What is the most unusual thing from your garden that you use as cutting material?

  • January 24, 2013 4:00 PM
    Message # 1188221
    This month’s question was inspired by Debra Prinzing’s latest book Slow Flowers and her upcoming program on February 27 at Friendship Hall (see the upcoming newsletter for details).


    The Sharing Secrets question is:

    What is the most unusual thing from your garden that you use as cutting material?
  • January 24, 2013 4:08 PM
    Reply # 1188228 on 1188221
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    Clusters of tangerines in a heavy vase are always well received. 
  • January 24, 2013 4:08 PM
    Reply # 1188229 on 1188221
    Really, the older I get the less I want to bring things into the house, preferring to see them in their own context and with the plants I set beside them at planting time.
    However I do love bringing in rose hips in winter - so bright and lovely!  I also like to arrange the dry stalks of aloes and agaves.
  • January 24, 2013 8:09 PM
    Reply # 1188368 on 1188221
    I like to make nature inspired wreathes and arrangements during the holidays.  I find that nuts, seed pods, especially camelia seed pods, dried hydrengas, rose hips and whatever greenery is available makes for a great display. 
  • January 30, 2013 11:18 AM
    Reply # 1193694 on 1188221

         A "grove" of dried Fennel stalks...airy and sculptural. The tallest ones(8-9ft) kept falling over so I hung them from the ceiling using small screws and 10lb test fishline. This also allowed them to move around a bit if I let a breeze in.

         I like kumquat branches with bloom and fruit. Great fragrance

  • January 31, 2013 8:25 AM
    Reply # 1194568 on 1188221
    Each year, we clip a branch of oranges with fruit and blossoms and send to my husband's aunt in New York.  When she opens the package, she enjoys a waft of fragrance and the fruit - what Southern California's all about!
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