Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Thing #219--A Weed By Any Other Name

As Tony and I were out walking tonight, I decided to pick a fuzzy weed to twiddle in my fingers as I walked. Instead of one stem, I got two. As I was observing them, it occurred to me that they were really cool looking, and would look interesting in a vase. That was the inspiration for today's Thing. Today I picked weeds and arranged them in a bouquet.

Once I started looking, there were materials everywhere. My selection was mostly grasses, but I added color with a trumpet flower, a daisy, Queen Anne's Lace, and some purple clover flowers. Each of the plants had its own unique texture.

Tony managed not to laugh at me as I zig-zagged back and forth picking things that looked interesting; as a matter of fact, he started helping me look for things, and he even ventured into a particularly weedy section of common ground to pick the daisy for me!

I came home and arranged my finds in a small vase . The grasses gave the arrangement vertical height and an airy feeling. I set the vase on the island in the kitchen, and it really classed it up!


  1. Those are some very pretty flowers!

  2. Who was it that said weeds are just flowers not growing in the right places? they had it spot on, some weeds are really attractive and you nailed it with this display.. perfect

  3. I love the trumpet flowers (that's the orange one, right). I have some in my back yard that are growing up one of the trees and they are my favorite.

  4. Your arrangement looks fabulous!

  5. Thanks for all the kind comments. I'm not very good at arranging flowers, but I was pretty happy at how it came out.

    Jennifer, the orange flower IS a trumpet flower...or was. One of the cats seems to have eaten it.