Monday, October 05, 2009

Self-Actualizing Bouquets

Flower arranging once seemed to me an impossible art. That was back when I tried to make the posies fall into the places I had in mind.

I gave that up.

Now I let the stems pretty much have their way. And I put in some of most everything that's blooming. This approach produces a sort of oddness, and doesn't reach levels of doing weddings or of ikebana, but it's a great pleasure to me and keeps a little something live on the table.

That big round thing on the right is a mock orange, BTW, a wonderfully eccentric plant. The fruit has the fuzz of a peach and the size of a plum, smells like an orange, and maybe I'll get emboldened and taste one.

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kenju said...

I applaud your efforts! So many people try too hard and the end result looks tortured. Yours looks natural and I like the eclectic mixture.

Peggy Payne said...

Kenju, I knew as I wrote that you'd lend me moral support on this one. Thank you.

Auckland property manager said...

Beautiful flowers,especially the sinflower,indicating the spirit of optimistic.Thanks for sharing.Best wished to you.

Debra W said...

I love the Black-Eyed Suzies. Is that what they call them where you live? We don't really see them out here in CA, so they must be regional. They bring back memories of my childhood in NY.

I think you did a lovely job arranging your flowers. The more imperfect an arrangement is, the more I seem to enjoy it.


Peggy Payne said...

Two charming terms I've never heard before, Auckland and Debbie. Black-eyed Susies (they're Black-eyed Susans here) and sinflowers. These two are probably all a garden needs.