04 Sep2014

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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?

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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.

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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…

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…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.

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Eva Mondragon says:

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

    Sep 4, 2014 | 2:54 pm

     
  2. leigh says:

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

    Sep 4, 2014 | 3:09 pm

     
  3. 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

     
  4. Corrine says:

    So pretty. Did u buy the flowers in Dangwa?

    Sep 4, 2014 | 6:12 pm

     
  5. 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

     
  6. 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

     
  7. 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

     
  8. Elma says:

    very refreshing flower arrangement :-)

    Sep 5, 2014 | 7:09 am

     
  9. Marilen says:

    Beautiful !!!

    Sep 5, 2014 | 7:27 am

     
  10. 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

     
  11. 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

     
  12. scott says:

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

    Sep 6, 2014 | 11:01 am

     
  13. Sleepless in Seattle says:

    Just simply beautiful..Love it..

    Sep 6, 2014 | 2:05 pm

     
  14. Andrea says:

    I agree, it’s so simple and beautiful.

    Sep 7, 2014 | 10:59 pm

     
  15. LT says:

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

    Sep 17, 2014 | 9:10 pm

     
 

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