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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mon Bouquet du jour

Mein Sonntag Blumenstrauss





Hollyhocks and Roses from my Garden 





Have a great weekend my dear Blogging Friends

Gina


12 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing how beautiful hollyhocks and roses look together. Your photographs of flowers are always coffeetable book-worthy.

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  2. Hand it over :-)
    Lovely deep colours.
    I wonder how this will filter through into your work one day.

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  3. Hi August, Interesting that you would say that...it made me realize that I have not posted any of my "dark" ceramics. I keep them "off the press" to preserve their originality. Darker colors are more difficult in both the painting and in the firing process. They become my "secret stash".

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  4. Happy Sunday Mark, How nice of you to be so generous with your praise. It is so appreciated.

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  5. Hollyhocks and roses...umm, have I ever thought of those two flowers together before??? I don't think so. Gina, you make them seem like coffee/cream (although now I only drink it with non-fat milk!). The deep pink and burgundy colors form a beautiful poem together in that morning wake-up call (for me - it is 7:25 a.m. Sunday)from the rooster in your attractively inspired watering can!

    I want one...I need one... now if I could just get the deer to not keep eating my roses down to nothing.

    Mary in Oregon

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  6. Hi Mary, Same here, it's coffee with 1% milk...never learned to drink black coffee, now I'm too old to change.
    Have you tried protecting your roses with a chicken wire cage? And when you combine roses with hollyhocks rememeber to singe the hollyhock stems for 20 seconds.

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  7. Love the combination of hollyhocks and roses...the light filtering through them is so nice!

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  8. Gina - Why singe the hollyhock stems when they are in a bouquet with roses? Must be some plant chemical that is emitted, that's my guess!

    Mary in Oregon

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  9. Hi Theresa, You, the artist, would notice the light! Hollyhocks and roses are a perfect combination, one you won't see often because Hollyhocks are not a typical florist flower, even more reason to use them. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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  10. Hi Mary, If you don't singe the stems of Hollyhocks they only last a few minutes in water. Same with Poppies. If you singe their stems over a flame for 10 to 20 seconds they will last several days. This does not work or Most flowers only need clean containers and clean water every day. I'm so glad you asked the question.

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  11. Grazie mille, Gina,for your excellent explanation.
    I studied horticulture for two years, but since I've had a cat as a pet for the last two decades (2 different cats!) I have not been able to have cut flowers inside my home and I've left them on the stem to enjoy in the landscape. Sooo, my knowledge about keeping cut flowers is minimal. Now, I will at least be able to give some help when I provide flowers for friends and family.
    I'll be waiting to see some of your newly finished painted chefs-d'oeuvre (I have more experience in french than italien!).

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  12. Hi Mary, I need to proof read some of my comments. I get in such a hurry sometimes. What I meant to say is that singing the stems of flowers is not needed for most flowers. And when you do hold your flower stems over a flame, you might want to protect the flower head by wrapping them in a thin towel

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