Friday, March 27, 2009

95 Years in Flowers

Today we had the honor of creating a very special arrangement for the birthday of a 95 year old woman! Her son wanted to treat her to 95 different flowers-one for each year. What a wonderful gift! What else does one need or want at 95? Most gifts I give to my grandmother I get back with the following commentary "I know you'll put it to good use. I don't need all that stuff at my age." (I now only give her gifts that I will enjoy should they return to me-I've learned!) Flowers are such an indulgent gift-I think because their beauty is fleeting. Her arrangement is below-taking a picture from one side just doesn't do it justice! We even created an "index" for her to list every flower and foliage used! Enjoy-I'm hoping she does!

95 Flowers of Spring…
FLOWERS Tulip Rose Waxflower Oriental lily Asiaitic lily Hyacinth Stock Dendrobium Orchid Snapdragon Larkspur Bells of Ireland Gerbera daisy Daffodil Asltroemaria Daisy mum Boronia heather Hypericum berry Ranunculus Cherry blossom Spray rose Leucodendron Calcynia Sterling Range Brunnia Strelingia Carnation Calla lily Ginestra Caspia Pussy willow Lepto Monte casino aster Solidago Iris Queen anne’s lace Delphinium Star of Bethlehem Hydrangea Freesia Button mums Spider mums Sunflower Lisianthus Football mum Ginger Heliconia Gladiola Liatris Pink ice protea Eremerus Agapanthus Banksia Cammelia Statice Scottish Heather Dahlia Baby’s breath Peony Forsythia Flowering almond Artichoke Kale Grape hyacinth
FOLIAGE Lemon leaves Eucalyptus Sword Fern Australian Boxwood Spiderman grevilia Seeded eucalyptus Australian pine Ivy Podocarpus Selloum Kiwi vine Equisetum Ti leaf Palm Aspidistra Foxtail sprengeri Tree fern Israeli ruscus Coontie Plumose Coffee foliage Lily grass Myrtle Rhamnus Grevillia Magnolia Variegated pittosporum Western cedar Imperial fern Scotch broom Selloum Sanseveria

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  1. This is such a thoughtful arrangement!

    My grandmother is the same we only give her what she really wants...fudge and peanut butter anything. :)

  2. I love this arrangement! So amazing!!

  3. I love this idea and it turned out beautiful! I just love my flowers too - I put one of the two special ones in the kitchen and bathroom window. There is something so nice about fresh flowers in every room, even just a single stem. Thanks!


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