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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #5509433

The theme for this month at the flower club I go to is Autumn Shades.
Only four arrangements to see in the competion entries, I think some members are away on holidays.

This arrangement had roses, sunflowers, crocosmia seed pods,chinese lanterns and foliage

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #5509443

Carnations, berries and foliage

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #5509457

Red hot poker, carnations celosa,foliage and a piece of wood sitting on a glass vase.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #5509468

Sunflowers,ornamental cabbages, chinese lanterns,roses, dreid palm leaves,pinecones and conifer.
This is mine!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #5509502

The demonstrator made six arrangements, but my camera ran out of battery after I photographed three!
Her theme was 'Light my fire'!

This one she used a shopping bag,... shopping lights her fire!
Lilies, bells of Ireland, black stems (they dont show up on the photo)

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #5509525

Inspired by a glass perfume bottle, dahlia,roses and freesias

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #5509538

Pedestal arrangement, roses, dahlias, carnations, rosehips, crocosmia seed pods and foliage.
I was lucky to win this one in the raffle!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #5509575

Here it is on the table in my garden.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 5, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #5509593

Looking forward to seeing everyones Autumn Shades!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2008
5:26 PM

Post #5524975

Looks like your class members are being inspired by your work, much like I have been. Their arrangements are beginning to become displays as well. I like the one particularly with the wood in the vase, neat design.
Yours is splendid with the pinecombs and quite the centerpiece.
What a great theme "lite my fire" LOL. That centerpiece you did is fabulous, lovin the colors and all the different variety of flowers. Again they are getting better, the bag is a neat idea and is sparkling, but yours takes the prize again!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 9, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #5526663

Too kind dear!!!! Thanks.





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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2008
11:24 AM

Post #5528401

LOL would you expect any less from me "mother earth" herself!!! LOL, you know saint of all saints, just kidding you know. I am not being partial, yours really stand out above the others always.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 15, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #5552465

I love your arrangement Terri!!! It's very fresh and original!! Most of the other ones are nice but all sort of look the same. tee hee.

Steven
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 15, 2008
1:08 AM

Post #5552470

Just have to add I love the kale and sunflower heads!!!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

September 15, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #5552480

A quick arrangement I made yesterday.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 16, 2008
12:34 PM

Post #5558261

Nice one Sally, what is that on??? Looks like flat stones? Love the black as a contrast.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

September 16, 2008
7:50 PM

Post #5559849

It is a slate rock with a built in vase with a frog inside for flowers. There is a polished area for a little "pond" with the rocks and dragonfly.

This is really large. I also have a small one.

Hubby and I bought them at an art festival in July.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 16, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #5560633

Great purchase, love that concept of slate, what a great arrangement it produces. I bet it is quite heave to tote around.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

September 17, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #5561051

Yes, it is heavy! So is my largest flower aquarium! ha.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2008
11:40 AM

Post #5567126

Well it is fabulous darling!
I have an idea for my fall arrangement and will get it together soon as I can. Am off work tomorrow but will be power washing decks for the weekend and so not likely to have a moment for playing, but soon as that is finished!!!
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

September 19, 2008
12:15 PM

Post #5571278

here the festival
elle

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ellesgh
Humansville, MO

September 19, 2008
12:18 PM

Post #5571287

one more
elle

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2008
5:21 PM

Post #5576554

That is an expansive fall arrangement elle, you have really been busy with fall planning. Would love to stop by and take a peek and purchase one of those items. Quite a spread you have managed, good luck on the sales.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2008
7:30 PM

Post #5577009

Finally got around to mine, it has some type of grasses and some cattails that have started to go to seed I guess??? And of course the lovely zinnias and pine combs from up north where they get very large in Canada and the basket is deerskin! How much more fall can you get? LOL

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2008
8:17 PM

Post #5577164

Here is the close view of the zinnias, mum and of course sedum as they all last forever.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

September 21, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #5578587

That is very pretty, Haighr!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 21, 2008
1:38 PM

Post #5579950

Thank you Steven, looking forward to seeing your Autumn arrangement. tee hee!

Hi Sally, Thanks for adding your pretty arrangement. I LOVE your new slate container, it would be nice to see them both side by side!! Great design having a built in vase. I might try to make something like that in the pottery class. Thanks for the idea!!

elle, your stall looks good, hope the sales were great! Thanks for sharing you Autumn festival.

Candee, VERY nice! Love the use of grasses, giving movement. Your pinecones are HUGE!!! gorgeous, what else are you going to do with them????? the close ups of the Zinnas and sedum are invisible but I guess thats just a blonde moment. haha! Thanks for making an Autumn arrangement for us.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2008
2:06 PM

Post #5580050

Lol, was having a problem with the photos uploading yesterday for some reason, waited and waited and was lucky to get the first one to post. Got tired waiting for the second. So here is another attempt to post it. The pinecombs came from canada and they are huge.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 21, 2008
2:16 PM

Post #5580085

Beautiful Autumn colours! I've never seen such big pinecones over here. I have bags of the smaller ones to play with from my Mums garden.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #5581254

I have some tiny pinecombs as well, not sure where I got them. You know how big those northern pines get, well the combs are huge as you can see. I have lots here as well as our property is completely surrounded by pine trees. I used to gather a bunch of them each year and dip in wax and use as fire starters, but got to be a lot more work than I could handle and now we have switched to a gas fireplace here anyway!
Thanks for the compliments, I actually gave this one some thought! LOL
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 22, 2008
5:13 PM

Post #5585228

What a good idea for pine cones, it's a shame, I dont have a real fire either!!!!!
Would like to come up with some ideas for our pine cones, I'm sure they could be put to some good use.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #5585335

I have seen them dipped and in a fireside basket just for the fragrance. A mix of them with some holly berries would be pretty at the holidays. I just don't have the time anymore since we have the cabin to sit on the weekends and do that crafty type of thing. Perhaps if I ever retire???
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 22, 2008
6:18 PM

Post #5585453

One day!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

September 24, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #5594499

I have this arrangement and others with sunflowers that I bought Sunday. So cheerful!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 24, 2008
9:47 PM

Post #5594716

Oh they do bring sunshine indoors! Lovin that dish!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 25, 2008
3:31 PM

Post #5597920

BEAUTIFUL! love the way you arranged them Sally. Thanks so much.
Is that the larger dish? very elegant.
Please bring the 'others' to the cafe, if you get time!!!!!!!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

September 25, 2008
4:46 PM

Post #5598179

Yes, that is the LARGE stone.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
10:53 PM

Post #5603537

Here's another Autumn shades.
Rolled begina leaves filled with nasturtums arranged in a glass vase with small white stones in water. A few cordyline leaves also added.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 26, 2008
10:58 PM

Post #5603548

another view...

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #5610650

Now that is really neat. I still have to get accoustomed to using the leaves. You have such a great art ability to do that! Great job.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
8:03 PM

Post #5614108

Great job Terri!!!! Makes me think of some kind of plant that might grow in the ocean! Love it!

Steven
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
9:11 PM

Post #5614330

Finally I got one togehter! The garden is now bare as I cut practicaly everything that was left. I didn't really want to uses grasses or leaves and then I saw the varigated morning glory vines and used those...please let me know what you think. :)

Steven

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #5614333

front view

edited for spelling

This message was edited Sep 29, 2008 4:13 PM

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
9:13 PM

Post #5614340

top view

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
9:14 PM

Post #5614341

close-up top veiw

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 29, 2008
11:03 PM

Post #5614708

Thank you Candee and Steven. Foliage comes in handy when flowers are sparse!

Lovely colourful arrangement Steven. I like the way you grouped the flowers in blocks of colour. The vines look great!
Thanks for sharing your flowers, they are so pretty. Sorry it's left you bare, it's the same here!!

haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 29, 2008
11:12 PM

Post #5614749

I love the photo Steven from the top, makes it take the appearance of an entirely different arrangement than the side, neat effect. The colors look gorgeous together and I like the placement of the leaves in that one as well. Guess when we just have final things to focus on they really come to life cause the colors look more vibrant than they did a month ago!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
11:47 PM

Post #5614927

Terri, Thanks! Honestly I didn't even realize I had grouped the colours together! But you're right and you've given me ideas for next time! I'm glad you like the vines! They're already starting to turn around and grow into the rest of the arrangement. It gives it a sort of 'medusa' effect.

Thanks Candee :) I rather like the top photo too and am thinking of setting the arrangement out on some solid white paper for a background and taking another shot from above...I think it would make a nice print to hang on a wall. Think so?

Steven
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 29, 2008
11:57 PM

Post #5614998

Wonderful idea Steven! I've often thought it would be nice to have our arrangements in a calendar for each month.
Or make artworks with our pictures.

It's nice when the vines twist and turn, gives a natural feel!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2008
12:21 AM

Post #5615105

A calendar is a good idea Terri! It would be so nice to see our blooms every month.
I used to have photoshop and make art with my photos, it was fun.

Steven

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 30, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #5615189

Sounds like a new theme to me!!!!!! That is a brilliant photo, love the composition.
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5615208

thank-you! It would be neat to see what everyone comes up with!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 30, 2008
11:46 AM

Post #5616407

Steven - I started a framed not cut thread a while ago, perhaps we could continue with your ideas there. I really like the idea of using our artwork as decor, I do that all the time at home. My breezeway is all framed with photos of my prized plants as well as one framed in the bath and several in the rec room downstairs. I'll have to post some pics for you.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/840238/
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2008
3:41 PM

Post #5617419

thanks for the link!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2008
9:44 PM

Post #5636720

I have been clipping the dahlias while they are still here and mixed these with some dead stuff!

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2008
9:46 PM

Post #5636723

A little bit closer.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 5, 2008
10:03 PM

Post #5636779

Oh ... Very pretty! dried sounds nicer than dead LoL!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2008
10:11 PM

Post #5636811

Yeah well it is all in the mindset LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 5, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #5636895

It looks good in here! much better than the cafe kitchen, especially as we are CLOSED for renos LoL!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2008
11:10 PM

Post #5636986

Well, I just reopened one corner and plan to dust around it!!! Don't want Steven coming looking in the windows and thinking nobody is thinkin of the place.
Glad you poked your head in to check on the progress, you should have known there would be a blonde in here!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 6, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5637154

Hate to tell you this, but Steven is in Australia too.!!
oh my, you're cracking me up tonight with your blondy bits. lol.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 6, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #5637164

oh heck, he just got back!!!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #5637195

I'm actualy staying at Sue's with the rest of her visitors. Remember that nice bathroom she posted with the orchids? That bathroom connects to my guest room!
Aaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww soooooooooooooo nice! I can see palm trees from my window :)

Steven

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

October 6, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #5637282

Pretty fall blooms! I just love big old fat arrangements of flowers. I like to cut them short in a crystal rose bowl. So chubby, ha.

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2008
11:26 AM

Post #5638484

Sally those are splendid fat blooms and lovely fall color as well. That looks like a painting in a frame.
Steven how did you get that guest room? Did you slip Sue a margarita when I was busy doing some chores in the garden?
Terri, I don't know what I was thinkin, obviously nothin! I guess I was in such a hurry to get things fixed up before catching my bus, I just lost my head!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 6, 2008
11:58 AM

Post #5638548

Hi Sally, Lovely arrangement, so brave and bold to cut the stems short, Love it!
If I had Candee's Dahlias thats just what I'd do with them...snip snip snip!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 6, 2008
6:35 PM

Post #5639885


Autumn shades from above...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 6, 2008
6:41 PM

Post #5639895

Roses and Nasturtiums (sp) cut short!!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 6, 2008
6:44 PM

Post #5639913

Front view with wired leaves...

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

October 6, 2008
9:16 PM

Post #5640378

Terri, the short round roses and nasturtiums are precious. I love that look. I hope I remember to plant Nast. here soon. You have to plant them in the fall here. I can't get enough of that spicey rose scent! Great photos.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 6, 2008
9:43 PM

Post #5640466

Thank you Sally. I do like the red and orange combo.
The nasturtiums seeded themselves from last year, they have gone crazy and have covered the path!
I'm not going to cut them back yet, they are about the only thing left flowering. LoL!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #5640863

Well now Terri that doesn't even look real? I know it is, but those colors are awesome! How did you do that?
Sallysblooms
South, TX

October 7, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #5643792

Nasturtiums grow very well in Baker. Ca. where I used to live. The seeded every year. I had TONS! My mom grew them every year in a big planter box and she picked them for me and I would take them to my teachers! I remember how she wrapped a wet paper towel around them. I loved the smell. So I have great memories of the flower. I MUST plant them very soon. Our winter is great, rarely gets too cold.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 8, 2008
10:51 AM

Post #5646092

Thanks Candee, glad you like it. On this picture it shows some of the oasis above the container.
The design is a simple 'all round' which means the stems are all cut the same length.

Hi sally, have you planted them yet? lol! They are precious memories.

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2008
11:29 AM

Post #5646142

Oh Terri, you really have to get that over to the new cafe. Sue is wanting reds and some black and ultra mod and that is exactly it!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

October 8, 2008
5:09 PM

Post #5647443

No, I will plant them soon though.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 10, 2008
6:59 PM

Post #5655846

Ok Candee, I take it over there!

Sally. Have you planted them yet????
You have some fabulous modern arrangements in the underwater thread, they would be perfect for our new look moden cafe hint hint!!!!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

October 10, 2008
8:15 PM

Post #5656083

No Terri. I will get seeds this weekend. Halloween is a good time to do it.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 10, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #5656635

Have a nice weekend Sally. Do you open the door to trick or treaters?
Sallysblooms
South, TX

October 11, 2008
3:01 AM

Post #5657376

Yes, we have candy for them.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #5663692

You won't find better autumn shades then we got during our drive this weekend - 5 1/2 hrs. out and the same back but got some good shots on the way home, I drove the whole way out and Steve drove back and I had camera in hand and am impressed with the shots through the closed window! This is my fall contribution!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 13, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #5663724

How beautiful Candee, what a great shot! Thanks for sharing.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

October 13, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #5664463

How gorgeous! Love those fall colors, Haighr!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #5667775

Well I am tired and cannot pic one to post so am gonna post all, the dahlia is actually more orange than pink, but could not quite capture that shade, the gourds were picked up in OH on our trip this past wknd.

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2008
10:59 PM

Post #5667784

And 2 - The dahlia is orange and pink it is a beauty

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Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #5667795

Anda 3

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2008
11:04 PM

Post #5667823

Almost the end, did send a dmail to mittsy as she sent the seeds for the lovely zinnias. Do wish the orange in the dahlia had shown better.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

October 14, 2008
2:58 AM

Post #5668898

How lovely! Such pretty colors!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2008
11:32 AM

Post #5669500

Thanks Sally, the gourds are really interesting and the fall colors in the zinnias just set it off. I like this one about as well as any previously made and it was just thrown together.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 14, 2008
3:58 PM

Post #5670246

Whoo hoo! Look at those funky gourds. They look amaising!!! I want them !! what a great find Candee. Lovely Autumn platter, it's great. I wonder if they have a virus or something? the colours and textures are just fabulous...
These would give Miss Bruggy some competition I can tell you!!!
Thank you, nice surprise today.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #5670399

Thanks, perhaps when they retire from the arrangement they will be looking for another line of work???

BTW, I promised Mittsy to dry some seeds for her, she was kind enough to explain the process to me, would be happy to send some your way if you want?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 14, 2008
6:47 PM

Post #5670787

Are you allowed to send seeds? Thanks, they are lovely Zinnias.
I really want to grow Gourds like those next year, I just love them. Such a clever idea to use them for an Autumn platter in your grand dish.

It would be a shame to make only 1 arrangement with the gorgeous gourds, wouldn't it? !!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 15, 2008
11:43 AM

Post #5673614

LOL, Terri, you know I can do anything! of course I can send seeds, the trick for me is harvesting the seeds at the "ripe" time.
Sure I will make another while the gourds are still firm but the zinnias seem to last forever, I do mean weeks, and even if they run out of water? So may be a while before I change this one.
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 30, 2008
8:12 PM

Post #5734159

I think I've died and gone to heaven. Autumn is such a beautiful season and you all have captured it in your arrangements. Terri, love all the combinations in your demonstration pics. All of your arrangements are beautiful as well, my favorite is the rolled begonia leaves and nasturtiums. How clever!

Sally, I absolutely love your slate dish. It's gorgeous and the flowers are just perfect. They don't overwhelm the beautiful dish. Lovely roses too!

SW, lovely profusion of colors from your arrangement. Not the typical fall colors but they do give an autumn feel. All from your garden? Very nice!!! That photo of a rose is perfect! Love the color contrast in your photo. That rose looks almost black, is it Black Magic? You should sell that one!

Candee, love how you used the cattails and grass in the first arrangement. The pine cones are great. . .never thought to use them in an autumn arrangement. Thanks for the idea. . .will have to store it in my memory though. Haven't the time to do this. I do have some silk autumn flowers I plan to put together for all souls day. Too bad they're not fresh flowers. Oh yes, almost forgot, love your huge dahlias. They are beautiful. And those gourds have the most interesting texture.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 31, 2008
6:17 AM

Post #5735878

Lovely arrangements everyone. We got our first rains here today, so many of my remaining flowers will be gone soon. So, it was nice looking at all of the wonderful autumn arrangements here.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2008
11:47 AM

Post #5736105

Hi karma, thanks so much. The gourds are still doing great and the zinnias believe it or not are as lovely as the day I cut them as we speak! The dahlias are now long gone the frost got them good so in came the tubers until next season.
Will be awaiting to see your fall arrangement sure it will be lovely in silk.
I got the pinecomb idea from one of Terri's arrangements, most of my ideas come after seeing one of hers LOL! Thief in the night here.
Thanks Dianne, you better get picking, from what I see on the other thread you have dahlias and such to gather for one more huge arrangement.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 31, 2008
6:08 PM

Post #5737314

Thanks Karma and Dianne.
My flowers are almost gone, but hope to make something else before the year is out!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #5813883

Faded ferns, nasturtiums,pinecones,lanterns in glass vase.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #5813892

view from above...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #5813909

Another one with cornus and Choisya leaves.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 21, 2008
3:55 AM

Post #5814758

So pretty! My nasturtiums are planted now. They have come up
too. I also have three plants I bought.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2008
2:04 PM

Post #5815493

Great Terri, my ferns didn't look that good when they were green and in the garden! How do you do it?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #5816086

Hi Sally, Thank you! Good to hear you got your nasturtiums planted. Have you still got flowers in the garden?

Hi Candee, Thank you!! well, I just can't help being wonderful hahahahha!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2008
5:08 PM

Post #5816157

And that you are!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 21, 2008
5:13 PM

Post #5816175

Terri, yes. I have been planting our fall, winter, spring flowers. Replaced the annuals that are heat loving. This is our best time of year!

Here is my Grandmother's vase with some of my flowers. This vase is so pretty, much darker than the photo. My Nana died at age 93 a couple of years ago. I miss her terribly.

I just had a birthday on the 19th. My mother found a card from Nana and sent it to me!

Here is the vase. I have a little parrot, so it is neat. She loved birds and so do I.

PS, I have no idea why this pic. is blurry here...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
6:38 PM

Post #5816455

Hi Sally, What a lovely vase of flowers, especially as it was your Nana's vase. love the old style vases!
My Grandma had a collection of stuff like that, she was 98! Loved her so much and still miss her.
Happy belated Birthday, hope you had a great day! Are the flowers from your garden???? so beautiful!!
Thanks for the treat.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 21, 2008
9:26 PM

Post #5816943

Yes, the flowers are from my garden. Strawflowers, Nasturtiums, Pansies and Cuban Pea vine flowers.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #5817150

You are so lucky to have those flowers in your garden! Is the Pea vine blue? just beautiful!

I was at an Art gallery today, it is in the middle of a park. There were so many birds near the pond and on the tree above. It looked a bit scary like 'The Birds' Lol

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #5817159

The ducks were hungry too!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
10:40 PM

Post #5817196

These Autumn shades and trees reminded me of Candee's garden!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
10:42 PM

Post #5817203

Nice trees...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #5817209

Colourful shrubs

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #5817218

This was in bud, can't remember the name if it!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
10:46 PM

Post #5817224

More trees!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 21, 2008
10:48 PM

Post #5817229

Splash of Autumn colour! This is the local swimming pool.

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terriculture
london England
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November 21, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #5817231

Part of the gallery... We had a good day out!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 22, 2008
2:55 AM

Post #5818004

Terri, nice pictures, WOW, lots of birds! Yes, the blue is a Cuban Pea vine flower. The color is amazing!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 22, 2008
3:14 AM

Post #5818090

Such a gorgeous blue, I haven't seen Cuban Pea vine flower before! I wonder if it would grow here?
I would like more blue flowers and that one is a beauty. Thanks Sally.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 22, 2008
9:52 PM

Post #5820342

That is lovely sally, such a deep blue, reminds me of a blue delphinium I once had. Interesting building that houses the pool Terri, colorful.
Sally I love the vase and the parrot and flowers, so springy as I am watching snow flurries!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 22, 2008
10:12 PM

Post #5820395

Here is my autumn shades, this was at the cabin 3 weeks ago and the pears were so heavy on the tree it could have toppled over. The next weekend there was not a pear to be seen - guess the deer had a field day and likely belly aches for a while.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 23, 2008
12:29 AM

Post #5820759

How pretty! Love that lovely fall photo and the pear tree sure was heavy with pears!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 23, 2008
7:28 PM

Post #5823048

Sure was sally and so wanted to do a pear pie, but the criters got to them first.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 23, 2008
8:45 PM

Post #5823255

Too bad. I just ordered a gorgeous pie bird and pie plate for my MIL for Christmas. I won a precious one on EBay just now. I am going to order a pie bird and plate for my Sis in law too. They are cardinals. The one for me from Ebay is blue and green. Need to make a pie soon!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 23, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #5823386

Would love to see your prize there sally! with or without the pie.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 24, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #5824084

Stunning Autumn view there Candee, thanks!
Sally, gottcha! been sitting in your armchair ordering stuff again?!!! lol
Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 24, 2008
3:02 AM

Post #5824560

YEP! I love shopping online! I went to a large clothing store this evening. I had to wait a lot for help, so stupid. I did get some great jeans but no luck on some shoes I want. Easier to shop online.

I'll take a pic. of my pie bird when he arrives.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 24, 2008
12:45 PM

Post #5825397

Looking forward to it sally. I have been making my homemade pies for many years and I have never heard of a pie bird until this thread, so I looked it up, they are adorable!
I love shopping online as well, I hate to shop for starters and abhor going out to an actual store, drives me nuts! I just got some new sweats, badly needed as my one measly pair that were at least 10 years old had so many holes in the legs that Abygail had fun counting them and sticking her fingers in them the week she came to visit LOL!
Thanks Terri, it was a good shot.

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