Cool Arrangements for a Hot July Day in Virginia
|Dusty Miller and Dahlias are elegant yet very easy to grow|
Another type of arrangement I like to make when it's hot outside is one using primarily green leaves. Unlike a typical arrangement, flowers play a supporting role in this arrangement. Green, as Andy Kilbury (my guest Interior Designer from Albuquerque; see December 10, 2012 Post - Winter Decor -- the Front Porch) would say, is a "cool" color.
|Incidentally, this combination would make a very elegant and unique boutoniere|
Lavender is another great hot-weather flower -- the fragrant is soft and refreshing. Our lavender did very well this year. I love making lavender wreaths because the lavender is extremely easy to handle when fresh, and the whole room smells wonderful as the lavender oil is released whenever I gently press the blossoms. They look very delicate, but they are incredibly pliable.
|I am getting ready to make a lavender wreath|
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