Week 44 Unusual suspects


One of the things I love about this time of year is that it encourages (forces?) me to look at my garden differently, finding things that are not usually considered arrangement material.

This piece, in a hand made, raku fired vase, feature typical things and a-typical ones.  The Chinese lanterns are a very usual fall material with their glowing orange shapes. With this arrangement I’ve chosen only the lightest in color, and the green ones, to echo the light yellow orange of the abutilon.

Abutilon are not typically an arrangement flower but I’ve found they can survive for about five days or so, indoors.


The vertical greenery are seed pods of a hyssop, the purple/blue flowers having fallen off.


And the fuzzy green orbs are from a asclepias (butterfly weed) called either “Family Jewels” or “Hairy Balls”. I think you can see why.

Gomphocarpus Physocarpus

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