Category Archives: Floral Arrangement

Dahlia – My Favourite Flower – Week 7

Tweet Dahlia – My Favourite Flower “The dahlias glowed in the autumn sun. Criss-crossing back and forth between the plants, trying to avoid the spider webs dripping with dew, I admired the sheer excess and exuberance of the species. Yellow dahlias, as big as salad plates, shining like miniature sunbursts. Tiny pompom dahlias of deep [...]
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The Sunflower – Week 6

Tweet A Bit About the Sunflower Dwarf Sunspot, Giant Primrose. Lemon Eclair, Stawberry Blonde, Red Sun, Black Oil. What do all of these descriptive references have in common? They are Sunflowers. My favourite is Teddy Bear – a novelty sunflower with a thick, furry, bright yellow head which actually reminds me of a stuffed teddy. [...]
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Gladiolas – Week 5

Tweet Gladiolas Picture a bright, sunny, hot summer day. You are driving down a country highway, enjoying the freedom of the ride, the beautiful day, the expansive scenery. Up ahead you see a roadside stand with baskets of freshly picked produce and buckets of tall, elegant flowers in a mixture of bright, cheery colours. Adorable [...]
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Lily – Week 4

Tweet Oriental Lilies (Photo by Michael Lant – Click on image to enlarge) About the Lily I was named Elizabeth after my paternal great grandmother, Elizabeth Speirs. I recently discovered that she was quite the gardener and lover of flowers and apparently had a very green thumb, especially when it came to Lilies and Dahlias. [...]
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The Hydrangea – Week 3

Tweet The first time I encountered Hydrangea was one Easter when I was first living away from home.  I wanted to give my parents something special and unique as a gift, which meant no Easter Lilies.  I found the perfect item at the local supermarket – a Hydrangea  plant in a brilliant, almost fake shade [...]
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