Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tea Pot Flower Bouquets

I have been getting a lot of use from this old English tea pot with a cosy that my mom gave me last year.  The pot is full of hairline cracks, so cannot be used for tea. 

I removed the top (the cosy) and put a glass jar inside to fill with water so I can use it for fresh flower bouquets.  During the past month, I have had three different bouquets in it.

About a week ago, DH came home with these supermarket flowers.  When the purple flowers died out, the Gerbera daisies still looked OK, so I saved them.
I went out to  my own garden and cut down some yellow tulips to add to the pink Gerberas.
 I arranged the bouquet on my aqua potting bench, then brought it inside to enjoy.
It's a very simple bouquet that goes nicely in my living room.

It has been cold and raining here for the past three days so I have not been able to do anything outside.  On Sunday I did plant three containers.  I went out to the garden and dug up my only  heuchera  Villosa 'Tiramisu'

It has not done well in the garden. I decided to try it in a container.  I am much better with container plantings than I am planting in the ground.  I can also see and enjoy it more often in a container.

I am hoping all of this rain will kick my garden into a major growth spurt.  Maybe by the weekend I will be able to get outside again.

8 comments:

  1. Very pretty pot to put your fresh flowers in. My Tiramisu has not done well either. I moved it last year but it's still in full sun. I should go move it again but I really don't have a good shade spot for it.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. Can you believe this weather? I am going to have to cover most of my containers tomorrow night, thirties! I love your tulip arrangement, we still have tulip weather.

    Eileen

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  3. Your flowers are so pretty!!!

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  4. Oh, your talent with fresh cut flowers is wonderful, the tea pot is so pretty. The weather sure has been changeable, hasn't it? Keeping our fingers crossed for no low 20's the next few nights.

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  5. The tulips and Gerbera daisies look pretty in the teapot, especially next to your sofa!

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  6. The tulips and Gerbera daisies look pretty in the teapot, especially next to your sofa!

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  7. Love that teapot. I never would have thought to use it that way.

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