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Monday, April 23, 2012

The fabulous, the fantastic, the sensational Galax Leaf




The most versatile, the most wonderful, the Galax Leaf.




Bouquets of flowers are so much prettier when the rim of the vase is cushioned by a few leaves.  The Galax leaf does it most beautifully.





It only takes 2 Galax Leaves and a single flower to fashion a perfect Boutonniere.





Galax leaves come in bunches of 25 to 30 leaves.  They last in the refrigerator, without water, for months and are ready to use when you are.






They make the perfect Tussie Mussie, a lovely gift.





Galax Leaves grow in Forests of the Eastern United States






Galax grow mainly in the Appalachian Mountains. There have been concerns over the excessive harvesting of galax leaves.  Commercial production, galax propagation and container culture is being explored. 






Galax are an evergreen, herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Diapensiaceae.  Your florist will order them for you...they are very handy to have around.


Have a wonderful and successful week my dear
Blogging Friends.

Gina


http://betweennapsontheporch.net/

6 comments:

  1. Hi Gina,
    Your photos of the daffodils ,giranium are beautiful, perfect little posies in your painted ceramic vases.
    Its the first time that I have heard of Galax leaves. They look strong and hardy, amazing they can keep in the fridge.
    super post
    happy days to you Gina,
    val

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  2. Gina, we love so many of the same things, I use galax leaves as much as I can when doing wedding work....and my other favorite is plumosa, the soft feathery filler that trails.
    It looks beautiful in a big bunch all alone in a gorgeous container. Your little bouquet looks beautifully at home in your very lovely hand painted vase. N.xo

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  3. I see your point — the Galax Leaf is not unlike a good matting and frame, something that complements without distracting. And while one can't take away from the beauty of a rose, using the Galax Leaf with it gives the rose a certain charm it wouldn't otherwise have.

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  4. Dear Val, Yes, Galax leaves are very strong and hardy and are very easy to work with. It would be interesting to know if they are available in Portugal. xo, Gina

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  5. Dear Nella, After I retired from the oil business and because I have always loved flowers, Gina's Extravagant Flowers (a buisiness I still own) was born. I did many weddings. It is hard but very satisfying work. ox, Gina

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  6. Dear Mark, From a gentleman an interesting viewpoint! Galax leaves do indeed give small flower arrangements the finishing touch.

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