Stretching yourselfis a good thing.
Today, I decided to take somethings that I had in the studio and create anarrangement that was a different shape, anddefinitely a different color palette than what Inormally work with.
This arrangement I havebeen waiting– I've been waiting really all yearfor these turk cap's lilies to bloom.
And this is one of the photosthat I have in our living room here at home.
And it has one of thosebeautiful lilies right here, and I always anticipate thatcoming out in July each year.
Something that's native tothe southeast United States, so if you're in oneof those states, keep your eyes peeledin woodland areas for these beautifulthings to pop up.
And if you aren't, stillkeep your eyes open.
Some might have comeand blown your way.
So this is a turk cap's lily.
And I just wanted touse this opportunity to show you a few of thedifferent ingredients that you might like touse for something that you have coming up in your future.
So let's go through allof the different things that we have in here.
So of course, the lilies,which have inspired it all.
And then we havesome umbrella fern.
And this is so great if you'retrying to get a lot of volume in an arrangement, but maybeworking on a lower budget.
This spreads out so beautifully.
You can use it as thebig umbrella shape, or you could break itoff into smaller pieces and use it inboutonnieres or something smaller if you wanted, as well.
We also have some reallybeautiful velvety geranium leaves here.
They come in alldifferent sizes.
And right below this here,with these sweet little pink berries, after they flower,but this is pokeweed, one of my favorite thingsto use in the summer time.
It grows on a lot of hillsides.
And you'll probablyfind some near you.
So that's somethingthat I really love to use in the summer time.
And here we have somebasil, some flowering basil.
And some lisianthus.
And this kind has a prettypurple and white stripe in it.
And if you dig closely and lookback here in the arrangement, we're using some sweetorange spray roses.
And this beautifulreaching flower right here is called crocosmia.
Hopefully I'm pronouncingthat correctly.
That's how they say it here.
Sometimes I've found that,in different regions, they call the flowers differentthings, like for example I have some clematis is how I grewup calling it, but in the south they call it clematis.
So that's one of the flowerswe've got down in there.
I have some beautifulsphinx gold spray roses from Peterkort.
Here, we have some liatris.
And let's see.
This dark foliage that yousee is called ninebark.
And this is a great thingto have in your garden.
Grows up nice and bushy, andyou can keep cutting on it.
I have some foxglove here.
This is the lightlavender purple.
I have a piece of oakleaf hydrangea foliage.
So that's fun to breakoff of the hydrangea and just use the foliage.
I have a piece of helleboreleaf here, as well.
A little bit of ivy,and some milk weed.
And then right here,this is called gomphrena.
It's a fun littletextural piece here.
And then lastly, I havesome orange ranunculus that I had left from awedding last weekend that wasn't quite the right shade.
So here it is.
It works beautifully with thisDutch-inspired arrangement.
So that's your little tourof Boone here in July.
I hope that you enjoyed it.
And I hope it inspires you togo create some beautiful things with whatever is bloomingin your neck of the woods.
Keep moving forward,one step at a time.