Friday, November 4, 2011

House party flowers and Monday's Flower Prize

We've changed up the Flower Prize rules to require that you enter with a single line of a poem you know.
The winner on Monday will be chosen randomly.

We did flowers for a house party in Boston today.  I really can't decide if I love Fall or Spring the most.  Autumn colors are luminous.  Glad I don't have to choose!

Peonies coming in strong and a bit more affordable than last year's Chilean offering. Amaryllis, Ilex berry. Dutch hydrangea that almost broke the bank!!

Next weekend two big and beautiful weddings: one at the Boston Public Library and the other at the Harvard Club.  The Mother of the Harvard Club bride has been a real partner in planning.  She's charming and detail oriented and very helpful, and I can't wait to make her and her daughter's vision materialize.


Jill said...

This is one sentence from a poem that is only one sentence long (read at our Oct. wedding):

What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen
each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other in the
silent unspoken memories?

(“To Be One With Each Other” by George Eliot)

An Urban Cottage said...

The second one is amazing. Love bright colors on the darker foundation of the hydrangea and eucalyptus.

Denise Fasanello said...

Love! Can't wait to see your weddings. Good luck!

Sharon Parker said...

What gorgeous bouquets. I have to agree with you that the fall colors are tremendous fun to play around with. I'm favoring the first one, it strikes me as a little more unusual, or something. Are those rosa glauca hips?

Martini-Corona said...

In honor of Veteran's Day later this week:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

(In Flanders Fields / John McCrae)


Note: I don't know this from memory -- had to look it up. That may make it ineligible. Oh well!

Taryn said...

these flowers transport me to the woods =)