Monday, 29 March 2010

Flower Arranging Friday

I did another flower arrangement on Friday - but it was hard to photograph as it was a dismal afternoon.

This is a modern take on a traditionl triangle style
It is another tall one - over 3ft 6in high
I cut the phormium from my garden
In fact all the foliage came from my garden, including the dried flowers
which had dried outside over winter

The flowers I used are Shamrock chrysanthemums
Gerbera, and pale green carnations

I enjoyed making this, and manipulating the foliage.

It smells divine and looks so much better in real life.
You can see all the different textures so much better.
It's in the hall now - so I pass it many times a day, and stop to take in the aromas.

Today when I went out in the rain to see to the chickens, I picked up some flattened daffodils lying in the soil.

I cut a few bits of foliage from the garden hedge to pad out the vase,
and added the few carnations I had left over from the other arrangement

The perfume from these fills the lounge and smells so fresh!
I just can't bare those artificial air fresheners.


Createology said...

Lovely arrangements and florals. I too do not care for artificial air freshners except for one - orange mist that is fresh from the orange peels. YUM! Happy creating...

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab arrangements..I take my hat off to you .. I get a bunch of flowers, they look like the cat has been sat on them ROFL ER,...who is that I spy in the piccie???

Claireabelle said...

Wow, Lottie your arrangements are fab! Just gorgeous

Sally H said...

Beautiful arrangements, Lottie! I lvoe your triangular arrangement. Those Chrysanthemums are so unusual

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful arrangements Lottie, c

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

You do such beautiful floral arrangements!

Cath Wilson said...

They're beautiful flowers, Lottie - I've never seen green flowers like that before - wow! They look so unusual and so effective :) Woman of many talents, lol.

Pearl said...

I love to see your arrangements Lottie they are always beautiful.

Anonymous said...

wonderful flower arrangements.

Zuzu's Blog said...

:) very pretty lotty ... (I love the daffs too)

thanks for supporting me through my year out.. mourning period is over i am back on track x