Mini Bottle Bouquet

I found this cute collection of bottles wired together at a vendor’s booth at a recent garden show.  Using a collection of bottles as centerpieces with a random selection of flowers is a popular trend, especially when wildflowers and nature themes are part of the event.  The flowers here are mini-carnations and daisy mums.

Tropical Flowers: Dramatic Statements

Tropical flowers are long lasting, brightly colored, and dramatic in their shape and form.  Here are examples of proteas and anthurium.  The orange pincushion flower is a type of protea . . . anthuriums are heart shaped flowers that come in many colors. Birds of paradise are predominantly orange with accents of blue. In arrangements and bouquets, just a few flowers are needed to make a statement!

Protea in bloom
Pincushion flower, a type of protea
Birds of paradise, anthurium and orchids

Rock Garden . . . in a Container

When you just have to plant something and it’s still winter, there are many indoor plants to choose from.  Here are some cute houseplants in dish gardens accented with stones, a frog and a decorated stone I found at an art fair. (Unfortunately, I don’t have the artist’s name).