04 Sep2014


I really like the combination of light green, yellow/green or almost chartreuse greens and blooms and white flowers. White flowers are almost too stark in most arrangements, but for some reason, in various shades, blend nicely with chartreuse. I just recently learned that chartreuse got its name from a french liquor made by Carthusian monks since the early 1700’s, how cool is that?


At the last mini-eyeball held at the beach, I made a few arrangements of greens and flowers for the beach house to spruce it up a bit for the guests. This arrangement made of greens that look like clusters of bells (I keep forgetting their name) and casablanca lilies.


They brought a lot of life to a rather plain setting and are offset against black walls, dark grained kamagong tables and neutral colored couches…


…on the coffee table, several large cellum leaves catch the light nicely. The leaves will last a good 3-4 weeks or so, and are an extremely economical way to bring a bit of green into your living spaces.



  1. Eva Mondragon says:

    MM – The flower arrangements are so beautiful in their simplicity!

    Sep 4, 2014 | 2:54 pm


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  3. leigh says:

    MM, you’ve featured lovely arrangements before but this one is my favorite thus far!

    Sep 4, 2014 | 3:09 pm

  4. Betchay says:

    MM, I was admiring that green flowers during the mini-eyeball and I asked green blossoms what it was and she also forgot the name then a few days after she texted me back…she remembered….Bells of Ireland! :)

    Sep 4, 2014 | 5:15 pm

  5. Corrine says:

    So pretty. Did u buy the flowers in Dangwa?

    Sep 4, 2014 | 6:12 pm

  6. greens_blossoms says:

    Green is my favorite color too…”next eyeball” :-) I will bring green flowers instead of those violet ones…selloum leaves lasts for weeks and not very expensive – there is another leaf that lasts for months – they call it renaissance…wow Betchay you remembered…

    Sep 4, 2014 | 8:35 pm

  7. Marketman says:

    Bells of Ireland, Bells of Ireland!! Thanks greens blossoms and Betchay, will have to remember that. And selloum not cellum…

    Sep 4, 2014 | 9:14 pm

  8. Natie says:

    Real plants… I love those selloum leaves.. You know, they are expensive here in US flower shops…

    Sep 4, 2014 | 11:34 pm

  9. Elma says:

    very refreshing flower arrangement :-)

    Sep 5, 2014 | 7:09 am

  10. Marilen says:

    Beautiful !!!

    Sep 5, 2014 | 7:27 am

  11. millet says:

    sometimes i like “quiet” arrangements like this. and i love selloum too, as well as the selloum specie with tiny leaves – i think it’s called “xanadu”. i’ve bought a couple of pots of those but they’ve both died…overwatered perhaps?

    Sep 5, 2014 | 8:32 am

  12. greens_blossoms says:

    Millet…selloum and xanadu like shaded area – not full sun..and yes not too much water…

    Sep 5, 2014 | 11:59 am

  13. scott says:

    As a successful Husband, Father and Restaurant owner..I think MM..Florist is next!

    Sep 6, 2014 | 11:01 am

  14. Sleepless in Seattle says:

    Just simply beautiful..Love it..

    Sep 6, 2014 | 2:05 pm

  15. Andrea says:

    I agree, it’s so simple and beautiful.

    Sep 7, 2014 | 10:59 pm

  16. LT says:

    SIMPLY GORGEOUS! What a very beautiful creation, MM! Hands down.

    Sep 17, 2014 | 9:10 pm


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