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Plant therapy

By roses382, Jan 21 2019 11:44AM

After a recent bout of 'flu, and feeling too weak to garden, yet having to force myself outside with the dogs, I let them run around while I wandered listlessly snipping some stems around the field and garden. If I can't be out immersing myself in the plants, then they will have to come indoors!

The arrangement that ensued lifted my spirits no end. It should last a couple of weeks in the coolness of the Conservatory.

The stems are Hazel, for it's drapey Catkins, Arum italicum 'Marmoratum' (beautifully marbled foliage), Snowdrop 'S. Arnott', a tall and robust variety, Lunaria annua 'Corfu Blue', which has been in flower consistently for months, and a few stems of Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green'

The container is a Wedgwood pink Nautilus, found on ebay and such an entrancing shade of sugar pink, it is begging to be filled with Easter blooms, and then pastel roses come summer. The only problem with this plan is that I shall probably be too busy then to even think about floral arrangements!

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