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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2008
6:49 PM

Post #4560485

I like to make an arrangement or 2 in the spring and summer to have outside on our deck or potting table. Do you do something similar? I know there are flowers in the garden but I just like having some on a table or bench.
Here is one on my potting table from years past.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2008
6:52 PM

Post #4560491

Here is one from last year that I had on our bar table. Notice all the leaves in the water, well I have already learned from this forum, don't do that anymore, thanks!
Candee

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 20, 2008
2:37 AM

Post #4562450

Hi candee,
You are my kind of gal already! Lovely outdoor arrangements, a real picture! Have I seen that hat on a tropical oasis somewhere?!!!
Thanks for a new outside arrangements thread, great idea.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2008
12:14 PM

Post #4563570

Actually, that is a different hat, but straw just the same. Love those hot pinks. Hoping it is soon nice enough to get outdoors, I have a lot of garden stuff to do. I always cut my grasses back on 3/5/ and that is getting close.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 21, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4566296

I am also waiting for spring to arrive, so much to do when it finally gets here.
A bowl of leaves and petals outside.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2008
12:18 PM

Post #4567774

Fabulous, you are so creative, I would have never thought of such a lovely idea. Are they in water? How long will an arrangement like that last? Now I am even more anxious for our posey season to begin!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 23, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4575283

Hi candee,
Thanks, Yes, they are in water. Usually when I take an arrangement apart and the flowers may be a bit bruised or past their best, they do really well in water displays. Change the water every day until you want to dry them out! I hardly throw any flowers away.
Evergreen foliage works well in water...

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2008
1:51 PM

Post #4576789

Thank you for the information. I had no idea abot the foliage and will now try this technique in my arrangements this year! Can't wait. And to think the most I ever did was float a dahlia or some such posey, now I have all kinds of new ideas thanks to you.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 23, 2008
5:40 PM

Post #4577729

I love sharing ideas Candee! Have you got any more 'outside' arrangements to show us?
Your garden looks beautiful, it must take a lot of work.

Mine is quite small and cottage like..

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #4577879

Those are really fantastic. I use those clear marbles inside the vase, you really do think "outside" the container! LOL
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2008
6:20 PM

Post #4577891

I am going to have to get more inventive this season having seen your masterpieces. Here are my onions.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 23, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #4577905

Lol .. Thanks, I was looking forward to another of yours!!!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 23, 2008
6:27 PM

Post #4577921

Your arrangement looks really pretty in the white vase. Very impressive onions! and the clematis is a beauty.
I can't wait for the warm sunny days to come back again.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2008
7:04 PM

Post #4578051

Same here, am getting a bit weary of the dreary!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 23, 2008
7:16 PM

Post #4578101

Here's a bit of sunshine for you! a sunflower made with pine cones, chrysanths, wire and garden leaves.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2008
7:44 PM

Post #4578205

Oh thank you so sweet of you. Where do you come up with these ideas, you are a genius at creativity!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 24, 2008
6:19 PM

Post #4582281

Hi Candee, Glad you liked it, not sure where the ideas come from!
It is dark and cold here today, more like winter again than spring. Have you got any more sunny flower pictures to brighten the day?!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2008
8:22 PM

Post #4582723

Well this is not from a photo today; however, we were on the hottub deck after cutting back all of the tall grasses and it was a sunny 50 winter day and we put on some music on the outside speakers and there we were sitting in front of the hottub. Much like this photo!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 24, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #4583456

I like the way you have 'arranged' hubby sitting in the sunshine as the focal point,
surrounded by all your lovely plants!
Loud music, hottub, Island of dreams, whatever next!

Here hubby leaves his crossword behind!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2008
12:16 PM

Post #4585346

Those are perfect. Few of my flowers are w/o flaw, yours look like they are really healthy. Do you have no problems with bugs?
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 25, 2008
9:27 PM

Post #4587363

Candee,
I love your yard and find something new to look at each time you show it. I now am dying to know what the house looks like as I could see a partial Dutch roof. I am an architectural freak as well.

May Princess Tammy always have beautiful architecture.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2008
12:36 AM

Post #4588174

Thank you so much, but the house is a house, a cape cod. Must admit that Steve and I are artists (on the side) and have done some unique things inside, but the architecture is nothing special. Wespend most of our time outside, in the spring and summer in the gardens and the fall and winter in the hottub dreaming of new garden ideas.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 29, 2008
4:54 PM

Post #4604955

Hi Candee, I do have a slug probem sometimes, but these days I grow more things that the slugs don't bother with and then I'm not so disapointed. I gave up on delphiniums and hostas.
The pink gerberas and chrysanths in my crossword arrangement were from the florists, the roses came from my garden.
What art do you make?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 29, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #4605063

Here is a link to the artwork - It is all made in wood, I draw and paint and Steve does all the cutting by hand. We have had a lot of fun together consulting on these as we go.

http://hhcreations.com/Wood%20Works%20of%20Art.htm
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 29, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #4605124

Wow, such talent and skill between you, they are so fresh and beautiful. Great wood art, the tulip basket is my fav I think ,but it is hard to choose. Thankyou so much for sharing your art work.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 29, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #4605177

what paint do you use?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 29, 2008
6:03 PM

Post #4605216

acrylic for the most part but have used oil texture for some such as the mink stole in the lady pic.
Thanks for your kind compliments. They keep us out of trouble (sometimes LOL).
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 29, 2008
6:10 PM

Post #4605236

Are the parrots on sticks in the ground? Have you made any 3D pieces or sculptures in wood for the garden?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 29, 2008
7:02 PM

Post #4605437

The parrots are about 2" thick and have sanded curved edges and then are grooved and painted and coated with sparurethane. They actually need to be redone as they are starting to look a bit shabby after all these years. They are actually screwed to the fence from the other side and so is the driftwood which they are perched on. Cool idea I had, huh?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 29, 2008
7:17 PM

Post #4605482

Very cool idea!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 29, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #4606199

I get a few now and then LOL!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 2, 2008
3:07 PM

Post #4612237

Candee, Wow!
Fantastic work. I really loved the Odd Swan, Mountain and Streams, Egrit, Tulips, and Vase. I also love your ladies. Well, the Parrot on a Grape Vine was pretty cool too. Let's just say I like them all. LOL.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #4612758

Thank you all so much. We do have the mountain and stream one in our home, but all the others are long gone. That tulip was a gift to my MIL and she cherishes it to this day.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 8, 2008
6:20 PM

Post #4638444

Hi Candee, I found another one from last summer!!!
Still too cold to go outside!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2008
4:18 PM

Post #4642027

That is gorgeous, why yummy shades of yellow. Outside today to repot my musa but it is very cold and windy - about 38 degrees!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 23, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #4849339

Nearly time to dust away the cobwebs and get the garden chairs out! Look forward to 'Outside arrangements' everyone!!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2008
11:32 AM

Post #4851231

Lovely. I have the chairs out and did the dusting but needs done about every day here! I look forward to sitting at my little stool at the potting table and making something striking for the outdoors as well, thanks for the inspiration to get started.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 27, 2008
4:44 AM

Post #4870029

SO pretty!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 27, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #4872373

Thanks Sally!
Hope we get lots of sunny days to make outside arrangements this year Candee!

Found a single freesia flowering, so here it is outside in a vase amongst the forget me nots.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
10:22 PM

Post #4872970

Oh my Terri the freesia is wonderful, I had them one year but never came back. Here is my one of the first outside arrangements. A bit of lilac finally in bloom.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 27, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #4873458

What a lovely setting, for a perfect spring arrangement! Love the lilacs and soft colours,they go so well with the white vase.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2008
11:15 AM

Post #4875673

Thank you. I tell you just keeping the pollen off the outside furniture is a challenge this year, everything is coated thickly!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 28, 2008
10:46 PM

Post #4878845

I haven't noticed the pollen here yet. Guess what? I got stung by a wasp yesterday. Not fair not nice!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #4879646

Uh oh. We keep Adolphs meat tenderizer in the fishin tackle box, on the kitchen counter, in the jeep at the cabin and in the medicine chest because it is greatest for bee stings, takes the sting right out right away. Just make a little paste with water and voila sting is gone, but must use it immediately upon getting stung! Go get yourself some Terri and watch where you are stepping.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
2:10 PM

Post #4909042

Will post a few of my Plants in Pots that decorate our porches. This is a double begonia.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #4909055

Here is the corner stand it is on.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
2:14 PM

Post #4909066

Pots of geranium, etc.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
2:17 PM

Post #4909076

Stocks, dusty miller and geranium

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
2:20 PM

Post #4909100

White stock on table outside garage.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2008
2:44 PM

Post #4909222

And yet one more of mixed stock.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 6, 2008
7:19 PM

Post #4915084

Hi Candee, WoW! you have been busy, good idea to show us some of you outside containers. They are all looking great. Love the corner stand, what is the white flower in with the gorgeous double red begonia?
Your stocks look beautiful, I imagine they smell lovely. Is that Lantana? in with the stocks, I LOVE those!
I can see your lilies in the background have put on loads of growth, look forward to those flowering.
Thankyou!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2008
11:27 AM

Post #4918076

I'll have to check, I knew when I bought it Terri, but the mind is a terrible thing to lose LOL. Yes that is lantana in some pots and a little dusty miller. Have you ever put the stock in pots before? I have one that is not looking so good today?
Oh, yes the lilies, I have tons of them and just wait till you see!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 8, 2008
2:33 PM

Post #4923621

Hi Candee, I usually put the stocks in pots or window boxes so they are higher off the ground and I can smell them easier!!

I was given a bunch of sweet peas, here they are in a vase amongst the forget me nots!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2008
9:39 PM

Post #4925339

Sweet arrangement . Neat idea to have a vase in the garden, makes me start thinking uh oh!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #4934830

Poppys and yellow tree peony now in bloom.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2008
2:27 AM

Post #4934836

Little bit closer!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #4937343

Lovely colours! the combinations are so fresh. Your yellow Peony is soooooooo beautiful.

Sweetpeas and Hydranga in watering can.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2008
7:04 PM

Post #4937352

Ranunculus added to the mix!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 15, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #4952500

The tree peonies are spectacular. I really like your ranunculus and sweet peas. I started some sweet peeas and they are beginning to pop up - you are an inspiration as I have never had them before either. Thank you Terri!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 15, 2008
9:11 PM

Post #4956391

Thank you! I'm glad your sweet peas have popped up, they smell so gorgeous, possibly my favourite flowers !!!! I can't imagine a summer without them.



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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

May 15, 2008
10:01 PM

Post #4956535

Candee, those vibrant colors are to die for! Your flowers look great in their natural outdoor settings. Terri, those tulip. . .screaming GORGEOUS!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2008
4:04 PM

Post #4959918

Thank you Karma, now that I step back and take a look they do blend nicely. Terri, I will likely have to post my sweet pea photos for an ID as I can't recall what I planted where as usual! Guess I can just watch the pots for some color and then match them to your beauties.
So Karma, what have you got coming in store for us?
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

May 17, 2008
12:22 PM

Post #4963792

Candee, I don't have anything at the moment. I'm just going along for the ride. Maybe some time later.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2008
8:52 PM

Post #4965560

Thanks karma!
Candee, you will need to tie the sweet peas to canes for them to grow up! better find them soon .haha!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 18, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #4969136

Oh, I didn't know that, they are a vine ???
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 18, 2008
10:55 PM

Post #4970369

They are climbers and need support, here's some from last year.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
11:51 AM

Post #4972729

Well can I be any more clueless ^_^. Thanks for the pic, guess I'll be putting some of my plant holders in a few pots!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
9:17 PM

Post #4975089

These used to be fringed shasta daisies but last year and this they flourished w/o the fringe??? Still cute for little arrangements.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 19, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #4975096

A peek closer.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 3, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #5048075

Very Very nice curve. Love the way it flows!
The flower shapes and colours work well together. Glad to see you have been keeping busy Candee. LoL!!
firstyard
Dalton, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #5048834

Ok, guys! Fess up!! You are really internationally renowned professional designers masquerading as regular folk on DG. You have to be! Everything is soooo creative and aesthetically perfect!

If I were that good you'd never be able to pull me away from my table (except to go to the garden and cut more flowers)!

firstyard
Dalton, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #5048886

Oh, and after looking at the "flowers yard to vase " thread, I'm convinced you're all professional photographers as well!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2008
11:29 AM

Post #5050702

LOL firstyard, we are all then really great professional amateurs. I have never even read a magazine about arrangements and as for the camera I have read the book and am still learning. I thought the same thing when I first came here, I was sure I knew who the professionals are and then I came to understand that we are just a bunch of highly creative folks and a few here really outstanding ability to create from their imaginations. I think of myself as somebody with a good eye for color and I know what I like, others here are much more "professional" and spend much more time on their creations. I am more of a stick it together and step back and add or remove as my eye sees fit.
At any rate you will love it here, I can tell and so another great big welcome.
Candee
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 6, 2008
4:50 PM

Post #5063238

Time for another outside arrangement ...c'mon firstyard !!!!!!

Ok here's a summer hat for those hot summer days.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 6, 2008
4:58 PM

Post #5063271

I used a shallow wicker basket to hold the floral foam, placed the crochet hat onto the foam and inserted the flowers through the holes.
It had green grapes on it too, but I ate them before the photos were taken ...Sorry!!!!!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2008
11:22 AM

Post #5081375

lol about the grapes. Your idea is another splendid one, I do so enjoy your creations. The lilies are really a lovely deep wine, hope I see a few soon here!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2008
8:33 PM

Post #5088873

I second that comment - what a NEAT idea. I have a variety of hats around since I have been on the lookout for the perfect summer hat for years - wide enough brim to provide shade, but doesn't flop all over my face, and can be packed easily in a suitcase. I am so glad you told us how you set up your arrangement with the floral foam and all...I was wondering how the flowers stay so fresh looking.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2008
1:17 PM

Post #5092061

Thanks Candee and soilsandup
Actually I got the idea of using a hat from seeing candee's straw hat in one of the arrangements above!
I bought 3 lily stems at the florists, it was the colour of them that caught my eye.
Here they are with some garden roses and foliage.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2008
1:21 PM

Post #5092081

There were lots of flowers and buds on the stems.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2008
1:26 PM

Post #5092099

My garden roses are flowering well this year!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2008
1:42 PM

Post #5092178

Wow, they sure are lovely. My garden roses although just one bush, was never good with roses, it doing well in the heat and humidity here as well. Am surprised as in years past actually thought at times the entire bush had croaked.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2008
5:55 PM

Post #5093412

I have been rooting the prunings to make more rose bushes around the garden, most have taken, some are even flowering!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 12, 2008
7:30 PM

Post #5093859

Terri, cool using the foam to insert the flowers into the hat. Candee, may I see the vase without the flowers by the mirror?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:38 PM

Post #5099287

Thanks Karma.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 15, 2008
7:08 PM

Post #5108138

Everyone in our house was out today. Peace! I spent the day pottering around the garden enjoying myself.
Candee, I noticed the Red Valerian is not so good this year. I cut it all down, hope the second flush comes back better.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 15, 2008
7:17 PM

Post #5108159

A jug of Roses, Red Valarian and Russian Vine.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 15, 2008
7:22 PM

Post #5108175

by candlelight!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2008
11:35 AM

Post #5110694

Very nice Terri, really like the candles so soothing. Yes Karma will take a pic when I dump this arrangement. It is a little brass 3 tier kinda thing. I love it, but it does need polished so don't look too close when I post it please.
Terri, my red valerian has bloomed great, but just not keeping in the arrangements like it has in years past.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 16, 2008
11:07 PM

Post #5113610

Thanks Candee.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #5113940

First of the daylilies. Figure this one out!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #5113960

Coreopsis-tickweed in the brass tier container and a bit of scabiosa and campanula

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #5113967

Oops here is the whole thing.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 18, 2008
4:22 PM

Post #5122772

I like your 'figure this one out'... Fantastic idea! how did you do it??? Tell all, dear friend haha!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2008
5:28 PM

Post #5123103

First I had to find a big tree, with a big knot in it. Then I had to carve out a nice flat area and let the sap and water drain, then I had to gently place the glass vase inside the trunk ------ ohhhhhh, who am I kidding, it is a treetrunk frame around the photo then I erased part of it to give it the 3 dimensional effect!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 18, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #5124732

You nearly had me there, I thought you had been wood carving for sure!
It's a photo trick, very clever!!
BTW, it's karma who wants to see your 3 tier container empty!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2008
11:29 AM

Post #5126655

Thanks, I knew I should have gone back and read the thread when unsure, but I obviously didn't do that!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 12, 2008
4:42 PM

Post #5246925

Sunny sunflower!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2008
9:04 PM

Post #5253202

Oh, I just love yellow, that certainly puts a smile on my face, so cheery!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 22, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #5298748

Thanks Candee!
Would love to see some more outside arrangements or containers!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2008
11:36 AM

Post #5300707

I will try to get more posted this afternoon. Been so busy working on the Longwood photos and then made a couple arrangements after breadmaking yesterday and today is first day back to work.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #5383566

Tried something new and must leave it out as I am not sure the stone dish will hold the water and would not want a wet table inside.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 8, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #5383836

Beautiful! and Stunning in that setting. A treat this evening, thanks Candee.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2008
11:29 AM

Post #5385272

Thanks and I had just finished mowing the lawn LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 11, 2008
2:08 PM

Post #5398997

It would look nice with some caladium leaves in it LoL!!!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2008
2:47 PM

Post #5399156

LOL, great idea Terri, I just hope I have some that have a hint of that peachy/pink in them? Hum, do you have a couple I could borrow?
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2008
9:58 PM

Post #5401047

Terri, where was I when you posted that arrangement with the russian vine. I just love it! So romantic with all the candles. I bet your garden parties are just fabulous.

Candee, love the vase in the "knot of the tree". Very pretty. Is that a dahlia in your latest arrangment? Drop dead gorgeous. Lovely arrangement to accompany your garden. Thanks for the peek into your garden. I loved seeing it.

I'm a little late with the sweet pea topic. I had some blooming when it was cooler, but I didn't let it climb on anything at first because the seed packet said no staking required. I started to intertwine it onto my fence after it started flopping over. I didn't care for it too much but I will try again next year using the bamboo stakes like you did, Terri. The seeds were super easy to grow, so I will love to try again.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2008
11:52 AM

Post #5403203

Thanks karma, my dahlias are quite a treat in my gardens. I have some of the dinner plate ones and others are cactus dahlias and yes that is one in the arrangement above.

I was quite disappointed in the sweet peas that I have. The ones in too much sun croaked and the ones in the larger pot that I inserted bamboo stakes for are quite viney, but have only produced 1 blue flower, one red and one white? They are nothing like the ones that Terri has that are full of blooms. But I would never have known if not for trying.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 12, 2008
6:50 PM

Post #5404784

Thanks Karma, the sweet peas have had it now, so I'm just leaving them to produce seeds, for next year.

Outside arrangement, here's my ginger tree!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 12, 2008
6:53 PM

Post #5404799

Lily arrangement.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #5406041

LOL, we musta both had yellow on the brain this evening Terri! That is very pretty and the ginger in the distance is quite an eyeful of beauty. Don't you just love the gardens and the outdoor arranging. I just replaced what was croaking in this one, yep the same caladium you suggested. The cactus dahlia reminds me of a water lily.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2008
4:42 PM

Post #5408952

Nice, Candee and Terri. What kind of ginger plant is that Terri? I don't dare put anything outside here since it is still very hot. Expected high of 103 degrees. Ugh.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 14, 2008
6:52 PM

Post #5414210

Looks lovely, the dahlia does look like a waterlily!

It's a bunch of ginger flowers I bought at the florists, the girl asked if I wanted the stems cut, I said NO thankyou!
I tied them together to a make a tree! I'm going to play about with them for a whlie until I leave them to dry.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 14, 2008
6:57 PM

Post #5414239

Lilies...

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2008
10:18 PM

Post #5414906

Very pretty! Does the arrangement last long in the yellow stuff? What is it by the way?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 14, 2008
11:47 PM

Post #5415202

Thanks Karma, they are water crystals. The coloured balls change the colour of the water when they are first hydrated.
I added some plastic re-usable ice cube (fruit shapes). It should last the normal amount of time.

Here's a mix of yellow and red.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2008
5:17 PM

Post #5418480

I am beginning to think my favorite color is yellow. What a nifty idea as well with the reusable ice cubes, you think of everything gal!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 15, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #5419654

Thanks Candee, I think yellow grows on you, I never used to like yellow flowers much, but they always come out bright and cheerful in the photos.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #5424442

I agree friend, never much liked it myself until this year, has a whole new appearance for some reason and now I am really likin it
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 2, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #6493121


Happy Outside arrangements 2009!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2009
7:22 PM

Post #6497966

Well that is just lovely Terri, you have such an eye for detail!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 3, 2009
8:57 PM

Post #6498356

Thanks Candee, I gave it to my neighbour for her Birthday, she said she liked it. LoL!
Nice the weather is warming up and we can start doing stuff outside. It's been a long winter for all of us.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2009
11:25 PM

Post #6499003

How nice of yu, but we know how special you are! Sure your b-day neighbor loved it!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2009
5:48 AM

Post #6500693

That is a wonderful present for your neighbor. Too bad there is an ocean and a whole bunch of land between us LoL.
We had such an odd two weeks - was around 60 degrees, jumped up to 90 degrees, dropped back down to the 60's, and then a huge rainstorm.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 4, 2009
1:13 PM

Post #6501500


Many Thanks!
The weather is so unpredictable Dianne, we never know what we are going to get next!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2009
3:18 PM

Post #6502230

I know what you mean Dianne, this weather is really bizarre. We had the same 45 then 90 then constant rain. Can't remember the last time I still had the furnace on in May?

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