You know it is after Twelfth Night when these mountains of discarded Christmas trees decorate the streets of New York City. Despite this wintry image, this past week was early Spring-like for January. I use the glove criteria. If I don’t need my gloves, it is definitely balmy.
On West 28th Street in the Flower District, the wholesalers brought lots of pretty flowers out on the street. These hydrangea, jasmine, oregano and star of Bethlehem plants looked like the beginnings of a charming wedding bouquet.
Tuesday the workshop participants in Cincinnati will do just that to create modern mass arrangements like this. Sorry not to be with you ladies – have fun! Click this link to my previous post on an earlier site to see more of this style: www.flowerflinging.blogspot.com/2012/06/pastels-of-june.html?m=o
Not everything is brilliant color. Inside G. Page, these winter white leaves – dusty miller – and flowers – white broom might start a stunning silvery bouquet. (Notice the pop of the same carnations above standing outside the window.)
Speaking of dusty miller, The Nominator, inspired by “Christmas Balls, Dec post, made the design her own. She cleverly created three orbs of different sizes and placed them on candle stands of different heights. Back left uses the dusty miller, while the other two are silver dollar eucalyptus. They have all dried in place and look quite elegant, don’t you think?. An easy long-term winter decoration….