I thought, while I took the time to edit the 500,000,000,000 (at least) photos that I took on the cruise, I would show you this.
Diana from Elephants Eye has been a long time reader of my blog. I guess I have blown her away with the brilliance of my flower designing, because she is always commenting how she never gets to see it any more. I did think that I would be arranging flowers in the flat all the time, but for some reason, the gardeners at the complex where I live frown on my ‘helping’ myself to their stuff. I can’t understand why? I am just trying to make life easier for them.
But I did have a chance recently to visit a cut flower farm, here in Barbados.
And I purchased a couple of things…
Then I made these two arrangements.
This is a 3 sided, and it is on a chest in my foyer. It consists of 3 torch ginger, some song of India and 2 Strelitzia leaves.
I also used the bottom half of the ginger when I shortened them. If you look closely, you can see 2 stems in the vase, they are a red bamboo looking stem.
In this shorter vase, I also used song of india, and a green that I have not seen before
It looks like a giant Italian parsley, but the leaves are hard, not soft like parsley. And I added these peachy anthiriums.
I hate to tell you (but I will), that I purchased these flowers the week before I left on the cruise, and in the excitement I forgot to throw them out. Most of the anthiriums were still in good shape when I arrived back, so I just went for fresh water and a quick rearrange. I certainly got my moneys worth out of that lot…