Saturday, August 2, 2014

trumpet vine flowers, warty squash, helianthus

I think this is the first time I've used trumpet vine flowers in an arrangement all summer, which is weird, because I love trumpet vine flowers! This arrangement actually started with the warty squash, though. At the time I picked them, they were already too old to cook with, so I'd been saving them for an arrangement when I decided to use them today. I'd intended to drop a liner of some sort into the big one and use it as a vase, but, I couldn't seem to make myself pierce its wonderful, warty skin, so I positioned a vase behind it, and its smaller companion squash, instead. In the vase are yellow perennial helianthus flowers and one perfect cluster of orange trumpet vine flowers.

1 comment:

  1. This is cool and funky but I absolutely loved your using trumpet flowers as vessels for astilbe in your fabulous book.