Sunday, April 22, 2012

Daffodils and Violas Center Piece Flowers

Some of the blogs use this centering text so I thought I’d try this, too.
Let’s see how it looks..



I decided to see what else I could do with violas flowers
(Yes, I bought some more).
I hunted around the kitchen cabinets and found some things.
I found this bowl which I thought was
deep enough to plant violas in.
Hmmm.. I thought, what else could I do here?
So I found this nice little glass pedestal plate.
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I put the bowl on the plate and said, “Wah Lah
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Still not satisfied, I thought, ‘what else could I do?’
I spotted a glass bud vase! Oh, yes!
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I put this onto the other 2 pieces of glassware.
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I found something I could work with here!
So I took the violas (Johnny jump-ups)
plants



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I put the budvase in the center of the bowl and “planted” the Johnny Jump-ups
around the little vase. You can put some little stones in the bottom of
the bowl if you want. I didn’t. I knew they weren’t going to be in the bowl
for longer than a week or so.
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Outside the daffodils are in bloom!
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This is an unusual daffodil. It has a teeny, tiny cup. Isn’t it cute?
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I love daffodils so I’ve planted lots of them around the house. Michele, my niece
horticulturist, helped me pick out some unusual daffodils, like
pink daffodils – they have a pink cup with white petals. It isn’t quite pink.
It’s more like a peach color.  It’s nice, though.
Okay, so I cut some of these and popped
them into the little bud vase in the middle of the Violas.
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Daffodils plus……..
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pink daffodils

Violas…..

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Daffodils plus Violas = beautiful arrangement below…
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Since I planted this last week, the daffodils died and I pulled them out but the big surprise is that the

Violas kept growing taller and thicker. See???

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Check out my article about Violas/Johnny-Jump-ups on THIS site.

Also a former post on 2ss (Two Succulent Sisters) about Violas HERE.

Happy Spring, everyone.






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17 comments:

  1. This is a lovey centerpiece. I loved that you used your cut glassware as a base!

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  2. Lovely! Thanks so much for the kind comments you made on my blog earlier! I'm following you back!
    Hugs -
    Carol

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  3. Ooooo, I ike the vase in the middle of the plate on the stand.
    These are pretty.

    Melinda

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  4. Linda, Thanks for stopping by and following, I'm your newest follower. I see we both love flowers, your display turned out beautiful! A wonder combination. I also love your embroidered sisters banner, so sweet. Thanks, Laura

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  5. What a beautiful centerpiece! I am your newest follower from the Networking Blog Hop! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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  6. Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!

    I love this idea! What a beautiful way to bring Spring to your table.

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  7. You've done it again! The centerpiece is very creative and looks lovely!

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  8. What a lovely centerpiece.

    Vanessa

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    1. Daffodils and Violas, what's not to love? Very clever layering of your centerpiece.
      Hugs,
      Jann

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  9. So cheerful and pretty.
    Back from my break and happy to stop by.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend, Linda.
    Much love,
    Marcia

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  10. Lovely & fresh! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  11. Hi,

    I followed you over from Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party. This is such a great idea. I have so many bowls and vases not in use. Thanks for sharing.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.

    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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  12. A beautiful centerpiece. I love Johnny-Jump-Ups.
    have a great weekend.
    ~Clara

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  13. I just love daffodils! They look so pretty with violas. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  14. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your project to Mauvin' Monday! When you get a chance, don't forget to stop by and share your Twitter account on the new Tweet Leap!

    http://www.vintagemauve.com/2012/05/01/its-a-tweet-leap-and-referral-love-too/

    Cheers,
    Jessica

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  15. Linda, So pretty! What a lovely idea for an arrangement. Violas are one of my favorite flowers and daffodils always makes me think of spring. I work in downtown Seattle and on the first day of spring there are always volunteers hanging out on the street giving everyone a free daffodil. It always makes me happy bringing that daffodil back to work to sit in front of my monitor. So now I always think of the first day of spring when I see daffodils.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Photog Show and Tell link party!

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  16. Very pretty! Daffodils remind me so much of my grandma, she has a big, beautiful garden with lots of daffodils. Good memories :)

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