Floral Design forum: Impromptu designs with cut flowers

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jul 2, 2013 9:31 AM CST
I can't say that I ever pre-plan or concentrate overmuch on my cut flower arrangements, but I do occasionally toss one together. For me, they're mood lifters...however they turn out. Big Grin

My first for the 2013 season began simply as a way to utilize several floppy stems that were in the way for weeding tasks. Whistling



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Name: Dianne
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soilsandup
Jul 2, 2013 11:49 AM CST
Lovely, Chelle. Impromptu designs are good Thumbs up

What is the white flower bunches in the front?
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Jul 2, 2013 1:00 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Dianne and I agree

This is so neat...here you can see the names of all of them! http://garden.org/apps/sets/view/182/ . Thumbs up Mouse over the image to see the names.

I should have done the image set first and supplied the link, eh? Well, we learn as we go, right? Whistling
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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Jul 2, 2013 1:42 PM CST
What a neat way of labeling a photo. I am going to have to learn how to do that. Glad you are posting here. I would love for this forum to be revitalized again.

I know what I am going to be asking from you in this year's piggy swap - is the sneezewort easy to grow? I have never seen an achillea with such large flowers. Also the Japanese meadowsweet - does that last as a cut flower? I tried growing astilbe, but no luck so far, and that looks like a good substitute.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jul 2, 2013 1:54 PM CST
I'm not sure about the lasting qualities of cut meadowsweet, but I'll keep an eye on it and let you know. Keep in mind that my cut arrangements live outdoors so that may skew the results a bit.

The sneezewort is very easy to grow. It's likely taller and floppier than most would prefer but I just let it lean in among the roses. It's easily one of my best filler perennials.

I'll save you some seed. Thumbs up
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Aug 8, 2013 7:41 AM CST
Only the ones the groundhogs "chose" for me. Rolling my eyes.



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They clip 'em, and I vase 'em! Hilarious!

They're pretty good with their selections, I must say. Big Grin



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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Aug 8, 2013 7:59 AM CST

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I must agree! Who knew! Hilarious!

They really are pretty, Chelle.

Your first display is beautiful also! Lovey dubby
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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