Sunday, June 6, 2010

Flower arranging

Do you remember last week's post about Cherry picking? Well, before all the cherries disappeared, I saved a few to arrange them with my flowers. I do think of food as an art. When I saw blushing Rainer cherries on branches, I was not just thinking about how to savor them, but I was also thinking about how to incorporate them into my arrangements. Today, as I was strolling through my garden, I picked some white hydrangeas, three coral-orange colored dahlias, some green proteas, yellow colored astromerias, and some variegated geranium leaves. I chose bamboo covered pottery for my arrangement. I think the container you use is as important as flowers. Here is the metamorphosis of Rainer cherries along with all the other elements. What do you think?

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  1. Komali, that looks -as always- really gorgeous. This colors are a burst of energy. You must have a huge garden, full of flowers to have so many matching colors. So beautifully arranged.
    I always enjoy your blog.
    Greetings, Johanna

  2. Wow, really beautiful floral arrangment, all your choices mixed together came out perfect!

  3. Such a gorgeous arrangement! How wonderful that all of those beautiful flowers are in your garden. They are lovely!

  4. That's a wonderful combination and so unexpected to have the cherries mixed in. Great post! Please stop by and get in on our glass vessel sink giveaway (last day!) if you haven't already. Jane F

  5. So beautiful~!! love the colors in your arrangment.

    happy Thoughts

  6. Oh I have never thought about using food in with my florals, but this is just exquisite. So beautiful. What a fabulous idea. Love your pot too. Stunning. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  7. Very pretty and love the vase. I am eating some cherries today!

  8. Your arrangement is a stunning display of beauty...put together so well.

    Thank you visiting my Pink Saturday post. Come back soon!

    Miss Bee's Haven

  9. What a gorgeous floral arrangement. All the flowers are so beautiful!

  10. Absolutely have an eye for all things beautiful.

  11. crunchy and tender pink post!

  12. This is such a beautiful arrangement.. I would never have thought of using cherries in this manner, but it is gorgeous. Happy Pinks..