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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2009
8:13 PM

Post #6591849

Well I am really pleased with this the allium, siberian iris and long since finished poppys.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2009
8:20 PM

Post #6591867

Thanks Terri you are my inspiration teachin me to try new things!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2009
8:32 PM

Post #6591902

Bit closer, the gold doesn't show as well in the photo. Almost like Christmas in June!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2009
8:38 PM

Post #6591938

And one more. Let's now see what everyone else has for this Goin for the Gold!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2009
8:16 PM

Post #6596329

Think I should have covered the metal holder a bit more thoroughly or painted it gold to match?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
1:52 PM

Post #6599389

Hi Candee, What a Beautiful arrangement! Love the purple and gold colours together.
Everything you sprayed turned out really lovely, you must have used a whole can of spray paint?
The leaves look fab too! Stunning design with good height and shape!
Great idea for a new theme, your going for gold is going be hard to beat, LoL!

Thank you! and I can't wait to see everyone try this one! now where did I put my spray paint...?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #6599496


I agree about the metal holder, but to be honest I didn't notice it until you pointed it out!!!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6599878

Thanks Terri - actually didn't take much spray paint at all. I have been using the same can on the birdcage for several years and on one other piece that we have. Just a few waves over those allium and they were transformed and same for the poppy pods.
Can't wait to see what you and everyone else design, got that thinkin cap on already I am sure!
The leaf idea you inspired particularly as I never work with leaves much and you and your oils all work wonders, I am too lazy for the oil, it was easier to paint them and then crop them.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
8:48 PM

Post #6601001


I was wondering what you were taliking about, Oh the oils!!! I haven't had any big leaves to shine up in a long time. lol
I'm diggin for gold around these parts...

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2009
11:33 AM

Post #6603538

Looks like you had a successful dig my friend!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2009
5:02 PM

Post #6626781

Bumpin this so somebody gets busy with going gold. Where is everybody?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 10, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #6668444


I'm here Miss!... found a little friend for us to talk to . lol!

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 11, 2009
9:02 AM

Post #6672159

well this is not an arrangement but I wandered into the Salvation Army shop on my way to work & found a gold frog...
they wanted fifty cents for it... I gave them a dollar & feel a bit guilty because I suspect it is worth a bit more than that.
it comes apart if you twist it.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 11, 2009
9:03 AM

Post #6672160

like this...

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2009
9:53 AM

Post #6672209

What a niffy find!!! you'll just have to arrange something in it. LoL
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 11, 2009
10:32 AM

Post #6672267

I am thinking if it fits into the vase MeeMum gave me I might try an underwater arrangement.
Nothing like being ambitious :)
I think I will have some fun experimenting.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2009
11:28 AM

Post #6672367

Can't wait to see it. That is quite a nice bargain you got!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 11, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #6673065


Hello Dianne, got any gold????? gold dancing shoes?? lol I'm sure I spotted some golden flowers in your garden...

Great find dalfyre! Looking forward to seeing what you make.




dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 12, 2009
9:44 AM

Post #6677016

ok - my first attempt at using the gold frog :)

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
1:56 PM

Post #6677543


Like it! Usually the frog is covered up with leaves or stones but in this case... we are going for the gold! Well done dalfyre!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
3:17 PM

Post #6677962


Going for the gold with my new vase!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #6677974


Gold Gladioli, gold poppy heads and golden birdie!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
3:21 PM

Post #6677989


Vase with Gladioli leaves inside.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 12, 2009
8:32 PM

Post #6679010

told you I was new at this :) Not to mention blonde ;)
... didn't know that I should or even how to cover up the frog but have had some good suggestions so next time will try hiding it.
This is so much fun!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2009
5:28 PM

Post #6686326

Blond here as well dalfyre LOL! Terri will tell you I have my moments! But the frog is gold and it is the gold theme so no need to cover it up.
Hey Terri that is dazzling, that is the coolest vase I've seen. Where do you find that stuff?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 15, 2009
5:09 PM

Post #6690785


Thanks Candee, I saw the vase in one of the shops on the High St, thought it was quite unusual. For once it wasn't a junk shop find... lol.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2009
5:43 PM

Post #6690941

It is a pretty vase, Terri. Now the question is, is there a liner or small tube inside to hold water???
Not junk shop - but treasure shop!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 15, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #6690976


There's no small tube inside or anything, it has given me quite a headache actually! The neck is very thin.
In the end I wrapped the glads in cling film and put a drop of water in there.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2009
6:11 PM

Post #6691075

Well you are the clever one. It is quite a unique piece, would look great around our place.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 16, 2009
3:13 AM

Post #6693612

I have a new acquisition from the local Sally Army shop...
I went looking for vases or bowls & spotted a large glass swan.
Ok so it isn't any use for floral work but I love it & it cost me a whole $7.00.
I am making a habit of paying them a bit more than they ask since it is a charity shop.
Still cheap at twice the price.
Hubby hasn't noticed it yet.
He won't mind especially when I spent so little on it.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2009
3:42 AM

Post #6693738

What a great swan - and an incredible deal to boot.

Goes nicely with your collection of animals.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6698542

Now that I see that it reminds me of one we used to have - so many years ago I can't recall where we got it nor where it has gone. Thanks for the memories! Lovely wedding photos btw!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 18, 2009
9:31 AM

Post #6704338

I am hoping the swan dates back to the 1970's...
I vaguely recall seeing them back then.
but it may be a more recent Chinese knock off of Murano glass.
I don't know how I ended up with a collection of birds but I guess they fit in with my love of gardening :)
One draw back to a June wedding in NZ is that it is the middle of winter & not much in the garden.

And the other draw back is that it was freezing!
Hubby was nice & warm in his kilt but I had a sleeveless dress & the mean photographer made me take my 'fur' cape off for most of the pics...
when he saw my cape my Step dad asked "how many plastic rabbits died for that?"
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 9, 2009
6:23 PM

Post #6926601



Going for the Gold with a textured arrangement!
Dried Allium and grasses contrast with the smooth twig and honesty pods.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #6930628

Now that's a sparkler. Did you spray that twig as well? I really like it, BTW what are honesty pods?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 10, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #6930717


Thank you Candee! No I didn't spray the twig, it's like a piece of smooth bark or something!
Honesty seed pod shells? the bit that falls off to expose the seeds.

Haven't made many arrangements Honesty, here's my ballet dancer!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2009
6:11 PM

Post #6930774

I didn't think you had sprayed it, it fits in perfectly.
Honestly, I have never heard of an honesty plant. I know what a pod shell is just never heard of that plant. The ballet dancer is fabulous, what a great combination of texture and movement.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 11, 2009
7:53 AM

Post #6933549

I tossed Honesty seeds around my garden...
am paying for it years later.
They are weeds here!
I did get some unusual variegated ones - and I saved seed from them...why?
Because those seed pods are so pretty.
But good grief they are so invasive.
I think I will be weeding them out forever now.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 11, 2009
3:49 PM

Post #6934462


Thanks Candee, I made the ballet dancer a while ago for the bigger is better thread but I didn't think you would like it! lol.
I lost most of my Honesty, I think that snow week was to blame!! Funny how different plants are weeds somewhere or other. I like the purple flowers in springtime too.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2009
6:10 PM

Post #6935061

Oh but I do like it!
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2009
7:11 PM

Post #6957517

I like your ballet dancer Terri! Theres some Honesty in our front garden. I've also heard it called money plant. I wish I had some allium or gold paint but I do not...so I'll just enjoy the pics that are already here.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 17, 2009
7:16 PM

Post #6957533


Thank you Steven! Are you going to dry your honesty?
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2009
8:31 PM

Post #6957802

I may later in the season but I want to let it seed a bit since we only got one plant in our new garden. but after it drops some seed I may bring it in to dry. I plan on drying my celosias later too!

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