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Re: Delightful morning...


That sounds beautiful Bonnie! Wish you had been able to get pictures.
A

Andrea
Beaufort, SC Zone 8b
raider843@earthlink.net


> [Original Message]
> From: Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/24/2006 9:18:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Delightful morning...
>
> The arrangements and the bride's bouquet sound beautiful, Bonnie.  And I
can 
> tell you had a wonderful time doing it.  I'm sure the bride was delighted 
> with your help.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 7:29 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Delightful morning...
>
>
> >I had a delightful morning.  One of the women that works in DH's office
is
> > getting married tomorrow.  She's paying for it herself, so she's trying
to
> > keep costs down.  She found a local place that sells flowers at
wholesale
> > costs to the public.  The catch is that you have to bring your own
ribbon
> > and do your own arranging.  She got all the flowers for her wedding for
> > under $200.00.  She called me to ask if I'd help (like I'd turn that
offer
> > down!)
> >
> > She's getting married in front of a large fireplace with a nice mantel
and 
> > a
> > beautiful mirror above it.  She wanted a vase of flowers there, but the 
> > vase
> > she brought was maybe 8" tall.  I ran home and got a taller blue vase
for
> > her to use and some ivy from the back yard.  (It's only a 5 min.
drive.) 
> > We
> > filled it with about 8 pale blue hydrangea heads, using pitosporum as 
> > filler
> > and tucking in a healthy amount of baby's breath to keep it airy.  I put
> > three trailing pieces of ivy down the front so it could drape over the
> > mantel.
> >
> > Then she had about 5 small bowls for table flowers, so we tucked 1 
> > hydrangea
> > each into those bowls and placed white roses peeking through the
panicles.
> > She chose cream colored tulips for her bouquet and for her bridesmaid,
but
> > found that it didn't look very full, so we worked on a tier system with
> > baby's breath, moving each layer of tulips 1/2 down from the previous
> > "round" until she got something she liked.
> >
> > She had 5 other small bowls that we filled with the remaining
pitosporum 
> > and
> > tulips for other rooms in the facility (restrooms, halls, etc.)
> >
> > It only took a couple hours, darn it!  I could have spent the whole day
> > there, especially since it started snowing again as we left.  Now I know
> > where to get a winter "blossom" fix!
> >
> > Blessings,
> > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> >
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