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Sep 2, 2018 9:24 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
Batchelor buttons ,Stock fragrant flowers, silver dollar eucalyptus, clarkias,ferns,
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Mostly penstemons , yarrows, grass stalks,
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Yarrow, roses, Lupines, anemones, stocks, dianthus,
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Dahlias and one purple fragrant Monks Sweat pea.
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I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Oct 22, 2018 7:57 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Lovely idea! Your arrangements are absolutely stunning! These are a few of mine from the past season...

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"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
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Nov 4, 2018 1:20 PM CST
Name: SaulGood Flowers
St. Petersburg, FL (Zone 10a)
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Ranunculus, Ammi, Phlox, Gomphrena, Rudbeckia, Scented Geranium, Yarrow, Dusty Miller




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Amaryllis, Ammi, Larkspur, Phlox, Ranunculus, Bells of Ireland, Jasmine




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Sunflower, Zinnia, Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy', Coneflower, Gomphrena, Holy Basil, Ferns


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Dahlia, Gladiolus, Saltbush, Lisianthus, Gomphrena, Dusty Miller, Dianthus
Plant seeds & sing songs
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Nov 13, 2018 2:41 PM CST
Name: Larisa
Russia, Moscow (Zone 5a)
A bit of mine. What grows in the garden and near the garden.

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Nov 13, 2018 3:05 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
You're all so talented. I love seeing your garden items made into such beautiful floral arrangements.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
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Nov 13, 2018 7:03 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
Soulgoodflowers and GreenTara your names are just as creative as your lovely floral arrangements . Continue to share the creative beauty of flowers in bundles of happiness return with new Holiday arrangement soon? Greenery candles food fruit all make great holiday floral arrangements.

Each of Your arrangements made me smile....and I can actually smell some of them if I picture them and close my eyes. What a treat on a cloudy rainy day!

So what's next for the Holidays. Keep posting as you create more lovely beauties from the gift of gardening! Can't wait to see what lovely arrangements you share next!

Let's get everyone in the spirit of the holiday's by sharing what we find in our gardens and use them to brighten our homes with cheer and post them here. Sharing our gratefulness from the bounties in the garden from simple ideas made easy.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Nov 14, 2018 1:42 PM CST
Name: Larisa
Russia, Moscow (Zone 5a)
Thank, bumplbea! Smiling
I suspect that my "bouquet activity" will decrease in the near future due to the cold climate. But I will gladly join the topic at the earliest opportunity. It is fascinating! Lovey dubby
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Nov 18, 2018 11:51 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
just because there's no flowers there's lots of different greens that can be included in designs. Especially Xmas themes. I'll be posting some soon taken from anything I can find in winter . Especially hollies and winter greens. I especially love evergreens pines, Douglas fur, Scott's pine, white pine long needles and short.

So don't give up just because no flowers in season in the garden. Thats the beauty od floral designs winter scapes from the garden as well as table scapes wall , window swags as well as wreaths. Even the grape vines saved after trimming this year have made many lovely wreaths ready to decorate with the dried leafs and greens from the garden.

Can't wait to see what many others have done for the holidays.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Nov 21, 2018 6:00 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
Dried flowers and what nots from the garden for winter color.

1- next to tablecloth ..Dried Asteraceae Lovely scent
2- dried Ornamental Oregano Round-Leaved Origanum Rotundifolia
3- dried zinnias, dried Hydrangea macrophyla .
4- White Money Plant (Lunaria Biennis)


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I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Nov 21, 2018 6:39 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Delightful! The ornamental oregano is especially pretty! I dried some flowers to enjoy over the winter too. I have a bouquet of Pearly Everlasting, and lots of Goldenrod, Joe Pye Weed, White Sweet Clover (very fragrant as it dries!) Yarrow, and Wool Grass hanging on the walls and above the kitchen window.
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My blog: https://yeflowerlovers.blogspo...
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
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Nov 22, 2018 10:53 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
Joanna.... Hurray! your really into dried flowers and as fun and creative as it is there's always the great ole factory sense going all winter plus the visuals and fun creative things to do.

It's fun make swags for over the over kitchen windows from the hop vines with the beautiful hop cones 3-4"long attached. The leaves & cones- lime green, hold their color all winter.

Your pearly's are gorgeous. I can just smell all of them from here! Your kitchen window is glowing! All the hanging dried flowers brings back lots of wonderful memories.

I have even gone as far as blending straw flowers in my blender and gluing them on canvas in designs for wall pics and collages . A lil OCD! Lovey dubby in a good way.

The below dried floral arrangement grows bigger every year - pee gee hydrangeas, German baby breath, clipped pampas feathers, clipped dried porcupine grass, dried amacanthrius . Added dried butterflies & dried humming birds- I pick them up form the yard. My son says that's kind of morbid but I like them. Whistling
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In the collage plant material used - dried leaves blended in my blender painted red and blue and whole small maple leaves, palm leaves clipped and trimmed, Bamboo made into squares, dried clematis flowers, dried leaves from geraniums on the left hooked together in a swirl & Steele grass swirled over the bamboo squares.


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I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Nov 23, 2018 7:10 AM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Stunning! You are so creative! Smiling Love the collage idea! And dried hops...I have yet to grow those but may have to add that to my list for next year!
My blog: https://yeflowerlovers.blogspo...
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
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Nov 23, 2018 5:01 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
Joanna once you have hops you'll never be without, there are variegated leaves available too. So easy to grow, virtually maintenance free and make lovely arch coverings in the garden.

I forget that I put flowers in books to dry and sometimes open one and dried flowers fall out reminding me that flowers just don't exist in the garden .

I like framing many dried flowers...I figure I put a lot of work into growing them from seed then planting all of them ...then why not preserve them seeds and all in one step. Placed in glass air tight frames for hanging.


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And a lavender home below in the place of a kinky hairdo ...hehe ! at least they will never go bald. Oddities from dried flowers, seeds... once collecting them all what to do with them...?


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I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Nov 23, 2018 5:10 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Those framed dried flowers are beautiful! What a great idea!!!
My blog: https://yeflowerlovers.blogspo...
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
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Nov 23, 2018 5:35 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
Thank You! Joanna for your kind words and following my entry madness & Thank You! for the acorns. Both the hanging dried flowers , and the collage won 1st place in the state flower show in their division.

Motivation is to win that coveted blue ribbon and great ideas from flower show entries. The collage won best in show! See 'best in show' awards aren't just for dogs!

Below charger plates decoupaged with dried alostroemarias, won first place..in that division. In flower shows there are 25 divisions...
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NEED TO GET MORE PEOPLE IN THIS THREAD TO SHOW OFF THEIR Ideas with plant material!!!

I know there are more people out there! Where are you all hiding?
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Nov 23, 2018 6:42 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I'm not a bit surprised they won! Thumbs up I like to tuck pressed flowers between the pages of books too. And tuck them into letters to friends. Also started an herbarium, inspired by Emily Dickinson's.
My blog: https://yeflowerlovers.blogspo...
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
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Nov 23, 2018 8:10 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Pages from my herbarium...not exactly floral arrangements but still fun to look at during the winter months! Smiling

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"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
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Nov 24, 2018 12:36 PM CST
Name: Larisa
Russia, Moscow (Zone 5a)
Girls, your flowers are beautiful! Now I am so sorry that I did not dry the flowers in the summer! I will do it next year. When I saw your flowers, I went to the park to see what I could find. I brought a lot of dry grass, seeds, branches and berries.
I understand that there are no bright accents. But I'll think of something.
Now I have a little wreath of wild berries and dry grass. I dug a fern out of the snow. Big Grin
And I cut my Asparagus today, because the branches are too long. In addition, I found some dried flowers on my windows.

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Nov 24, 2018 12:52 PM CST
Name: Beverly
Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
Butterflies Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Seed Starter Tropicals
bumplbea said:

NEED TO GET MORE PEOPLE IN THIS THREAD TO SHOW OFF THEIR Ideas with plant material!!!

I know there are more people out there! Where are you all hiding?




I for one am hiding under one of your many fountains and you will never find me. Hilarious! This friendly competition is too awesome and i don't want any pity thumbs Rolling my eyes.
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Nov 24, 2018 1:25 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
Joanna... Hurray! Hurray! what an absolutely gorgeous collection of dried plant material. Isn't it amazing how well the leaves and flowers dry and makes a wonderful way to pass thru the winter or any time for a fix. Winters can deprive some of us of the greens and florals that thrived in our gardens, some buried under snow others stuck in winters barrage of a cold grey cover.

I think you have the materials to make a beautiful collage. Green Grin! Just a little one to start. I bet you can put some of the material into a nice illustration , collage or what other ideas may pop up!

Thanks for sharing I love it! Made my day! I tip my hat to you.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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