Saturday, November 11, 2006

Fun with flowers

Tomorrow I am providing the flower arrangements for a benefit dinner we're organizing (as well as cooking a good part of the food, but I won't get into that) and one of my fellow board members read somewhere about using gerberas in little shot glasses of varying heights, I guess about five to a table. The lowness of it sounds right. And I love gerberas at this time of year; their warmth is very welcome, and there's no scent to interfere with the food.

I'll report back on how it turns out. Boy, those suckers are kinda expensive, even with a discount, but I refuse to work with mums or carnations. Though—I've heard from a event designer friend that amazing things are being done with carnations these days. Towering constructions of carnations and baby's breath are apparently all the rage.


Blackswamp_Girl said...

Carnations... even towering... are not ever going to grace my table, personally. They smell too much like "funeral flowers" to me!

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, your title peeked my interest, as I sit here drinking a glass of wine. And I agree, carnations and mums are a flower of the past, 80's maybe?
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