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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 12, 2009
8:55 PM

Post #6257588

Glass vase, flowers and beads. Please add your flowers in a vase!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2009
11:34 AM

Post #6260364

And we came from here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/911446/#new
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2009
11:35 AM

Post #6260365

Now that is a jewel or should I say gem, but better hurry and get a copy of it over to the underwater arrangements before you get scolded!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #6260605

...boink! HOP!

Well that is lovely Terri! I am still at that plenty of vases and more than plenty of water stage... but still no fresh flowers...other than the ones in my bucket.

Ya'll will have to go here to see those and drivenbonkers has got some lilacs popping in hers...hoping she shows pics!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/944548/

Do show us more Terri!

Someone link the underwaters!! I have not visited there yet!!

This message was edited Mar 13, 2009 7:23 AM
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2009
2:24 PM

Post #6260860

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/817166/

There you have it blossom, underwater arrangements and they are really neat!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 13, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6261276

LoL Candee, I knew I wouldn't get away with sneaking in an underwater arrangement here!!!!
I'm waitng for Sally to start an new underwater thread!! Glad you like it.

Blossom, I'm not allowed to show any more LOL!! They are fun to make though.
Thank you! Will go and see your buckets, and maybe add something soon!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2009
9:25 PM

Post #6262438

Thanks haighr.. poor Terry is computer challenged when it comes to links.. I have tried to giver instruction.. but she still is not catching on!! LOL!

Terry, Nanner nanner!! I caught you down in the bucket...!!

Well, I must go see those underwater exhibits...


Dive, froggie dive!...



DIVE

DIVE!








Gurgle!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 14, 2009
4:03 PM

Post #6265675

huh? me? Ok I am computer challenged!!!!!! and?













One of these days I'll stick the computer in a vase... LOL!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2009
10:35 PM

Post #6267266

LOL!!! Well, lets just say you is LINK challenged!!

R R R me matey!



Jes dont be adding water to the microchips now ya hear!



Ribbet

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 15, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #6267823

Fresh Daffs...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2009
3:40 AM

Post #6268660

Beautiful!! My favs!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #6270656

Hey where did you get those daffs? Links, come now Terri you can do this. Look up at the address bar where it starts with http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/962058/#new - now just highlight that address (see where I have circled) and right click and copy it>
Now then just come back down here to the message you are typing and right click again and paste. voila!
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/962058/#new

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #6270658

Okay blossom, now we just sit back and wait to see if she gets it !!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2009
6:10 PM

Post #6271043

What, my cold or the link!! LOL!




Drum roll please

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 16, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #6272766

hello...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 16, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #6272787

will try again... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/962058/#new YAY!!!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 16, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #6272915

Dint werk! Wrong link! But you almost got the idear!


Ribbet!


Drum Roll>>>>> on a two~ A one and a
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 16, 2009
2:03 PM

Post #6274781

Terri lovely arrangements! I love the color and flower combination on the first one. And I want that pitcher! The handle on it is so unique. Happy you have the hyperlink thingie figured out!
zhinusmom
(Trisha) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 17, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #6277949

I love Daffodils!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2009
1:16 PM

Post #6279753

me too!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 18, 2009
4:16 PM

Post #6285187

Thanks Karma! The pink jug is quite special with it's flat rim and handle. I' borrowed' it from my SIL.!!
Not sure if I can remember how to link today... lol!

Hi zhinusmom! Thanks for the daffodils. They look good in your unusual vase, nice!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2009
5:01 PM

Post #6285404

zhinusmom and blossom - me three!

Terri - nice of your SIL to let you "borrow" that lovely vase.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 18, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #6285437

Dianne, they are gorgeous! yes, I'm hoping my SIL forgets about it for a while !!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2009
4:44 AM

Post #6288545

I'm bad, I am so very very bad...

(its this head cold I tell ya! LOL!)

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/944548/#new

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 20, 2009
10:27 PM

Post #6296516

Blossom, are you going to stick some flowers in that beautiful bucket ? LOL!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 20, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6296859

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/962373/
Sallysblooms
South, TX

March 21, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #6301135

Terri, you are putting me to shame about the underwater arrangements, ha. I have not felt well and I also FORGET!

Your other arrangements are great. Darling Daffs!!! The other Daffodils are wonderful too!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 22, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #6301326

Thanks Sally! Hope you are feeling better soon, I miss your arrangements!

I have Snowdrops and Ribes flowering in the garden, here they are in a vase!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

March 22, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #6301374

The snowdrops are gorgeous. I haven't seen those since we were in TN. One walkway had them going all the way up on either side. What are Ribes? They are so pretty!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 22, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #6301622

Love snowdrops, the garden is finally waking up! The Ribes is Flowering currant, Thanks Sally!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2009
9:06 PM

Post #6304728

You know Terri even your stems look perfect!!!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #6304843

Hey terri - can you take a photo of your ribes? I would love to see how big it is (hint, hint - bring them over to the spring yard to vase series LoL)

I just found out my office mate dug up a bunch of her snowdrops and threw them out - I told her I have always wanted some, so I think she is going to take it out of her trash pile and give me some tomorrow. I am so glad she said something. So, Terri, maybe next year I will have some snowdrops too and I hope they look as good as yours!! When did yours start blooming.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 22, 2009
11:58 PM

Post #6305429

Thanks Candee and Dianne. I'm on my way to your yard to vase thread! Sounds like you got lucky with the snowdrops, great!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 28, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #6329149

I should be on the right thread with this one!!

From the florists, Gyp and a sprig of Broom. Supermarket, Alstromeria.
Old china boot from a junk shop! Flowers in water.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #6330950

Love the pank Terri! I got a little boot somewheres here.. will have to get some fluers!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 28, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #6331297

Thanks Blossom, is your boot PANK? lol!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2009
5:47 PM

Post #6331847

Well...h'yar tis!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 28, 2009
7:17 PM

Post #6332161

Lovely pale yellow daffs, what is the pank flower, Hyacinth? Fun booty!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 29, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #6333334

Nah, the pank, its a fake! Im hurting for color here in real life! LOL!

Faked you out! But the daffys are real!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 29, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #6333384

I was wondering!!! Lovely daffys, you are getting quite a few now!

Mine are from the supermarket. LoL!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

March 29, 2009
7:05 PM

Post #6336235

So pretty! Daffs are pretty wherever they are from!

Hubby and I worked for HOURS outside today. I am SO tired. We replaced our cool loving flowers with heat loving ones. Lots more to do , but we did a lot. I took a hot bath and a nap is coming SOOOON! :)
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 29, 2009
8:04 PM

Post #6336529

So Sally, what did you do with all those cool fluers?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2009
9:01 PM

Post #6336799

Terri that is beautiful, would never give you the "boot" on that prettyl
You got a fancy little boot there as well blossom, nice job!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

March 29, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #6337279

Well, the flowers that need cold weather are in the trash. We like to do all we can do prepare for summer before it gets HOT. Hard to work then. Our fall, winter and spring are gorgeous. Summer is hot and humid.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #6337934

LOL! Sally, too bad you chucked them.. I got coold weather...with a wee tad of white today! Ya could have chucked them my way if they was worth the effort to salvage! LOL!

I did take a quick hike to peak in on my dafs out in the gardens and well, looks like they should be ok. Tomorrow will tell me the rest of the story. Hope its not a horror tale! As it stands now, we are no longer white, just very wet.. somewhat ponding!

Thanks haighr for the kudos on the boot. Lets hope we give the boot to the snow now!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 30, 2009
12:52 PM

Post #6339451

Thanks Sally, sounds like you got loads done, great. Nice you had hubby helping!
Thank you Candee, glad I'm not getting the 'boot' LoL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2009
12:59 PM

Post #6339487

Lovely iris terri! Are those siberians?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 31, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #6342467

Thanks Blossom, I'm not sure what Iris they are, only that I got them at a market stall for 1.50.
A bargain I just couldn't resist. LoL!

These tall Freesia's were the same price!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 31, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #6342475


White Daffs and pussy willow...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 31, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #6342503


White and yellow Daffs, with forsythia underwater...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 31, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #6342519


Mixed vase, Forsythia, Iris, Freesia

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 31, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #6342849

BBBBeayoootiful!

Well, I tromped out in the garden this evening and did pick some more daffs.. they are just buds so no show! Maybe tomorrow!

The other day, the hub found a pussywillow growing in the woods so he brought a few snips back and we are trying to root them. He says just stick the cuttings in the dirt and by fall we will have a couple new starts... well time will tell.

I have siberians.. my gosh, they are thick this year.. I should divide them up and start new ones.

I love the freesia.. never had much luck growing them. I guess I should try them in a pot.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 31, 2009
3:57 AM

Post #6343385

Terri, I'd say we have a mate Mate!

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2009
5:44 AM

Post #6343710

Nice variety of arrangements using all your resources, Terri.

Blossom, or, it could be this one's mate matey. I am waiting for a few more to open up before posting it in the yard to vase series.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2009
5:46 AM

Post #6343716

Hey blossom and terri - take all you want from this clump. This has been a bumper year for them. Hope they last until Easter. And I did have some red ones. Hurray!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 31, 2009
12:43 PM

Post #6344298

Oh would you look at all those freesia, what a great display of color. Terri I really like your colorful vase with the freesia, stunning as always.
You can also start some willow cutting in water blossom and then transplant them - I have started many willows that way. Would love to have a pussy willow, had a black one for a few years, but moved it into too much shade and it croaked. I also tried to start some contorted pussy willow but that pooped out as well. My corkscrew willows are hugeous though and they started from sticks, some in the dirt and others in water to root first. Enjoy as I wish I had a nice little pussy willow somewhere.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 31, 2009
5:40 PM

Post #6345568

haighr... hehehe...go here.. rooting away!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/944548/#top

Soils, um, lets see, my siberian iris is Cesares Brother.. (I cheated, those were last years pics...!)

LOVELY FREESIAS.. dang I am sooo jealous!

And nothing new blooming here today.. drat! So I am playing with fakes...did another wreath...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/939159/#new

I dont know about that wreath if I should call it done or not...critique please! ah and BTW, the colors in the pic do not do it just is it is a vibrant gold, green and red in that thang! Whats it to be?

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 31, 2009
8:32 PM

Post #6346265

Thanks Blossom, Dianne and Candee!
Nice to see your flowers... WHAT !! no vase... nevermind... LOL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 31, 2009
8:34 PM

Post #6346271

Hey terri, just leave them paper daffs in their vases or arrangements...no fuss no mess! LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 31, 2009
10:19 PM

Post #6346760


Hey Blossom, I have plans for my dried daffs!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 31, 2009
11:03 PM

Post #6346941

Do tell, mate! Or is that DO SHOW! ...new thread? LOL!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2009
4:40 AM

Post #6348336

Terri - what are you going to do with your dried daffs? Inquiring minds want to know...here is the vase of daffs that I put on on March 18th - a tad past it's prime, I'm afraid. So, aside from tossing them out, what is the alternative????

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2009
4:41 AM

Post #6348338

and while we are at it, I am afraid that I have neglected the vase of freesias too...

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2009
4:42 AM

Post #6348343

and Terri - no vase because those flowers are for you to stick in a vase and end up with a fabulous arrangement LoL
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2009
7:16 AM

Post #6348552

freesias dried papery??? COOL!

Just wish I could grow them...

OK, terri, spill the beans, just what are you up to? I am losing sleep over it!! LOL!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2009
5:13 PM

Post #6350065

Well now I am gonna go home and tomorrow if the sun is shining, I am gonna cut some daffs and hang and see how well they actually dry?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2009
5:48 PM

Post #6350239

No no no.. dont hang them.. put them in a vase with water, enjoy them, but do not add any water until they suck it dry!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2009
6:04 PM

Post #6350302

oH, I have never dried any like that before, is that how you generally do it just leave them upright in an empty vase? Do you do that for all your dried flowers?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2009
6:28 PM

Post #6350479

No I just dry the daffs that way just by leaving the water run out on themselves. Do not add any water and once they are dry if there is still water in the vase dump it.. One way to do them is to make an arrangement with them fresh and do not add any water after the initial water goes in to enjoy them fresh for a few days!

Hmmm here is link to drying flowers we started earlier.. I dont think we have the word on doing the daffs there yet so I will add that...

Heres the link to BOTANICALS CUT AND DRIED

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/922950/#new

Here is my first "paper" daffs of this season.. not fully dry, but getting there.. they hold their color for a good time.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2009
7:17 PM

Post #6350739

Candee - the dried daffs and freesias the I showed in the photos above were done the same way as Blossom. But, I did not plan to dry any - I just forgot to toss them out when they were past their prime, and then now they are dried. There is still water in them, so I will heed Blossom's advice and dump out the water.

Now, all I have to do is wait for Terri to tell us the next step.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 2, 2009
3:10 PM

Post #6354459



Hold your Horses!!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2009
3:46 PM

Post #6354601

*whinny* holding...


Um WHY?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 2, 2009
6:31 PM

Post #6355274


Sorry but my Daffs have flopped and look awful! They haven't kept their colour very well either!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 2, 2009
6:35 PM

Post #6355291



Off with their heads!!!!! Stick them in a vase!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2009
12:35 PM

Post #6358477

I think the humidity made them flop!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

April 3, 2009
11:40 PM

Post #6361043

Yuk they look like dirty old mops Terri.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2009
12:32 PM

Post #6362709

LOL!

I forgot to tell you on the daf drying, it will depend to on the humidity and how well they will hold both their shape and color. Sometimes things go less than pretty!

Well, its a fine morning, sun is out.. but frosty. Dont reckon I will get much done.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 4, 2009
9:04 PM

Post #6364439


LOL Candee, YUK!
I think the supermarket daffs don't dry good, not like the natural ones you have in your gardens!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 5, 2009
12:22 AM

Post #6365126

Well, when you got the super market ones did you put the floraculture powder in the water??? That might be the issue!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2009
12:57 PM

Post #6371370

...new thread??... snow arrangements!! LOL!



Its the un-water thing!



Whoooo ordered this weather?

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 13, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6403894

Well, its raining again todday, but heres my flowers!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 14, 2009
3:43 AM

Post #6407001

Blossombuddy, what a darling arrangement.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 14, 2009
9:19 AM

Post #6407440

Awe, it was nothing, just some flowers stuck in a lil vase!

Just like these!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 14, 2009
3:07 PM

Post #6408530

Super sweet. I just want to sit there with the chickies!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 15, 2009
10:58 AM

Post #6412654

C'mon over! Im sure they will share their little white nest! Heres some of their buddies!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 15, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #6414421

Lovely spring vases Blossom!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 16, 2009
2:52 PM

Post #6418451

Thanks terri.. hmmm. I am dry for fresh to day, so have you been to the supermarket?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 16, 2009
8:01 PM

Post #6419725

no I haven't LOL!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 16, 2009
9:08 PM

Post #6420050

Look what I just got at the supermarket.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 16, 2009
9:22 PM

Post #6420115

At first glance I thought it was a pair of kissy lips!!

SMOOCH!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 16, 2009
10:19 PM

Post #6420299

Ohhh that is pretty Sally! Love the way it frames the garden . Is it Azalia? Thanks for the picture!











Blossom xxxxxxxx Lol!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 17, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #6421176

Yes, it is an azalea. Really big and gorgeous. I was really ill yesterday, so this is my gift to me, hehe.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #6421233

Sally, you get better now ya hear!! Heres picking you a spring beauty!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 17, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #6421251

So cute, Blossombuddy!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 17, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #6421273

Hope you are feeling better today Sally, that Azalea would certainly cheer me up, nice one, you deserve it!!
Is it in a basket with a frame or what?



Spring Beauty!!!! where's the vase Blossom ? LOL!!!















snip! (only joking)!!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #6421672

Awe frogs, still looking!











ribbet
Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 17, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #6421909

The azalea has a frame. It is so nice. I have had ivy like this, made them, but this is the first azalea in a frame.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2009
6:12 PM

Post #6437553

You certainly know how to treat yourself sally that is stunning. I think I need to change supermarkets!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

April 20, 2009
8:34 PM

Post #6438208

Thanks. It is a large supermarket!! Nice floral section.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2009
8:50 PM

Post #6438307

Sally, lovely!

Hey guys how about we make a likn to a new Stick it.. this one is getting rather long!

How about it terri! You can do it!I have faith in you!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 20, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #6439033

Beautiful daffs Blossom!
New thread tomorrow ok? Will find something from the garden to stick in a vase!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2009
10:34 AM

Post #6455823

Ok terri, wheres the link!?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 24, 2009
4:35 PM

Post #6457181

OOps I forgot lol!

lovely daff ee, sweet little grouping. Thank you!



























new thread ...soon come!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #6467272

... more dafs cometh!!


Doubles to boot!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 29, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6477059

Beautiful doubles Blossom!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2009
2:54 AM

Post #6477945

Got them doubles in all white too, just no pic! How on earth did I miss that! maybe tomorrow more willopen
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2009
1:14 PM

Post #6479033

ok, heard zanymouse was not feeling to well so I dashed out to the garden and picked her these! Its smoe fresh asperagus, lilacs, thalia and double daffs.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #6479635

That idea of asparagus in the arrangement is genius blossom, what a great addition. It reminds me of an underwater arrangement I did last year with a carrot in the vase of water.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #6479921

Very Nice Blossom. Love the purple and the white. I can't grow lilacs worth beans...had one for 5 years, never bloomed.

Zany - sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope you're back on your feet real soon.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2009
6:45 PM

Post #6480388

Well, thanks, I like purple and white too!

Hey someone up there tell terri to add some velveeta cheese to that asperagus she is steaming.. Im going back to the cafe!! LOL!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 29, 2009
6:49 PM

Post #6480421


What is velveeta cheese? Pretty arrangement!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2009
6:58 PM

Post #6480491

Creamy American cheese..be about the best I can describe it.. its a soft yellow cheese.. the stuff we make grilled cheese sandwiches...

More? I will have to check the supply!! yumm!


Zoom.. off to the garden! (april 2009 that is!)

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 29, 2009
10:50 PM

Post #6481445


Blossom, you're making me hungry for cheese toasties!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #6482286

RIBBET RIBBET RIBBBBET!!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6486026

What do you use cheese type for your grilled cheese sandwiches Terri, velveeta is the tops here.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
12:00 AM

Post #6486045

Its almost like the cheese on McDonalds.. but a wee tad different..
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 1, 2009
7:56 PM

Post #6489824


Medium or mature cheddar is good for cheese on toast.


Mc Donalds !!!!! I do not frequent. that establishment, LoL! plastic food YUK !!!! soz mate.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
8:35 PM

Post #6489988

ROTFL!! PHOE FOOD! RRR! many parts are edible...

...well maybe


if yer a seagull!





RIBBET!



Awww shuckies, no pickings for me today.. its raining still!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
8:36 PM

Post #6489991

Must go see Madam Woodsy and see whats cooking there!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2009
11:26 PM

Post #6494720

Well, if this does not say MAY!

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2009
2:07 AM

Post #6495270

Nice one, Blossom. I wish that i can grow lilacs.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #6495427

This is one of those good years for me with them.. I wonder if the ice storm and the flooding had anything to do with making them so beautiful! I sure did not use the newspaper to whack them with, but they did do well if I must say so myself

I will have to try to remember to take a photo of the bushes! They are near peak ina few days!

Couple more days and my snowball bush is going to be gangbusters in bloom too!

Sadly, I did not get any bloom on the forsythias.. hmmm.. none! I swear! They went to leaves right away
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #6498009

Oh blossom I love those snowball bushes, can't wait to see. I have several lilac bushes and they only reap a few posies each year, never sure why as they are 20 years +, but just don't produce. Better go and whack them LOL!
We dont do any fastfood joints here, just cannot stand the stuff. I'd rather just eat a sandwich than spend money for that crappy stuff. Steve is an excellent cook and I don't do too bad myself and we just can't justify spending money to eat out when we like what we have here. Okay will jump off that bandwagon LOL!
I'll head back into the bushes now and lurk with the camera!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 3, 2009
9:11 PM

Post #6498428


Beautiful arrangement with the lilacs and daffs Blossom! Did you split the stems before they went in water?

Well said Candee, you can't beat home cooked food!
It's no wonder all the kids are so unhealthy these days with the junk they eat!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 3, 2009
9:17 PM

Post #6498442


I've got my eye on a few lilac blooms I saw hanging over someone's fence on the way home the other day!
Might take my scissors with me next week LoL!


haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2009
11:26 PM

Post #6499008

Take them with you Terri, ours bloomed but so much rain cannot get out there to cut them and likely not much fragrance left in them, but they are out there!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 3, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6499134

I'm so sad. It is getting hot and my nasturtiums are on the way out... :(

Oh well, I am waiting for fall already, ha. Not a fan of hot weather.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2009
11:58 PM

Post #6499152

Thanks for the kudus on the blooms terri!

Well, no terri I did not split the stems, but unless breaking them off the bush without scissors counts as splitting them, well then sooo be it!

I did go back and "prune " the breaks on the tree though...trying to keep the bushes tidy.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #6499252

Sorry sally, you are losing to the heat and we are losing to the drenching rains! Must admit I see my nasdturtiaim from the window and the are growing like weeds, but still early. Maters are dying rom the rains!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 4, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #6499687


Sorry it's getting too hot for you Sally. Stay cool! No sign of my Nasturtiums yet, hope they come back!

Thanks Blossom, I know sometimes with those woody stems the flowers flop, will see if I can aquire a few lilac stems... lol.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 4, 2009
3:32 AM

Post #6500327

Haighr, we are SOOO VERY DRY. It is awful. We water with the sprinkler system, but rain is what we need. Especially the big trees, FOUNDATIONS of the houses, and of course wild animals etc. It is really bad.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6502428

I wish I could send some of this to you Sally cause I've had enough of it for a while!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 5, 2009
3:24 PM

Post #6507179

If only we could share extra rain. Houston has had TONS of rain, but nothing for us.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #6508103

You can have mine as soon as it come s back! I swear we live in the batchplug of the country! I am sure it will be here again anytime!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 5, 2009
6:27 PM

Post #6508152


I'm filling up all my watering cans for you Sally!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2009
9:13 PM

Post #6508867

I can't even get out to get a can Sally it is raining/pouring at this very moment and doesn't plan to let up any time soon.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 6, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #6509749

I have the sprinkler system on...We have had 1 1/2 inches this year. :(
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 6, 2009
3:01 PM

Post #6512306

One extreme to the other Sally, I believe we lost 34 of our 36 maters and likely the potatoes have rotted in the ground and the cauliflower and broccoli are likely beaten to nothing - just not sure about the carrots?
Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 6, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #6513101

Extremes are not good for sure! So sorry you are losing your veggies. Drought and drowning are both not good!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2009
6:42 PM

Post #6513192

Dont feel bad, I dont even have our potatoes in and they are growing in the bag that they are setting in while I wait until the garden is doable. I know we have over 10 inches of rain in the last month.. I am just thanking God it aint snow!

I set three maters out into the garden today.. I am hedging on doing any more since I already lost 6 in the can and that was in the GPS.

Heres extreme arranging! I went to get a nursery can this afternoon and found this little begger making arrangements in it!! LOL!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 6, 2009
6:45 PM

Post #6513202

OH my goodness! How precious! It this on the ground? I hope no cats come to kill the birds.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2009
7:02 PM

Post #6513277

Yes! The derned pot was blown off my stack into some tall grasses and I was going to pick it up but low and behold the sweet thing in it.

Bad news is is yeah, we got enogh bad stary cats around here, but I also heard a snake in the grass near the nest. I saw the grass move where the snake was, but never did actually see the snake only heard it as it slithered against thedried grass. So hopefully this little baby will make it, but he has tough odds.

Seems most of my nesting robins this year have taking a low approach to their home building. I dont know why, but they have and have picked places like tops of fence posts, on top of the kennel, just all sorts of low places and you would think they would pick better. I had one on the porce, but the danged stray cat got her and left 3 orphand eggs..

Well, if sticking a nest in a container is as close to sticking it in a vase as I can get today, this is the flower in it!! LOL!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 7, 2009
11:38 AM

Post #6516141

Precious blossom, wonder why they are building so low to ground? Interesting fact, sure there is some reason.
Thanks Dianne, sure hope there is something left when this is over, it poured yesterday when I got home and kept up all night and today just as dark and miserable as it can be.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2009
2:27 PM

Post #6516875

OH, THEY ARE BUILDIGN THEM EVERYWHERE, BUT SHOOT, WHY SO LOW TO WHERE THE CATS OR SNAKES CAN GET THEM IS BEYOND ME! i HAVE ONE THAT BUILD UNDER A TUB ON MY KENNEL.. hAVE NOT SEEN HER FOR A DAY OR SO.. WIL PEAK TO SEE IF SHE HAS ANY EGGS.

i HAVE BARN SWALLOWS TOO AND THEY ARE AWESOME. gOOD MOSQUITO EATERS!




(OOPS! SO sorry about the caps. dint realize my key was stuck! shhhh!)
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 11, 2009
9:58 AM

Post #6532616

my co- worker did flowers for the Mother's Day lunch...

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 11, 2009
10:01 AM

Post #6532617

this is one she did for ANZAC Day - 25 April...
they have lasted well, the poppies are artificial but the rest is real.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 11, 2009
10:06 AM

Post #6532620

last one...
this & the arrangements in the two previous pics were done by Jan Nuttall for the Papanui RSA.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2009
12:11 PM

Post #6532887

Very talented co-worker, those are all splendid!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 11, 2009
4:36 PM

Post #6534102

Hi dalfyre, Thanks for sharing Jan's arrangements, they are lovely! Love the vase in the first one and those large Carnations must smell gorgeous?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 16, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #6557510


New thread everyone, see you there!

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