Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Short but sweet -- this peony mixed with some succulents, scabiosa and queen anne's lace* next to my bed at home.

Sometimes smaller is so much better, no? I made a big arrangement of these on Friday for a client. It was dramatic, but I prefer little tie ups like this one. I know I've been hard on the peony, but in the end it's my favorite flower. One by itself does the trick...

*in the flower market a few weeks ago; the owner of a prominent NYC florist was selecting material for a wedding...the salesman pointed out some really strong Queen Anne's Lace ... he scoffed; "Ugh! Weeds? Never!."

Emerson dubbed weeds as plants whose virtues have yet to be discovered. Another interesting take on weeds here from 1989 by M. Pollan.

7 comments:

Chelsea said...

I love weeds. I also love teensy tiny flower arrangements.

Donna said...

What a lovely little arrangement! I absolutely ADORE Queen Anne's lace; I was driving down some country backroads earlier today and it was everywhere! It has a quiet beauty that is too often overlooked; I love seeing it in bouquets!

ashley said...

Hi there. I've been reading your blog for months and am only now finally getting around to commenting. I ADORE your style!
I live on 12 acres in the woods and weeds are definitely abundant around here. Funny thing is, there's really no such things as weeds. The Emerson quote is so apt. In fact, queen anne's lace is a natural herb for birth control. Dandelion makes a great bitter tonic. Plantain is makes for the stuff of salve dreams!! Weeds, schmeeds!

Susan said...

Ahhhh....weeds....from one who ate them for dinner last night!

josh said...

Flowers are weeds that people collect and put in their vases. :)

Valley Flower Company said...

as a florist myself, i have to say that sometimes "weeds" are wayyyy more beautiful than the flowers we covet.

screw mister fancy pants and his no "weed" arrangements.

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