plan on taking a basic floral design course at the botanical gardens by my house in Jan.
I have no supplies. What kind of tools do I need?
Terri can you explain what you mean by- use your foliage to make an outline for your design. And what is your favorite kind of teapot?

Traci, Are all these vases for your classwork? The large green vase is a real beauty.

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
2:00 AM

Post #4314972

Hello again Adele!
Thanks for the offer of tea, but personally I don't like it!!! I'll have a coffee with you anytime.
I've just got to get Sharran her shortbread or I will get into trouble for slow service around here!

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
2:03 AM

Post #4314982

Hi Diggerette,
I'm always up for tea, but ironically, our English friend, Terry doesn't drink it. So, one cup for me.

You are just like me, willing and eager to learn. I have even shown my horrible attempts so they can tell me where I am going wrong. GO FOR IT!!

In my antics of trying this out, I started with paper towels and rubber bands. lol. Here are some things I have bought that I have used once, but very helpful.

Floral foam - the kind you can get wet. Didn't know there were others. Terri would say, "Get Oasis". You can find this and the following other items at Hobby Lobby, Micheals, or whatever big craft store you have in your area.

Floral Tape - waterproof. Tapes down the floral foam
Floral Clay - I know it holds the foam too, but I think there are other uses. TERRI AND KARMA!!!
Floral Wire - No idea on the gauge. It is used to wrap around stems so you can bend them into shape.
Floral picks - Once again, not sure on size. These look like fat toothpicks with wire on them. They make stems longer and stick in the floral foam well.
Sheet moss - I haven't used it yet, but glad I got it. It is used to cover up the foam or whatever so you don't see it.
Floral Pins - holds the sheet moss in place
Now don't laugh, but there is something I forgot the name of so I will try to describe. It is a green tape that you wrap around said picks and such to hide them. I also used it to wrap little flower stems together to make nosegays
Corsage pins - I want these. The long pins with the little pearls on the end.

That is all I know and have probably messed up a lot of it. It sounds like a lot, but these items are very inexpensive. Terri and Karma can give you lots more info. Also, I think there is a thread in cut flowers called floral tool box.

Terrie, would love the foliage answer too and what do you mean by front facing parallel lines? I got the parallel, but front facing?

Finally, the vases are just stuff I have collected over the years. Most aren't even vases. Some of them are olive trays, tea pots, old wall lights, candle holders, Milk of Magnesia old bottles, liquer decantors, sundae ice cream glasses, hurricanes, taper candle holders, baking dishes, etc. Just anything I can find. Shot glasses in cool colors or shapes, trays, and on and on. The funny thing is, I have all these and know I could use them is some fashion, just don't know how. lol.

Here are some good links
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/764452/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/752463/ - tool box, much more than I have.

Hope you take the course with us. I just received a letter in the mail that it is a few short days until my course arrives. I can't wait.

Traci
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
2:03 AM

Post #4314983

Lol on the tea!!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
2:14 AM

Post #4315011

Some of my first attempts. There are some really bad ones I didn't paste. lol.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=3982133
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=4014565
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=4211615
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
3:25 AM

Post #4315295

I wonder where I was when you did the first two Traci? I haven't seen them before, and must say, they are very elegant and beautiful!!!!!! I love the last one, it was for Teensy's birthday, very jolly colours in that one, and GREAT shape.
I simply meant with the parallel, that if it was for a tablecentre, you would mirror the lines on either side. Or if it was front facing it would be positioned infront of a wall or mantlepiece, viewed front only.

Adele, Most florists start their designs with the foliage or greenary first, so this becomes the 'outline' for your designs.
I don't have any (only sympathy tributes) showing step by step. I will do some after christmas.

I found some Christmas arrangements in my flower magazines. Sorry about the glare on some of them, it's the shinny magazine paper (obviously not my photography skills) at fault!!!!!! and if anyone wants the instructions for anything I will post them seperately.. enjoy

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
3:27 AM

Post #4315306

a tall arrangement

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
3:29 AM

Post #4315313

bright colours and ribbons

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
3:32 AM

Post #4315326

one tall, one low !

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
3:35 AM

Post #4315334

contemporary Christmas

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
3:37 AM

Post #4315350

Garden Angel

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
3:40 AM

Post #4315363

Tall vase with gerberas

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
3:43 AM

Post #4315371

gold vase

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
3:45 AM

Post #4315377

winter style

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
3:50 AM

Post #4315391

clear vase... thats all for tonight folks! I hope some of these inspire you to make something fabulous!!!!!

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
4:06 AM

Post #4315446

Hey Terri, I would love the instructions for one tall, tall vase for gerbera, & contemporary Christmas. I could read the instructions on the others I liked. Thanks dear.

This afternoon.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
4:20 AM

Post #4315491

Beautiful sunset! that would make a lovely painting ...
Which one do you want to try first traci?
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
4:49 AM

Post #4315563

contemporary Christmas please.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
5:46 AM

Post #4315711

Contemporary Christmas
This is a dramatic but quick and simple to create for the festive season.
Materials
Clear plastic double tray
two blocks coloured foam, red and purple
2/3 Phormium tenax leaves
6 gold cones on long sticks
4 Cornus alba
2 stems holly
7-9 red Gerbera
2 gilded lotus heads
few stems of Equisetum
decorative pins
Method
1. Cut the red foam in half and place either side of the purple foam in the long tray. You will need to soak the foam well, unlike the green foam this foam will take about 15 mins.
2. Pin the Equisetum onto the front of the foam.
3. Place the Phormium leaves in the centre, and then the lovely red Gerberas so that they are facing at slightly different angles.They look much more interesting that way.
4. Position one stem of holly and a few guilded cones at either end of the red foam.
5. Place a lotus seedhead down onto the foam to get a neat finish and cover the stem ends.
6. Insert a few red cornus stems in between the groups to create overall harmony.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
5:52 AM

Post #4315733

and don't worry if you haven't got all the exact materials, improvise, like when you're cooking and haven't got all the ingredients!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
6:52 AM

Post #4315818

Hey girl, I have used paper towels and rubber bands, and goodness knows what else to make stuff work. lol.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
6:59 AM

Post #4315829

I might try that one myself! why not...
no coloured foam so?
no Phormium so?
no lotus heads so?
no gerbera so?

Technicalities my dear!!!!!!!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
7:01 AM

Post #4315831

I just really read it and this should be VERY interesting to see what I come up with. lol.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 21, 2007
7:05 AM

Post #4315833

me too!! see you back here with above mentioned display sometime soon ish!!
Got to go Christmas shopping sometime!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
7:06 AM

Post #4315834

Ta!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
11:11 AM

Post #4315957

Ok, a little more gaudy then I expected, but I had limited items to work with (that is my excuse and I am sticking to it. lol) Rolled wet foam in glitter, destroyed some unknown plant for leaves, used fake berries and gold thingy, and marbles and leaves to cover the horrid bottom. I used a 6" wide piece of foam, as I didn't have enough stuff to make a larger one. So...here goes...it may be a little bright, so watch your eyes...

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
11:14 AM

Post #4315959

Darn that is large, let's see if this is better.

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diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 21, 2007
12:41 PM

Post #4316084

Traci,
I don't think it's gaudy and I think your first attempts are beautiful in form.
I'm going to the floral district this Saturday to buy supplies. Thanks for the supply list.

Terri, Do flowers submerged in water last as long as the flowers out of the water?

Don't worry, I can serve tea,coffee,booze, whatever you girls want.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
12:46 PM

Post #4316092

Booze here please. I just looked at it again and the foam is only 4" wide. I keep coming up with justifications. Thanks for the comments.

What is the flower district. It sounds like a road in Heaven.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
12:47 PM

Post #4316095

Oh, learned last night that a hot glue gun comes in handy. Mine is an el cheapo, but it worked.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 21, 2007
2:13 PM

Post #4316277

Sorry I kind of disappeared. My shopping is almost done. . .I hope to have some time left to gift wrap attentively. Thanks so much for all the comments on the bridal bouquet. Traci, I will definitely do your wedding flowers. . .NO CHARGE. . .when you DO decide to. Thanks for the vote of confidence. Will post more pics when I have some time.

Terri, thanks for the layouts. Wow, those are gorgeous arrangements. I wish I could have some time to try one of those. Traci did an excellent job with hers. OMG, I can't believe she is already at this level. Do you have a trophy to lend her for the month? Not exactly like the magazine photo, but that's what makes it so GREAT! She used the photo only as a guide and the rest is just her own creativity. WOW WOW WOW. Traci, stop eavesdropping. . .you did an awesome job girl!

Hi Shar! Welcome Diggerette! Hope you will enjoy yourself here.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2007
2:32 PM

Post #4316318

I think I heard you speed talking, Karma. You have been a busy girl lately. Glad to know you will do my flowers. Can you marry yourself. Kind of like a reclaiming of who you were. I, Traci, take the, Old Traci, to once again be the person I was. What kind of flowers would you use?

Thanks Karma. It just seems so gaudy because the gold thingys and berry thingys are fake plastic. That is what I don't like. But it was 3 in the morning and I couldn't go rob the yard as I couldn't see it. lol. I really do appreciate you saying such. I will pat myself on the back for one thing. The glitter on the floral foam. I thought that was pretty swift.

Are you going to do the course with us?? It will be very slow going, as I will not be doing it when I have Teensy. So, there will be plenty of time. I get her back on Sunday. Whoo Hoo!!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 21, 2007
2:59 PM

Post #4316400

Hmmm the kind of flowers are totally up to you. . .But being that you're a bulb girl, I see tulips and hydrangeas everywhere! Marry yourself in late winter/early spring. Bouquets of tulips and bear grass with lots of hydrangeas/viburnum. Maybe lilac too? Gosh, I want to do a spring wedding. I've been requested to do one in April, but dh will still be in school. . .so I haven't answered her yet.

I know what you mean about plasticy stuff. I can't tell by your pics. I'm real selective with buying artificial stuff. The flowers have to look extremely real. I never buy from walmart, kmart, or even michaels. I like the ones from hobby lobby (they're almost always on sale 50% off too), pier 1, tjmax, marshalls, and target at times. And I never buy them regular price.

Not sure what course you're talking of. . .will have to rescan the posts. Happy to hear you will have her back Sunday. Does that mean you will have her for christmas? I can't imagine how much you must miss her. And I can't imagine how much she misses you.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 21, 2007
6:42 PM

Post #4317017

Traci, your arrangement is lovely. You did good!, Little Girl! Yayyyyy for Traci.
diggerette
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 22, 2007
1:47 AM

Post #4318103

Hi All,
Traci, the floal district in New york is about 4 streets long and 2 Aves wide. It has wholesale and retail floral stores. There are store like this one.I found this picture on the web. The district use to be bigger and it is shrinking rapidly.
I'll try to make a version of Contemporary Christmas,too. This is going to be fun.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 22, 2007
2:48 AM

Post #4318225

Hi Everyone...
Traci WOO HOO!! Amaising and fabulous!
This is your best arrangement so far, I think it's really great. You have used so many creative ideas,love the glitter, ribbon and petals everywhere! Well done ... trophy on it's way to you!

Hi Karma, we have missed you! nice to see you back.

Adele, I'm so glad you are going to join in with our cafe! It looks like you are going to have a great choice of flowers and foliage from those flower markets. To answer your question about flowers being underwater, thay last longer out, with only the stems in water. I usually only use old flowers underwater, make arrangements, take pictures and then dry them out for other projects.I hardly ever throw plant material away!!
I'm just calling in with a fresh brew. YES it's my yellow teapot AGAIN!!! I wish you kind ladies would make some teapot arrangements sometime, this is the FLOWERPOT cafe and we need fun teapots!! Please Darlings...
I haven't done the contemporary yet!!!!

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2007
5:53 AM

Post #4318851

A little late, but it is decaf. Hope you enjoy. It might be spiked a bit, so don't drink to fast!!

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pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2007
6:03 AM

Post #4318866

Oh, sorry!! Meant to tell everyone thank you.

Karma, I think you got into my mind on my wedding to myself. Tulips and hydrangea are two of my absolute fave's, of course the ones in lilac/blue. Great job. Now what kind of dress do you wear to a wedding to yourself. Antique white, simple, strappy, silky?

Sharran thanks. After today, I am I tired little girl. lol.

Adele, That looks like Nirvana. What fun that would be!! Can't wait to see what you come up with. This is lots of fun and as you can see, they go easy on ya. lol.

Terri, I am blushing and bowing. Of course, the whole sprinkle of flowers and such came from you. I always notice you do that and I like the touch. The best so far?? I really appreciate it and accept the trophy with humility. ;^)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 22, 2007
6:03 AM

Post #4318867

I can see a whacky style emerging...love it!!
Thankyou, hardly anyone ever makes me a coffee...you are kind...
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2007
6:13 AM

Post #4318878

Hope you mean Wacky as in good Wacky. I like that!!

I will TRY to do something with the ONE teapot I have tomorrow.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 22, 2007
6:21 AM

Post #4318889

'cause I mean good wacky, just 'cos I can't spell !!!
A new teapot for the cafe would be good, thankyou.
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2007
6:27 AM

Post #4318891

LOL. Didn't even notice you misspelled it. Now, what to do with pink pom pom, tiny chinese laterns and yellow gerbers? Could be fun?
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2007
8:16 AM

Post #4318966

I'm going to start a new thread, as this one has gotten a bit long. Please get behind me in a single file line and follow to the next thread. No pushing, pinching or breaking line.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/798908/

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 22, 2007
8:29 AM

Post #4318972

Thankyou Traci!
What if the new girl can't find her way to the next cafe ?
Someone keep a look out for her OK?

I haven't got anything good to take to the new cafe!!!!!! too short notice...
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2007
8:37 AM

Post #4318975

Will help keep an eye out. YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING. Phish!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 22, 2007
8:47 AM

Post #4318979

Phish...with nobs on!!

It's your turn to make the tea...Hahahahaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

ok Polly? put the kettle on...

This is too much fun, I must go shopping or we will be walking the streets looking for scraps, with holes in our shoes and snow falling down...
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2007
9:03 AM

Post #4318985

Just put newspaper in the bottom of your shoes. I heard that works. My ONLY teapot is an olive green. I don't have any flowers that would go with it. I will try to think of something, but don't expect a miracle.

Polly? That is my GM name.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 22, 2007
9:14 AM

Post #4318990

You have leaves and pink pom poms, what's the problem? I suppose your gorgeous pink camelia is out of the question?

GM? no comprende ...
Polly put the kettle on is a nursery rhyme, surely you know that one!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2007
9:29 AM

Post #4318997

Nope, don't know that one. I know I'm a little tea pot. Does that count?

The pink pom pom is literally a cheerleading pom pom. The camelia's aren't out, but they would not look good with this pot. Maybe I could cover the teapot with pink glitter. I do have it. lol.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 22, 2007
9:59 AM

Post #4319013

It would add to your 'glitter series' for sure! or you could make a pattern instead of covering it all.
Fiber optic pom poms, you could wire some of them so they stick up in different directions.

pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2007
10:09 AM

Post #4319017

Nope cheap dollar store poms for Teensy. I am working on an idea.

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