I have another bouquet for you

the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)October 4, 2009

In today's arrangement I used:

1. Graham Thomas

2. Caramel Antike

3. Pat Austin

4. St.Alban

5. Windermere

6. Snow Waltz

7. Crown Princess Margareta

8. Comte de Champagne

As fillers I used:

1. Caryopteris

2. Salvia

3. Darmera leaves

4. Nippon Chrysanthemum

I have a problem with background - I don't have enough light inside, so I had to use same brick wall again and our stone fireplace.

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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Wowwwwww and spectacular!

Absolutely breathtaking. My favorite backdrop is the fireplace! but all! look fantastic. Actually just as you say, lighting is soooooo ideal for bouquets when it's outside, compared to indoors. Sunlight really helps bring out the colors and makes them pop, so I always tell people to bring out their bouquets outside instead! But that indoors fireplace has the perfect indoor lighting from the windows and your skill to get just the perfect lighting balance. So fire-(place) away those amazing bouquets, LOL!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 3:38PM
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phatboyrose(N/W FL. - 8)

WOW !!! an absolutely spectacular WORK OF ART. I love the way the blue salvia ties the rest of the colors together. And your choice of roses is excellent. Thanks for sharing.
Harold

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 5:10PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Your bouquet looks great Dark Lady!

JIM

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 6:40PM
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zeffyrose_pa6b7(6b7)

GORGEOUS !!---I want one !!!!--

The cobalt blue of the salvia really makes the other colors look wonderful

Keep the pictures coming---I'm enjoying all of them

Florence

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 7:10PM
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ramblinrosez7b(JerseyShore)

oh thats really pretty, you do have a gift Marina, you should have your own florist shop.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 7:35PM
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wesley_butterflies(5b/6)

All this time I thought Nippon Chrysanthemum was a Daisy that flowers in fall. I can no way express the joy I have just seeing the pic and getting the names of other flowering items. Your vases just amaze us both I enjoy every jaw droping pic from you.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 7:42PM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Wow, I am in Heaven!!! Thank you for the compliments.

Wesley Butterflies, yes the other name for Nippon Chrysanthemum (actually it is Nipponicum) is Nippon Daisy or Montauk Daisy.

Marina

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 7:58PM
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Prettypetals_GA_7-8

Wow Marina, Your arrangement is truely beautiful. You are so talented and grow some gorgeous roses. Wish I had that baby sitting in my house. Thanks for sharing, Judy

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 10:27PM
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bethnorcal9

Beautiful bouquet Marina! I love the variegated caryopteris. I have those and the plain ones too. Love 'em!!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2009 at 11:53PM
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mommachelle

Absolutely beautiful - a true work of art! I love blues/purples with yellows/oranges - it just makes the colors "pop". And I really like the fireplace as a the background, yours is a little bit lighter colored than mine but you have inspired me to try mine as a background to see what I get. Thank you so much for sharing!

Michelle

    Bookmark   October 6, 2009 at 3:39PM
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