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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 16, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6557486

Please share your flowers in a vase. Here's some sunny tulips to start us off.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 16, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6557519


2 vases!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 16, 2009
11:47 PM

Post #6557545


A gust of wind blew my vase over. The tulips are as sad as me!! Oh well , good excuse to go vase shopping.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

May 17, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #6557983

HOW PRETTY, so sorry the wind broke it!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 17, 2009
12:31 PM

Post #6559304


Thank you Sally, I loved that vase, had them both for years!!!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2009
6:34 AM

Post #6563623

Oh Terri - how sad to lose a favorite vase. Happy vase shopping. don't forget the thrift shops.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2009
11:42 AM

Post #6563902

Sorry that you lost your vase, but must admit it makes for quite an interesting pic all spread out like that.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2009
1:40 PM

Post #6586626

Hi guys, glad to find the new thread. Oh my, nasty winds there!

Well here is some of my iris and the calla.

My iris are in pretty full bloom - seem like they all opened at once. Dont have too many colors.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #6587325


Pretty vases Blossom, gorgeous colours! the Callas look lovely too. Thanks for adding your vases here.
I bought some Iris bulbs the other day., hope they come up as good as yours.

Candee, I still have the pieces!!! trying to think what I can use them for, probably should just bin them .. lol!
Dianne, well, I did buy a new vase already! but it's quite unusual and I haven't worked out how to use it yet!

Keep the vases of flowers coming everyone, we don't want to miss your blooms!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

May 24, 2009
12:06 AM

Post #6588787

a vase you can't figure out how to use?
can we see a piccy please :)
sounds intriguing...
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2009
4:58 PM

Post #6595410

Very nice blossom. Can't wait to see your mystery vase? Perhaps you can use it for the new theme "Goin for the Gold".
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2009
6:02 PM

Post #6595779

Grampas old rose! This rose is about 100 years old or better. Came from my hubs grandpas garden.

Vase is an old pill bottle.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6596185

That is lovely and how nice that you have been able to continue to nuture the roses from his garden, very special. Neat pill bottle idea!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
3:06 PM

Post #6599680

Beautiful rose Blossom, Thanks for sharing it here! Pill bottle idea sounds cool!



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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 10, 2009
11:57 PM

Post #6804093


Amaranthus.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 11, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #6804118


Sweet peas and Lavender

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #6804119

purdy!!


A friend of mine gave me about a dozen new vases the other day... I will have to take pics. Got some nice heavy glass ones and some budvases in that lot!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6804124

I have tried growing sweet peas and lavender both and no luck.

Very loverly mate!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 11, 2009
12:07 AM

Post #6804141

Thanks mate! These sweet peas were along the pathway to the allotments, so not actually from my garden or mine LOL, oops!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2009
2:14 AM

Post #6804645

Aaaaah HAAAA!! Its you its you !!! The lily theif! LOL!






Well, Im poofing to the containers link to show you my vaaaah-zez!






POOoooooooF!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 11, 2009
2:35 AM

Post #6804737


they were just there, along the pathway, everyone ignores them... I rescued them for our delight LOL! Infact, since I've been cutting them there's lots more! hehe.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 11, 2009
3:45 AM

Post #6805007

Great pictures, Terri! I grew many sweet peas in California. I LOVE the smell!!!!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 11, 2009
1:24 PM

Post #6805810


Thank you Sally! I love the fragrant sweet peas too, these are the wild ones that don't have any fragrance!
I have some sweet peas growing up a little wigwam but they haven't flowered yet, do they grow in Texas?
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 11, 2009
7:05 PM

Post #6807091

Yes, you can grow them here, but in EARLY spring. Like Nasturtiums. I think you sow them in fall. Not sure. I know you do that for Nasturtiums. Then they grow slowly in the winter and go crazy in spring, then die in the heat.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 18, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #6834493


Daylily, Roses and Russian Vine..

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 18, 2009
5:13 PM

Post #6834746

Terri, that is sooooo very lovely dear! The colors are stunning!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 18, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #6835766

That is so pretty. Very sweet vase also.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 19, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6836435

Thank you dear Blossom!
Thank you Sally, it's a little old jug with a spout, I thought it looked sweet and a bit like one of my Grandma's.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 19, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #6836469


I've been enjoying myself today! Here's a mixed bunch from the garden .












Goodnight!



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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 19, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #6836573

Wonderful, Terri... So rich looking. Goodnight.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 19, 2009
4:51 PM

Post #6837913


Hi Sally, Thanks! I was thinking tuti fruti ice cram, glad you got it early, the daylilies have already melted... lol.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 20, 2009
11:46 AM

Post #6840862

. You have the dearest little vases terri, I must go find some new ones, just never seem to get around to it. Shopping is one of my very least favorite things to do
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #6844017


Thank you Candee! I'm sure you've got stuff hidden around the house!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #6882750

Sunnys!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #6882788


Oh how lovely Blossom, great in a totem like that! Love Sunflowers!!
Hardly any arrangements get posted here .. so Thank you very much!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2009
1:50 AM

Post #6882813

LOL... here it is again! Just for you! They go great with your tulips a the begining of the thread! LOL!

We need smell-o-vision!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
1:59 AM

Post #6882844

LoL! Thanks again!!
Maybe I should cut the sunflowers on my patch, the ones with no names that are flowering?


Sunny marigolds and a rudebekia!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2009
2:46 AM

Post #6883013

oh-lah-lah!!! Stunning color!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #6883056


Merci Beaucoup! your turn!! it's nice to see you making arrangements again!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #6884422

You two should get together with those, they would look fab together just a wonderful contrast.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #6884728

Someone needs to contact the cyberartists to do that!! LOL!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 30, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #6885150

Bright and cheerful colors! I love them!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2009
5:35 PM

Post #6885297

Perhaps I can make that a winter project BB?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2009
3:47 AM

Post #6887922

sure thing..
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2009
4:12 PM

Post #6889556

ok...heres the sunnys spruced up a weee tad!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 31, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #6889647

You have to smile seeing sunflowers. The purple sure is wonderful with the yellow. I love the sage too, beside it.

Do you ever fry it in olive oil for a topping on dishes? WOW!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #6889825

No Sally, have not tried that! Ya know it took me 10 years to find the tricolor sage, then I also found that lovely varigated one! I just love the plants!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 31, 2009
6:04 PM

Post #6889979

I use my herbs for the pizza's we make also. Basil is my favorite, I use sage, rosemary, etc. Tastes so fresh.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 31, 2009
6:07 PM

Post #6889989

I have an herb garden on the side of my home, but here is a big container with some also.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6890142

NICE!!!! Heres that tri color sage up close!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 1, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #6891653

I have had it and I LOVE it! I am a sucker for variegation for sure!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 1, 2009
9:50 AM

Post #6892988

I like that sage!
I have a purple & a pineapple sage - I dug out my common sage it was taking over.
I put a cutting into a pot, I like the idea of using herbs in my cooking but really seem to grow them for decoration mostly.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2009
11:39 AM

Post #6893087


Neat herb planter Sally, all the herbs look really healthy and very attractive arranged like that. Thank you!
Is Pineapple sage varigated with yellow leaves? I think I have one of those.

Blossom, Great sprucing up! Your vase looks so bright and colourful, Thank you! The coleus boots and herbs make a lovely grouping with the flowers. Pot et fleur!

Dalfyre, I was growing my herbs for decoration, but since I've been trimming them, they grow so fast! I've been making mixed herb ice cubes, they are handy to pop into sauces etc when cooking. I've noticed the fresh/frozen herbs taste so much nicer than the dried mixed herbs from the supermarket I was using!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2009
2:30 PM

Post #6893538

What a cool idea terri, icecube herbs!

Lets start a herb thread so we can stay to topic here and have a new one to chomp on with all of our ideas! Terri, you wave the magic want, your getting good at the links!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #6893700


LoL, no I'm not! it usually takes me about 3 goes to get links to work!
A herb thread sounds good Blossom, I need to learn what to do with them too!
The ice cubes are easy make, I don't have alot of space for drying!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 1, 2009
3:21 PM

Post #6893718


Got to go out now, see you later!

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2gmk
Kansas City, MO

August 4, 2009
3:52 AM

Post #6904728

Terri, love the arrangement of amaranthus against the black background, also the clear vase shows beautifully. Stunning design and photography
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #6905703


Thank you 2gmk, wow! that is very nice of you to say. I am growing Amaranthus for the first time, but am finding it's not very easy to make arrangements with!! Have you got any flowers to stick in a vase and share with us?
Thanks for stopping by, all the way from Kansas City!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #6906459

Terri - when you get the chance, can you give us a quick rundown on how you make your herb ice cubes? I grow some herbs, but never get around to using them.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 4, 2009
7:12 PM

Post #6906741

try frying basil and sage leaves! WOW. Olive oil. Make SURE they are super dry.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
7:30 PM

Post #6906821

Herb thread:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1022424/
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #6907216


Hi Dianne, how are you today young lady? and where are you flowers stuck in a vase, cyber space ? LOL!!!
I'm not allowed to talk herbs here so see you over in the Herb bed ok? I'd love to see what herbs you have growing in your California garden!






Hi Blossom!













Hi Sally, They sound delicious! Would you mind popping over to the Herb bed and sharing all your wonderful herb planters and tell us how you super dry them? Please, pretty please!!!
Hope you are getting on well with the packing, when are you moving house?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
9:51 PM

Post #6907339

Hi terri! LOVERLY CONTAINERS THER MATE!!

(see ya in the erb lane!! LOL!)
2gmk
Kansas City, MO

August 5, 2009
4:23 AM

Post #6909045

Terri, working with atificial flowers in arrangements for my granddaughters wedding in Sept. Don't have any flowers to cut for arrangements at this time. Will just enjoy yours,
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #6910153


Hi 2gmk, Thats ok, I have plenty to share..lol.
Congratulations on your Granddaughters wedding, how exciting! What colour scheme are you working with?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #6912630

Hi terri and 2gmk!

You are invited to share your wedding arrangements at this link!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/938332/

Congratulations on the blessed event 2gmk!!

So what are you gals up too?
2gmk
Kansas City, MO

August 6, 2009
3:44 AM

Post #6912946

Hi Terri and Blossom, I am working with off white, red and pale sage green foliage. Found the neatest flowers at Hobby Lobby, I think I bought all of them in two stores. The arrangements are going to be informal cottage type. Will probably be able to send pics next week
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2009
2:41 PM

Post #6914111

2gmk, those colors are stunning!! Common down to that thread above and chat bridal!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 6, 2009
4:06 PM

Post #6914437


Artificial flowers are more expensive than fresh ones's here! What flowers have you got?
Here's my artificial Hibiscus! wish I had a real one! ..lol

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #6914543

You do terri a rose of sharon hibiscus! You do know that thing will get huge?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 6, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #6914575

Yes I do Candee!! I've had it for years and it's not all that ... lol Will it get huge? maybe I should move it from my island bed? another job for the autumn perhaps!!!
Have you got a vase of flowers for me? lol ...runs out the door... tee hee!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
5:06 PM

Post #6914650

Well I have the double one and it is now about 15-16' perhaps even more and almost as big around.
No vase of flowers today sorry, still at work.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #6914732

Awww, just keep the derned thing pruned back and that will keep it small! LOL! I have a rose of sharon that is only 4 feet. It gets a whacking every fall. I refuse to move it and it can die there.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 6, 2009
10:09 PM

Post #6915778


I haven't needed to prune mine yet!
Blossom have you seen the scary couple?









Candee put them on the compost heap! lol.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 7, 2009
12:11 AM

Post #6916253

how about two vases...
one with witch hazel - sadly non fragrant.
The other is sweetly scented Tazetta narcissus.
I didn't realise how nice they smelled until I put them inside.
These are the ones I dug huge clumps out & gave away or binned the bulbs.
Glad I left some.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 7, 2009
12:12 AM

Post #6916261

Noid iris & witch hazel.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 7, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #6916293


Hi dalfyre, they are lovely, what a nice surprise! I'm glad you saved some of those pretty Tazetta too. I see you have a frog!!!!! lol. Beautiful arrangement with the Iris and wich hazel, it's unusual to see them cut short, I like it very much!
Thank you.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 7, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #6916325

those were the bits I trimmed off the longer branches...
couldn't stand to see them go to waste.
Initially I just had them alone but thought the blue of the iris might be nice with the orange witch hazel.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 7, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #6916361


It is lovely alone too! I haven't really seen many arrangements with witch hazel, it's such an interesting plant. I want one!!l
It really looks great with the iris, the colours and shapes complement each other so well. Funny how sometimes our waste bits turn out to be the star!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 7, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #6916397

I saw a lovely yellow witch hazel for sale yesterday - only $33.50...
but it is a fragrant one & really pretty.
I have a winter hazel that has yellow flowers so I will have to watch & see if it will be any good for cutting, I think it may be too small & sparse at the moment.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 7, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #6916465


I don't know much about witch hazel! Does it get the flowers first like Magnolia? then the leaves ?
I wonder how much that is in 's ? lol!

Thanks again for sharing your arrangements, here's a spotty cuppa for you!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 7, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #6917000

Scary people????
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 8, 2009
9:53 AM

Post #6921752

neat spotty cup!
The witch hazel is like magnolia in that respect - blossom first & then leaves come later.
Mine is late winter/early spring flowering.
There are some amazing varieties out there & many fragranced ones.
Shame mine isn't scented but it is pretty.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 8, 2009
7:59 PM

Post #6923338

Love that Witch Hazel, so intersting and pretty. Love the spotty cup too!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 9, 2009
5:59 PM

Post #6926526


Blossom, the Amaranthus pair in the vases (above)... they look a bit scary!!! don't you think?? LoL!
Thanks dalfyre! bring your flowers stuck in a vase here anytime, I love seeing everyone's flowers!

Hi Sally, Thanks! The cup fits under the teapot, quite a neat container.. lol.
How are you getting on with moving house, hope your're not overdoing things? I guess it will take a long time packing up all the African Violets and Orchids in your house?.. lol
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #6926828

Silly me! You said scary couple.. I interpreted it as scary people.. WHAAAT was I thinking!! LOL!

It s the heat dear, bloody opressive here. BLOODY OPRESSIVE. It has fried my noodles!



Now that ya mention it, they do look scary... ! hehehehe!!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 9, 2009
8:37 PM

Post #6927064

Terri, we will house hunt soon. I have not overdone it and I hope I don't.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 9, 2009
9:34 PM

Post #6927380


Chillax in the evening Blossom! Make a fan with something fragrant.. lol!

Good to hear that Sally! I hope you don't overdo it aswell!

Red roses from the garden with a twisted palm leaf.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #6927690

LIke that twisted palm leaf. Do you have a photo of it as it was, and then what you did to it, Terri?

Sally - If I recall correctly, you are moving to Houston? I have relatives there - and have visited quite a few times. Good luck in your house hunting!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 9, 2009
11:16 PM

Post #6927714

Thanks, yes, Houston area.

Great arrangement with the palm leaf!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 10, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #6928066

Thanks Dianne and Sally! I will take a pic and show you how I did the palm leaf.
I went to the florists with a friend, to help her choose some flowers for a wealth she is making for someone.
I said to myself, 'you're not buying anything terri, don't even think about it' Well y'know how it is ...
I ended up getting a huge bunch of stuff (mostly foliage).
5 palm leaves, 10 hosta leaves, 3 leukdendron, 3 ginger, 4 protea ,2anthurium, 4 green amaranthus,
2 yellow carnations, 2 red canna leaves and a bunch of yellow statice. Not a bad tropical bunch for 6.00

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 10, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #6928074


Love the green anthurium sp?

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2009
5:31 PM

Post #6930625

I would love to have some witch hazel, I love all that contorted kinda stuff, right up my alley.
That is a lot of posies for $6 terri, wish they were that cheap here.
Lovely rose arrangement as well.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #6932254

Oh lovely terri!


Your colors are stunning!

Remember my "arrangement" above... well look what the heat did to it.. sort of abstracted in a vase! Looks a tad "picasso" to me or is that Dali? LOL!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
11:22 AM

Post #6933705

Dali or Picasso?! LOL!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 11, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6934515


Thanks Candee, yes wtich hazel would suit your style of arranging ... buy one today... LOL!

Picasso! Thanks Blossom, are you drying your flowers? I've got quite a collection drying this year!!
Hope to use them for some excitng threads in the dull winter months... Get your thinking caps on everyone.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 11, 2009
4:15 PM

Post #6934599


Candee, please bring you pretty vase of flowers over here, the one with the Iris leaves.

Get well soon Sally, hope you like your get well soon arrangement Candee has made for you from all of us!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
5:31 PM

Post #6934922

Terri, no, that was a fluke, I plum forgot about them in that vase and they dun dried! LOL

Hey Sally, get well!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 11, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #6934969

Lovely things to see!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6935031

Here Sally a cheery get well wish.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2009
6:08 PM

Post #6935052

Oops wrong one lol, blonde thingy!

Hope this one cheers you up better there Sally!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2009
6:09 PM

Post #6935056

Now don't drink that wine, won't help your illness much, but if you do anyway you may perk up?

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 11, 2009
8:23 PM

Post #6935532

Oh, how beautful, thank you for the pretty arrangements!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 11, 2009
11:01 PM

Post #6936048


Thanks Candee, your're a mate! and we got an added Bonus arrangement, lovely!

Wishing you well soon Sally!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2009
11:52 PM

Post #6936235

I really like the way you manipulated that one terri, that should surely cure whatever is ailing Sally!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 11, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6936249


Merci Beaucoup Candee! I hope so , that would be nice to have Sally well again!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 12, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #6936356

I wish it would happen.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 12, 2009
3:23 AM

Post #6937082

So you are still not quite 100%? Sorry to hear that.

Candee - nice use of the iris leaves. Are they siberian irises? I had not thought to use them before. Looks like another good idea that I can steal. I need to move a clump soon, so I will have to cut the leaves off anyway to make moving easier.

Terri - weren't you supposed to show us how you did the nifty palm twist? Or is it just literally twisting it? and how do you get it to stay? just by sticking the other flowers in between? Inquiring minds want to know. LoL.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 12, 2009
2:05 PM

Post #6938077

I stole the leaf idea from terri a long time ago, matter of fact I have stolen a lot of her techniques and tricks. I never noticed how interesting the siberian leaves were until I actually cut one the are in little groups of 3 connected at the base.
I don't care for bearded iris, but the leaves from them actually for a fan effect, check them out! They are equaly as interesting.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #6938317

Verrry nice!!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 12, 2009
3:28 PM

Post #6938422

I like that hangin vase BB, where did you ever find that?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2009
3:38 PM

Post #6938460

Actually its not hangin!! Its tilted on a shelf! LOL!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2009
12:31 PM

Post #6941703

Well it makes we now want a hangin vase, let's go find one!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2009
11:36 AM

Post #6945083

LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 14, 2009
10:51 PM

Post #6947120


Did you Candee? I don't remember... lol! Ideas are shared not stolen, sometimes you see something and it fits in with your design idea ..

Pretty fakes Blossom!!

Dianne, sorry been busy! Will post a link to the new leaf thread later tonight!

Hope you are feeling a little better Sally?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 16, 2009
9:41 PM

Post #6953983

Whaat fakes.. those sunnies up there are real! LOL! Faked you out again?!

Yes, Sally do get well!


Terri, let us know the link, it sounds intriguing!

Stealing ideas, not,, thats just flattery!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 16, 2009
10:16 PM

Post #6954063

A little less dizzy thankfully.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 16, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6954277

Thats wonderful Sally. Do hope it passes soon. Nothing worse than feeling rotten in the summer
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #6954706

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1027414/ Leaf link


lol Blossom!

Oh good Sally! hope these don't make you dizzy again ..lol!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 17, 2009
1:38 AM

Post #6954805

Whoaaah.. coluors!!! LOL!!!! got my head in a twirl! Careful Sally shez a "mean" one! LOL!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 17, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #6954888

Gorgeous Strawflowers! I had a bunch, but they are gone now, the heat was too much this year. :(
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #6955154


Thanks! Did you manage to save any for drying indoors Sally?
Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 17, 2009
3:26 PM

Post #6956580

No, since I have been sick and it has been OVERLY hot outside, I don't even go out now. Hubby has been trimming etc. Some of the flowers just went to heck, not his fault, the heat is worse than on record...EVER. My big perennials, trees, etc are fine, we water a lot, but some flowers just bit the dust.

THIS will be a summer to forget for sure. Here is a memory, ha.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2009
3:29 PM

Post #6956594

That sure is a nice memory Sally. I sure hope the heat breaks for you soon and you feel well enough to get outside.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 17, 2009
3:30 PM

Post #6956600

Me too!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 19, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #6962556


Hi Sally! Pretty picture with the pink frame, it looks fab! Hope you are getting better and keeping cool.

2gmk, Hope the wedding flowers are all going to plan, good luck to the Happy couple!

I'll be away for a couple of weeks, hope you all don't forget to 'stick some flowers in a vase' for me.. hehe!
Happy summer everyone!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #6962925

Hurry back cuz we will miss ya!!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #6963021

Oops, wrong pic!! LOL!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 19, 2009
2:54 AM

Post #6963044

Have a safe trip! Pretty flowers!!

Nice veggies, Blossom!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2009
10:45 AM

Post #6963822

LOL! Thanks!

(She wanted peppers! I tossed in a few maters for grins!!)
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
4:28 PM

Post #7099581

Was out picking today.. kinda makes me wish I had more roses...this smells heavenly!

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2009
5:37 PM

Post #7099823

What a lovely bouquet, Blossom. Such a neat mix of colors. What are the purplish flowers and the greenish/yellowish ones?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
5:44 PM

Post #7099849

In the vase arrangement is a red rose, then three sedum autumn joys, white asters, purple aster, golden rod, a dusty miller collar. Its aroma is amazing!

The shoes have green and white coleus potted in them.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2009
5:56 PM

Post #7099883

Thanks for the info. Your autumn joy is more purplish than mine - the one I have is more pinkish. I like the feathery golden rod - will have to try to plant that next year. Hope it is not too big - I am fast running out of space - something that you don't have to worry about with all your acres LoL.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
7:44 PM

Post #7100334

If you plan to do a golden rod go with the dwarfs. My rods are wild
and are 6 feet tall and take a lot of space!

My asters are very tall too and of the feral variety! If you do asters get purple dome in you small yard, get purple dome. its a dwarf. This time of year you can find asters and mums everywhere.

There are a couple kinds of the sedum. I have also Matrona which is a neat one. Its pink on the flower. Seems Autumn Joys color depends on when you cut it. Mine are waining. They were really red this year and have gone that purplish.. next will be the lovely brown! LOL!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2009
8:57 PM

Post #7107137

That is gorgeous BB. My sedums went quickly this season seemed they didn't last long at all. I have autumn joy and sedum frosty morn which is more white. They really make for nice fill in arrangements.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2009
3:44 PM

Post #7240501

Well, I cut back my annuals that are in the house and came up with this...

The white is a dianthus
purple - snapdragon
orange - impatien
pink - another impatien

Sorry about the blurr... jeez I just cant get close ups clear.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

November 4, 2009
6:12 PM

Post #7241057

Blur or not it is a nice gathering. So nice you still had a few blooms. I must resort to greenery and sticks this time of year.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #7241108

Well see, thats cuz I brought them container plants into the house!'

Well, hope they send up another run.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

December 21, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #7388282

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

From my houseplants to yours!! LOL!

BB

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

January 10, 2010
1:24 AM

Post #7447249

What a sweet idea! Same to you and Happy New Year. I have a new doctor and I am looking forward to getting better!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2010
2:22 AM

Post #7447401

Thats grand Sally! Wishing you the best!

haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2010
9:53 PM

Post #7449567

Well good for you and now hoping that he gets you back up and running like your ole self real soon!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

January 10, 2010
11:32 PM

Post #7449782

Thank you, I SURE hope I can keep getting better with this new doctor. All of the others have not been able to help.

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