Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Going Green

Spring has put me in the mood for fresh picked bouquets.  Now that the lilacs are gone and the bleeding hearts are fading, the availability of blooms is slim.  My plants are growing and filled with buds and promise, but it will be another couple of weeks before I have a lot of colors to choose from. However, if you stretch your mind a bit, there is always something worthy of a vase.
Inspired by a beautiful deep green vase that I received for a birthday gift, I picked a handful of green this morning.  I love the freshness and the monochromatic palette of this bouquet. I started with a backdrop of fern leaves, then added two varieties of hosta leaves.  Autumn Joy Sedum stalks, still in their spring green suits, add another shape and texture, and a few more fern leaves finish off the look.
The garden always holds possibility.


  1. Pretty! And what a lovely vase - nice bday gift.

  2. What a beautiful idea! Never thought of a monochromatic foliage arrangement!

  3. beautiful arrangements! I'm about in the same boat right now with flowers. I do believe I saw one iris blooming so within a few day's I'll be able to cut some for the house and patio.... thanks for the photo!

  4. This is lovely. Nice balance and textures. Do you have formal arrangement training?