I have decided to take a few days to spend some quality family time with my Mom & Dad and Aunt & Uncle. Mr. Z will stay home to man the fort. I hope he does not forget to water my seeds which I put in an area where the rain won't hit them. I won't be available to check my email for three or four days....how will I survive???
I have set up a few days of posts, so you won't even notice that I am gone. I apologize for not being able to comment on your blogs, but for the past two days Blogger has not been cooperating. On to today's post...which was really done a couple days ago.
I came across an old Carnival glass candy jar while cleaning the storage cupboards. I immediately thought that grape hyacinths would look nice in it. Grape hyacinths are not easy to use in a floral arrangement because the stems would have to be wired to make them stand. I remembered reading of a way to make them stand tall without wiring.
I went out and dug up a big clump--bulbs and all. You need the bulbs for weight. Hose off most of the soil, then wrap a rubber band around the bottom section.
I stuck in a bit of that purple kale in the background, added some water, then covered the bulbs with this fiber.
I have enjoyed the arrangement for two days and today I am going to remove the grape hyacinths and replant them! They have not been harmed and will rebloom just as lovely next spring.
Remember that Lamb's Ear I planted last May:
The new color I painted the potting bench is:
Rapture Blue to be exact.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
2 years ago