Friday, June 17, 2011

Pink rhododendrons

It was recently my mother-in-laws birthday. I wanted to do up some flowers for the dinner table which I knew she would appreciate as she is a avid gardener and plant lover. My neighbor has a this spectacular bush ( I think it is some kind of butterfly bush) which hangs into my other neighbors yard which allowed me to snip a few pieces for my design. As I just finished snipping the "orange ball flower", I then noticed my neighbors gorgeous pink rhodo with it's orange speckled center right beside me. Perfect!

I then added some lily of the valley greens and some podocarpus and voila! This design only lasted about 3-4 days but I absolutely loved the combo of orange and pink. I had a lot of fun putting this together, and if anyone knows the name of the "orange ball" flower let me know!

1 comment:

  1. Love the arrangement! You guessed right on the orange ball flower--it looks like Buddleia globosa, a relative of the more common Buddleias and known as "globe butterfly bush" or sometimes, "Orange Ball Tree."

    Came across your site while looking for some floral ideas. Thanks so much for putting some fresh ideas out there. Nice site!