My goodness what a week it has been! Every day has been filled with something or other to do, such as picking produce, canning produce, completing assignments on my to-do-list, singing in a fantastic old Opry House with a fantastic band, just to name a few… leaving me with a little time on my hands to go over to Nellie’s place to help out with her flowers. Such craziness!
Last week was filled to the brim with sunflowers! No jest. Every bouquet that Nellie and I fashioned was complemented with three beautiful, bright-faced sunflower heads! Summer could not be spoken of more clearly than through the sunflower. After all, was it not named after the sun? As I was pulling together bouquet after bouquet, thinking of the all the flowers I fingered, I felt a smile creep over my face as I realized how wonderful each specimen truly was. God was so good to give us flowers!
Black-eyed Susans always were like a miniature sunflower. In a way they are by their exact coloring, and basic shape. On the other hand though they are far from being similar; one has short stubby petals in relation to its (delicious seed producing) center, while the other has graceful extended petals fanned out around a petite, domed center. The same, yet not the same. I guess it depends on your point of view.
Within the very middle of this large bouquet, I placed the fun-tastical Broomcorn. The broomcorn helped to ad the much needed vertical volume, while bringing over all stability to the other flowers in the arrangement. That is what I love about broomcorn in bouquets – you can make it a stabilizer! Basically all of the plumed cockscomb and black-eyed susans are stuck in between the strands of the corn. Neat right?
|Tip #9) When you use sunflowers, watch out! They produce little beads of sticky sap in their centers.|
Have a lovely week, everyone!
The eldest sister and singer