It’s a grey, cloudy day at the Farmhouse; a perfect day for a happy, colorful arrangement. Behold! My favorite colors all thrown together.
It all started (like usual) with a trip for something entirely else to Home Depot, where I spotted these delicious purple and coral carnations. The Halloweenish colors of the carnations made me think immediately of something that was growing in my yard….
Darling orange cosmos that were a surprise pop-up in the garden. An 8-foot-tall surprise that my mom insisted was a weed and wanted to pull and I said, “No, it’s not a weed!” and she said, “Well, what is it then?” And I said, “I don’t know!” It eventually turned into a cosmos of some sort. I think. That’s what I’m going with, anyhow.
This crazy plant eventually got so tall that it flopped over and I had to prop it up with an Adirondack foot rest. But, I digress.
Pretty cosmos to complement my store-bought carnations.
Since it’s almost Halloween, I went with a black, metal cauldron-style container, and began cutting the carnations to length and dropping them in.
Time for some purple.
Add in a handful of marigold-orange cosmos, and try not to be happy when you look at these colors. Just try!
Hi, I'm Kate: mixed media artist and wanna-be flower farmer. When I'm not arting, I'm working hard at pretending I live way out in the country. But since I don't, my 'farming' is limited to sustainable gardening and herding cats. I stop short of milking them. I promise.
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