Friday, September 12, 2008

Show and Tell

I went out and deadheaded in my garden this week and came up with this dried arrangement for my dining room table.
I had cut the Chinese lanterns and the money plant last week. Can you tell what the other stuff is? The green is astilbe that I hadn't gotten around to cutting down earlier. I've never used it dried before but it works great. The burgundy "filler" is coral bells. The long curly things are just some dry ornamental grass.
A pottery pumpkin that I had, some floral foam and a little Spanish moss and I have a free fall arrangement.
Add a doily, a bird and an architectural piece and the table is ready for fall.

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18 comments:

JanMary said...

I had forgotten about chinese lanterns - we had some growing in our garden of the house I lived in as a child.

Thanks for sharing :)

Dawn said...

Very nice!!!!
I didn't get my money tree planted in time...
Oh well... next year.
:)

Darla said...

I have never heard of these plants, very interesting!

LBP said...

That is beautiful! What is your secret for growing chinese lanterns. I have tried them two years in a row and they haven't even came up:(

Chez Nous said...

I had never heard of these plants either; what a lovely arrangement!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Jean, I love your fall arrangement. I also love those Chinese Lanterns. I have never tried growing them.
Always love to love at your posts.
Love, Ann

Deb said...

Hi Jean ~ very nice! I've never tried money plant but would like to. The lanterns are just perfect for a fall arrangement. Sorry I've been missing on the Bloomin' Tuesday posts lately (family emergency), but hopefully I'll be able to participate again.

A Hint of Home said...

All the plants worked really well together and the finished product is so pretty.

Dianne said...

What a pretty display. I think the Chinese lanterns and money plant are awesome. I use to get the money plants and they appear to have died off. I still have them in arrangements around the house.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Carla said...

WOW! Now that is using what you have! Real harvesting! (I'm going to have to grow money plant and chinese lanterns next spring-just gonna have to!)

Gray Matters said...

What a beautiful arrangement and perfect for the fall - love free beauty!

Zoey said...

What a lovely arrangement you made from things most people would toss on the compost heap!

I love the ceramic pumpkin container.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a great arrangement and from you very own garden! I'd love to grow some chinese lanterns (I really have to make a list so I'll remember)!

Manuela

PEA said...

Oh, Jean, what a gorgeous Fall arrangement you made! I'm loving the Chinese lanterns, I've always found them fascinating plants but have never tried growing them. I'm hoping to have the time to take out all my Autumn decorations this weekend. xoxo

Becky said...

Wow. Your blog banner just is so inviting. It is lovely. Is that a picture of your garden.
Your arrangement is pretty too.
I had forgotten about the chinese lanterns.
Very Pretty
Becky

Kathy said...

Ooooh! I love Chinese lanterns and money plant! They look great in your little pumpin arrangement.
Kathy

Lisa Ann said...

Very pretty!

perennialgardener said...

What a beautiful fall arrangement Jean! Way to utilize what you already had in the garden.