seasonal bouquet project 10/1/13

African basil, Persicaria orientalis, zinnias, tithonia, crithmum, autumn light and shadows, all wrapped up in a rutabaga vase for a Dutch still-life, abundance-of-summer effect. I should have grabbed a snail or two as bit players to slipperfoot up the side of the vase in the style of painter Balthasar van der Ast. God knows the garden could spare them.

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The Seasonal Bouquet Project

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8 Responses to seasonal bouquet project 10/1/13

  1. Scott Weber says:

    That is perfect, Denise…love it!

  2. kathy says:

    Great vase Denise ! I don’t see you as a Zinnia gal..have I misjudged you? Perhaps these grow at the ‘allotment’ ? I love Zinnias and only planted one this year which flounders in a pot with a bullying calibrachoa.Next year I have plans to Zinnia it up around here.

  3. Denise says:

    Scott, I’m glad I didn’t pull the basil when it went to seed. Love those dark bracts!
    Kathy, yes, this is all from the allotment, except for the crithmum. It’s only 10X10 — I could easily fill it with just zinnias!

  4. Hoov says:

    Beautiful vase, beautiful arrangement. Thank you for omitting the snail.

  5. Snails as ornament, huh? Like Hoov, I’m glad you left them out of this hot little bouquet.

  6. I love the color combo. I have always been smitten with purple and orange together. Your Fall bouquet looks lovely.

  7. Blackswampgirl Kim says:

    I adore this arrangement-ALL of it! And I’m drooling over that vase. (Vintage?)

  8. Iris Weaver says:

    You just made my evening with those gorgeous pictures!

    Yes, have a snail trailing up the side of the vase. I have had them in my house (from when I harvested my herbs) and they have even managed to creep out of my compost bucket.

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