I have those thingys and not sure what the official name is, but at least they are green. How bout you just tuck them further behind the wreath?
Just stick fresh cut flowers in a vase!
Well I ran out of time before I had to leave to take DGD to a home school group (she is spending 2 days with me) so I did not get any greenery. I did add water to the thingy's. They won't fit in any further, so I can't hide them that way. the daffs do hide the ones for the rosemary and forsythia. I just need to get out and look or find my wired ribbons...
Oh yes, wired ribbons is a great idea that will cover them perfectly.
go back and look again! They are bright green, and show badly... I am on my way outside now!
The only name I have heard used for those whatchamacallits are floral tubes. I have collected a few also in my days, but have not yet used them.
Well, I sure did not see them until you told me to go look again! I was so taken with the daffs, no one here was looking for any mechanics! Its still pretty!
Now here's what I would do to hide them, put some statice or other light airy filler and the bow and I think that would do it! With a dry filler, you would not need another "whatchamacallit" ( we call them orchid picks) to hide then and just wire it in. You can leave the orchid picks on the wreath and just change those fresh flowers when they are done!
that is my plan on changing th flower... I am envisioning roses and babys breath, both of which will be in my garden. I think I have solved hiding the picks, but I cant find my ribbon
Hi Yardqueen, Gorgeous spring wreath !! it's so cheerful, love it!
Thanks, Terri! It is gone now though... I need to find some flowers...
and for yardqueens next trick......drumroll please!!!
Usually daffodils 1st, then Forsythia followed by Hyacinth and any tulips that manage to come back. Also the Bradford Pears and Redbud trees are blooming. I used all of these except the daffodils in my latest "trick" as Blossumbuddy called it... I also used some bougainvillia which is blooming in the greenhouse. The kids came for dinner tonight so I was showing off... LOL
and the seedlings are great! I already had to separate some into their own pots. Almost everything I planted has already come up. I will take pics...
Oh Yardqueen! That looks BEAUTITUL, love how you added to it with the other spring material. The Boogie is a gorgeous pink! I've only seen the purple one. The kids were impressed I'm sure!!!
The pictures are really good, would love to hang this on the flowerpot cafe door to welcome everyone!
Looking forward to seeing your seedlings and garden come to life! Have you sown any sweet peas?
Thanks for sharing your pretty flowers!
Thank you! I didn't add to the last wreath, though. I started completely over. I really enjoy making the wreaths. I guess it is because I never thought about making them from fresh flowers until I thought about using the orchid picks. I need a medicine dropper though, so it will be easier to add water.
I will be honored for you to hang them on the door of the cafe. I will drop by in a little while to drop them off!
Yes I did some sweet peas. I am not sure if they came up or not. I can't get to all of my containers to see what they are!
I am going to take pics today and I will post some on the "thread for March 2009 in the garden." And I will post some of the trees and the forsythia...
Good idea for the medicine dropper! (the things we do for our flowers) LOL!
So pleased you are going to bring your wreath to the cafe', it will make the place look a bit more inviting and upmarket!!!
It sounds like you have done loads of seeds, looking forward to your pics!
Yardqueen, now that is some spring magic!!! Lovely dear! Lovely!
This thread has got quite long, please join me in the new one! .....
Just stick flowers in a vase!
Should we add a page Number to the link? What page would it be 2?
Not sure if this is the original so someone here will have to guide us!