Forsythia blooms in my hand made paper vase, Mum's the Word, which has actual mums in the pulp. The paper is wrapped around a plastic recycled container so one can use fresh flowers. The vase has several coats of protective finish.
Silk flowers in my handmade paper vase, Faling Leaves. Actual Japanese red maple leaves are in the paper that is wrapped around a plastic recycled container so fresh flowers can be used. It has several coats of protective finish.
A "natural" flower arrangement in my yard -- tropicana rose with a volunteer larkspur which gives a beautiful contrast.
As i live in Zone 3a, having a Hibiscus in bloom all summer is quite an acheivement. This one was purchased in April and nurtured along all summer, it is now back in the house, still blooming !!
One of the GIANT Sunflowers that graced the east flower garden, well over 8' tall !!
My daughter painted these vases for me, and I grew the flowers.
"Faces of White". Roses used: Windermere, Rushing Stream, Snow Goose, Guirlande d'Amour, The Generous Gardener, Seafoam. Sparingly used Salvia farinacea 'Victoria White'
Roses used: Rosanna, Pomponella, Lyda Rose, Darlow's Enigma, Baltimore Belle. Filler - Valerian Officinalis
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My Village Kamenets Yambol Region Eastern Thrace Bulgaria Garden
This is a succulent wreath I entered in our local Northern Gila County Fair in Arizona and won a blue ribbon. I have planted ice plant, hens and chicks and tiger succulent.
Peace lilly propagated and grown in home garden under a Loquat tree. displayed on back porch by pool.
Hard to beat this "natural" arrangement of a giant sunflower.
The Pinecone Ginger turns red in the Fall.
"Tea for Two"
Glads, susans, zinnia, dahlia in the spout, bit of passiflora vine around the lid and tall grasses which I arranged in my mother's antique copper teapot.
"Mixed Bag of Treats"
Lilies, tall garden phlox, zinnias, coneflowers, liatris, gypsophilia, dahlia and a few siberian iris pods which I made in one of my mother's antique pewter candy dishes.
What a lovely surprise on Mothers Day!
Live plants make long lasting flower arrangements.
Mexican hat, queen anne's lace and rudbeckia inside a wooden watering can.
Kathy's flower bouquet from our gardens.
Double delight rose and goldflame honeysuckle
Comtesse de Bouchaud clematis in a favorite vase.
Apples and Mums Centerpiece
Not bad for a beginner ?
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