In my last post I shared with you my trip to the nearby bridle path for eucalyptus cuttings
and promised to show one of the ways I used them.
I have a fairly long interior hallway in my house, at one end I have a large mirror and antique hall tree.
Usually I put an orchid here but I wanted to try something different, so I made this rather opulent bouquet of dried flowers and eucalyptus.
I am loving it!
If you have been following my blog for a while you might notice I included Gomphrenas, a new plant for me and one I did a post on last spring. I was thrilled how well they retained their form and color when dried. They are the pink powder-puff like flowers in the bouquet.
This photo reminds me of a old Dutch Master floral painting.
The nice thing is that this will last for months and months, really until I tire of them and want to try something new. But for now I am very pleased. It really adds a touch of beauty to what is a long, dark, and relatively uninteresting space.
Now I need to decide what to do with all of the rest of the flowers I dried last summer and the remaining eucalyptus...a rather nice challenge!
I am taking a little blog break.
I am driving up to the Monterey Peninsula to visit my sister, I hope to share some of my adventures with you next week when I get back.
Thank you for visiting.