Friday, August 13, 2010

Sharon's Wonderful Flowerpicking Spree

Early this Friday the thirteenth, the dog, two cats and I set out to pick a great assortment of floral material. It had been a very cool night so everything was very fresh and well hydrated. My neighbor had asked for some flowers to help her prepare several large arrangements for an outdoor wedding on Saturday. She didn't have to adhere to any great colour theme, so she will have a good time putting all this material together with some from her own garden. Sometimes I think we don't have a very good "cutting" garden, but am always quite pleased with what we find. I took the wheelbarrow out to the back garden areas. One's arms soon get a bit too full. (Click the images for a full size)
She was quite anxious to have a few lilies, so one bucket contained part of those. Hopefully the pollen doesn't stain the white ones too badly. The white is one called Simplon. The pinks are StarGazers and Berlin. Another bucket has a stalk of Tom Pouce. 
I had four buckets ready for the "volunteers". Here they are all filled. 
Here is a little collage of several groups. All in all it was a very nice way to start the day.
As an addendum, here are a couple of the finished products...Norma did an awesome job. These were emailed to me this morning.

1 comment:

Abby said...

Wow Sharon Beautiful arrangements! I especially love the white one.