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July 26, 2014

VEGETABLE GARDEN BUD VASES

Who says tomato plants aren't decorative?
©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
Incorporating fruit and vegetables into floral design arrangements is nothing new, be it artichokes, lemons, cabbages, etc....  This post is not about that.  It's about something more humble, rustic and more close to home... as right in your own back yard.  Snip from your vegetable garden what you would otherwise not think to use for filling little bud vases.  You'll be delightfully surprised and amused by the smorgasbord of plant material there is to choose from.
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©Linda Nelson 2014
©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
One of my carrot plants, pictured above, went to flower.  I love the delicate, lacy umbel shaped inflorescence it produces.  And, hey, if your bottom half is cute, you might as well show that off, too, right?
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©Linda Nelson 2014
©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
Nasturtium leaves remind me of Thumbelina size flat-topped parasols.
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©Linda Nelson 2014
Leeks, belonging to the allium (onion and garlic) genus, produce globular blooms that look beautiful long after its petite white florets drop off.
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©Linda Nelson 2014
I think sage leaves and dill blooms(another umbel) look lovely together.
©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
The apricot-orange flowers of the zucchini plant, though only lasting for a couple of hours in water, is worth the short lived show.

There you have it, some vegetative inspiration.  Now, go snip.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Gail. I hope you'll give it a try, yourself.

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