Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 20, 2012 -- Agapanthus and wheat

This Aganthus (the blue flower) was leftover from yesterday's wedding flowers. It has strong, long stems that make it a fabulous flower to use in large arrangements, but I enjoyed snipping them off and using these short-stemmed flowers in windowsill bottles, too. This array would be prettier, I realize now, if I removed the wheat from the bottle second from the left and let that Agapanthus blossom stand alone.  The bottle farthest to the left includes just the wheat stems from which I harvested the seed heads in the other bottles.

Now for the different kinds of wheat:  In the bottles second from the right and second from the left are seed heads of "regular" wheat. In the bottle in the middle (and pictured below)  are seed heads from bearded wheat. At least that's what I think they are. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog today, and am so inspired! I never thought of using my herbs and vegetables in arrangements the way you do! After scanning through a few of your posts, I jumped up and started cutting my chives, sage, and hosta leaves for a little bedside arrangement. Thank you!