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Cut Flowers and Floral Design: The last bunch of the season!

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zinniagirl
Litchfield, ME

November 6, 2008
12:30 AM

Post #5756953

Just thought I'd share the last bunch of flowers I picked for the season. I hate to see it come to an end, but will keep this photo close by to remind me of what's in store for next season!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 6, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #5757318

Beautiful!
zinniagirl
Litchfield, ME

November 6, 2008
2:37 AM

Post #5757462

Thank you terriculture. If only we could keep them all year long! The first hard frost of the season is always the saddest day of the year for me.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 6, 2008
8:06 AM

Post #5758035

What a amazing variety of flowers you have for your last bunch of the season. I would be happy if that was the first bunch of my season. What are the fuzzy blue flower? Do they last long as cut flowers??
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 6, 2008
8:52 AM

Post #5758056

WOW! That is one lively looking variety you have there. If that is the end of the season you must have had a lovely garden all year.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

November 6, 2008
11:28 AM

Post #5758140

You must have a stunning garden to get all those at once *green with envy*
zinniagirl
Litchfield, ME

November 6, 2008
11:43 AM

Post #5758164

The fuzzy blue flowers are ageratum. They do wonderfully in arrangements. Typically my arrangements last about 2 weeks. I start everything by purchased seed, although after reading about saving seeds I think I need to do that!


This picture has ageratum, bachelor buttons, orange scented marigolds and my favorite black pincushions.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 6, 2008
5:58 PM

Post #5759204

A real treat to see your vases and flowers, Thank you!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #5760795

That is better than anything I had in my garden all season, what a way to wind down before the frost. That is stunning, the colors are really vivid. I'll have to try harder to get such a variety of color next season, that is fabulous.
zinniagirl
Litchfield, ME

November 7, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #5761006

Here's another pic from a different angle - here you can see the celosia. I truly didn't do any arranging, just picked and plopped them in the buckets but thank you for the compliments. I haven't been successful in selling them and need to figure out why! I think it's because I live out in the boonies!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2008
12:34 PM

Post #5762198

That is stunning, I'll buy them right now, just name the price. I haven't seen anything that pretty all season. Those colors are about as striking as you can get and it is just bursting outta that bucket.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 7, 2008
12:41 PM

Post #5762219

So pleased to see the celosa, one of my favourites! I see the feathery type, is that the 'brains' one at the back?
Thanks again for sharing your beautiful display.
I take it the boonies means out in the country side?
zinniagirl
Litchfield, ME

November 7, 2008
3:23 PM

Post #5762749

Thanks haighr...I appreciate that. It must be me and my poor lack of marketing!

Yes terriculture, those are the brains in the back! I wish I had taken a picture of the bouquet of brains I picked this summer. They were so big and vibrant! I had never grown celosa until this year and they are definitely on my list for next year. They were slow to get going but once they did it was well worth the wait.

Boonies do mean the country side! I maybe get 10 cars that drive by in a day. It's nice, but not for selling plants and flowers!

If anyone is interested in viewing my photo album, dmail me your email address and I'll send it to you. There's some beautiful pics!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 9, 2008
7:05 PM

Post #5770711

Hi Zinniagirl, I am always amaised just how vibrant the colours of celosa are!
They will be on the top my list next year! I haven't grown any for a couple of years,
(been concentrating on vegetables). They are very hard to find at the florists here.
I'm sure I would be one of your best customers if I lived in the Boonies!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2008
12:15 AM

Post #5779928


Your Photo album is great! What a beautiful place to live and work.
Go Boonies! LoL
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2008
5:41 PM

Post #5797705

Hey terri can you send me a link to the album, I never got it or I did something with it? Thanks.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 22, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #5817436

NO can do, sorry . Lol!







terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 24, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #5824098

Candee, did you get the link yet?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

November 24, 2008
12:49 PM

Post #5825408

Not yet, don't know if I keep missin it or if my program is doing an auto delete? Still trying. I asked if it could be dmailed and that may work better.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 1, 2009
5:47 AM

Post #5950611

Happy New Year Zinniagirl in the Boonies!

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