Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Seasonal Arrangement

My garden is full of greenery. Different textures, different shades, different sizes. While I have a good number of "flowers" in the garden, I often times enjoy a seasonal arrangement of greenery.
Inspired by a story that appeared in Martha Stewart Living some years ago, I frequently will make arrangements of Hosta leaves to bring indoors. While not long lived, the arrangement will last 4-5 days.
This arrangement displays a cluster of Hosta leaves, Lady's Mantle blooms and a few lavender blooms. I love the green/purple combination.
Looking for a wonderful centerpiece for a long dining room table? Place single Hosta leaves in individual bud vases and line them down the center of the table. It's simple, it's elegant, and it speaks of the season.


mike said...

Love the urn! Where did you get it?

(Hate the arrangement).

*Just kidding - it's spectacular! The only thing I don't have are lady's mantles.... but you've inspired me to cut some hosta! I have loads of lavender too!

Thanks for sharing!

Kenn said...

The urn is a Martha Stewart Everyday piece. It was available last year (or year before?) at Kmart in the decorative housewares area.

Jonathan said...

I have that urn on my desk right now with a small rosemary topiary in it

Kenn said...

Hi Johathan,
I bet the topiary looks great in the urn.. it's the perfect size!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! -Kenn

Elaine said...

I love making arrangements that this. Great arrangement and photo, Kenn!

Elaine said...

Kenn, I like these colors, but what happened to the patriotic banner - loved it!