Saturday, 30 July 2011

Keep it fun and keep it inexpensive

Keep it fun and keep it inexpensive would be my motto for most things, but especially for flower displays.And keep it colourful !! .Here are some inexpensive  flowers I can recommend: Californian poppies( the bright orange) - super easy to grow annuals, and mostly self seeding once you have them.Crocosmia-a tuber/bulb ( the red flower) - almost a weed , once it is established- and fabulous ground cover.

AND , my  almost favorite because of the drooping  dark red tassels - Amaranthus- an annual which needs a bit of care - but really worth it... and you don't have to go really expensive for a vase- a simple Killner jar works just fine.

Here's another shot so you can see why I love Amaranthus.The vertical acccent just helps to tie everything together with all the other shapes in the flowers.

And just in case you thought I only love bright and bold, and that you have to grow everything yourself- I would also recommend keeping your eyes open when you go for a walk and collect what you think that looks interesting.So you can do a nice display for practically nothing.
Like this for instance:
Don't you just love nature and all the amazing shapes there are!I know...conkers ( chesnuts )..feels too much like autumn .. we won't go there ,hahaha!!
But marvel at this design!

All so pretty and for free!
So a win- win- my favourite situation!

Whatever you do, I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Happy weekend!


Unknown said...

Bea, your floral arrangements are just gorgeous, in all colors. Love it!
Have a beautiful PS weekend ~

Grammy Goodwill said...

Those are so beautiful. What lovely arrangements.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bea,

What a lovely colorful arrangement of fresh flowers you show us here! Those chestnuts are also wonderful; wish we had them here...

Enjoy your Sunday together and hopefully it is a sunny day.
Lots of love,


Anonymous said...

Loving all the color in this post! The poppies are so gorgeous. We so enjoyed ours from the garden this summer. Hope you're having a great weekend!
xo E + J