The flowers
Monday June 02nd 2008, 3:39 pm
Filed under: Non-Knitting

Just an FYI for anybody who might enjoy knowing something I never would have thought of, had it not been for my friend Phyllis: what we did for Saturday’s flowers is we ordered them straight from the grower, They’ll send you a sampler of colors to choose from in person before ordering for the big day, if you want. Five of us arranged them that morning into a few large arrangements and a small one for each table. Remember that the eye likes things in odd numbers: flowers high, medium and low in an arc, (there were five red roses here, not four.) Tuck some limonium (I know, it sounds like flooring material, and this arrangement lost some on the left in the car on the way home) and tree ferns around and behind, tie a matching ribbon at the neck of the vase, and there you go.  It’s much easier to pull off than I would have thought.

My camera’s on the fritz, so this is from my phone.cell phone photo of roses

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Beautiful roses! And great looking couple of kids you have there!

Comment by Karen 06.02.08 @ 4:04 pm

This is one of the best ways to do a floral arrangements. (yourself!) I am enjoying all the wedding happiness oozing over here, and I must say, I love all your fun comments on my blog even if I’m not sure what to say back but “thanks!” (come squeeze my handspun anytime. Really!)

Comment by Joanne 06.02.08 @ 6:58 pm

My uncle was a florist, so I had no worries. He already knew what I wanted, and when we sat down to discuss budgets, I got a wink and pinch (our “thing”), and was told it was on the house. I had no flower stress at all!

Comment by Channon 06.03.08 @ 6:25 am

Those are some pretty Roses! I love Roses in floral arrangements esp when I get a chance to play with how they are placed 🙂

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 06.03.08 @ 6:35 am

I love doing my own arrangements- for fancier stuff, you can get blocks of the green water-absorbent foam which will hold arrangements a bit more securely than in vases (useful if you want to arrange first, then have to transport them).

Comment by RobinH 06.03.08 @ 9:06 am

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