A few bouquets to bright the day

carrieburgess3(5 NS, Canada)July 17, 2010

One of our local garden clubs hosts an annual flower show with ten different categories; single flower, centerpiece, wildflower arrangement, miniature arrangement, large hall arrangement, mantel arrangement, arrangement of roses, large bouquet, small bouquet in a unique container and teapot. I have thought about entering for a while now and finally made up my mind that this the year.

The show is held on August 7. I am feeding everything now and hoping I will have lots of blooms when the time comes. I likely won't enter all ten categories and I don't expect to place this year, just to have fun and see what it's all about.

I tried out a few bouquets this week to find out my likes and dislikes. Also to see how long I can expect different bloom to hold up.

I thought I would share a few with all of you.

This is my miniature bouquet. It's just 6" high. I am wondering if that miniature enough.

Thank for looking.


Here is a link that might be useful: Album

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carrieburgess3(5 NS, Canada)

To brighten the day, that is. Without fail I miss something every time. grrr....


    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 9:13AM
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dove_song(WA State Z6b)

Oh, I really, really LOVE your bouquets, Carrie. You did a GREAT job with these. Most assuredly, you certainly did brighten my day. Mission accomplished!! :) And I sooo understand your frustration because without fail I miss something every time, too! Frustrating for someone who strives for perfection. Guess it just ain't happenin' with me. lol ;)

Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful Saturday.


P.S. I really do think I need to lighten up on stuff, as I recall my dad being frustrated with my tendency towards perfectionism. Finally in exasperation he said, "do something even if it is wrong." ;)

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 1:53PM
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carrieburgess3(5 NS, Canada)

Debbie, Thank you so much for your kind comment, it made my day!!!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 6:55PM
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dove_song(WA State Z6b)

Yay, Carrie. Glad it made your day!!! :)


    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 8:25PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)


I've been trying to see which ones are my favorites, and I think it's the first picture (the vase is so whimsical) and the dark and light lilies (striking).

I would love, love to have that many roses that I could make bouquets. I haven't had too many in bloom so far this year.



    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 2:21PM
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carrieburgess3(5 NS, Canada)

Thank you Carol, That is so sweet of you to say.

I hope you get some more blooms soon. The summer isn't over yet.


    Bookmark   July 21, 2010 at 3:38PM
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I'm amazed at how many creatively gifted people there are on this forum. Your arrangements are not only beautiful, but you seem to have a real knack for color.

I only wish I could bury my nose in one of these!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2010 at 10:05PM
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