Friday, June 8, 2018

Floral fun. . . . . . . . .



The magenta peonies silently dropped their petals during the night.
Yellow pollen-laden stamens lay like gold dust on the French linen. . . . .
. . . . .however the always long lasting alstroemeria will last another weekend.

I shortened the stems, grabbed a smaller pitcher, poured in fresh water 
and made a quick trip around the garden for greenery.
A hosta leaf, a sprig of camellia leaves, trailing variegated ivy, 
and some gone-to-seed parsley for height.

Floral fun has made another lovely table decoration 
for quite a few more days.



These long lasting flowers come in many colors, all lovely, however I really think
 the white ones with the delicate magenta and yellow markings are my favorite. 


Thank you for all the generous comments regarding the recent dresser re-do HERE
I really enjoy this piece of useful furniture. . . . . . . and yes, already a change from
 two days ago. I added one of my display domes containing a Wedgwood fluted vase
 (which matches the demitasse set), standing on an small antique hand mirror, and
 containing hand-made paper flowers.
Who knows what may change next week!

Enjoy your weekend. 

8 comments:

  1. A beautiful bouquet! Do the flowers grow in your garden, too? I am not sure what they are, they look like lilies to me.

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    1. Meike, they are a type of lily - the Peruvian Lily or lily of the Incas!
      I don't grow them but am thinking I may give them a try!

      Here's a link of you would like to know more about these pretty flowers.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alstroemeria

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Mary -

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  2. I was thinking of you yesterday Mary. I was watching the newly fledged sparrows out in the tree with their mom and dad. They were all sitting together for a spell; Mom and Dad talking to them as their babies looked about.

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  3. beautiful arrangement Mary! Yes, I think they are Inca lilies and are very easy to grow. However, your paper flowers in the fluted Wedgewood vase under the dome, took my breath away,Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

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  4. Alstromerias are such good value plants. They just go on and on. You arrangement is so attractive.
    Do not send squirrels please!

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  5. The green with the white flowers looks so refreshing.

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  6. Version 2 of your floral bouquet is just as pretty as the first. Alstromerias last such a long time when cut. The fun of arranging things in one's home just goes on and on, doesn't it? Did you make the paper flowers?

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