For the entertainment of the realtors, each week I change around how and where I put flowers. This is a steel tray from IKEA with some lead flower frogs (see “Don’t kiss the FlowerFrog” in my old blogspot Archives: http://www.flowerflinging.blogspot.com/2012_08_01_archive.html) and bright golden dahlias. They all rest in about an inch of water.
This handsome red yarrow (Achillea millefolium) lasted beautifully or two weeks in the Pittsford Dairy cream bottles. The twig runner came from Crate & Barrel years ago and has paid for itself several times over by being neutral, country and a great texture.
In rushing to have something on the table for a showing one day, I succumbed to the beauty of the invasive no-no, Phragmities, in full purple bloom. I crept down the road to a clump of them near to the stream. Of course as soon as I had picked a few, I was outed by two charming young women who work for a local nature park nearby. “Do you know what that is? Oh, yes…” was my sheepish reply!!
One of my most treasured ‘containers’ is this old wooden starch box with its beautiful dovetailed corners. In it is a ‘pot-et-pot’ or really a ‘pot-et-pot-et-pot’: Anthurim (tall), ivy, Begonia (right).
This week I used them on the dining room table in a copper wire structure. For how-to see another blogspot post: http://www.flowerflinging.blogspot.com/2012/07/wired.html. Zinnias are very thirsty girls, these tubes have to be filled every morning.