Friday, July 1, 2011


I was checking out what was new in blogland and dropped by Ricki's great blog  ART @ HOME

Check out Ricki's BLOG then go directly to
Fresh-Cut Flowers,  Linky Party @ Rose Vignettes

   What do you do when your flowers are fading,petals are shedding and you see life leaving them? As a final effort this arrangement was made
up of a few seperate ones. Yes I can see only 1 Oak Leaf Hydrangea, I just could't resist.

At the cost of fresh flowers one must be creative.
1.  Change water daily (OK every few days).

2.  Cut a little stem off each time, in hopes they may drink a little more.

3.  At the very end, try the trusty low compact arrangement. Cut flower stem mostly off, stick in
wet oasis and arrange a compact form. 
This will get you another day or two.

I love flowers but usually I am not a Carnation type gal but these were free. 
Free is Good. Enough with the dead flowers.

Doesn't it just drive you crazy when you spend valuable time looking, and looking for the one thing that you just have to have?

Naturally it is only used once a year but you have
to find it.  Because it is time for the
annual 4th of July arrangement.

I will be out early tomorrow to buy flowers.
Happy 4th of July Decorating.
Blessings to you, Kathy


  1. Hi Kathy~
    Thank you for stopping by. Happy 4th to you too!

  2. That vase is *awesome* I am so glad you joined the party @ Rose Vignettes! :D

    You must post your Independence Day floral arrangement!

    Ricki Jill

  3. Hi Kathy,
    Thank you so much for those good ideas. I have always changed the water daily and trimmed the ends ... it really makes a difference in how long the bouquet lasts. However, I never thought to make a compact bouquet like that ....good call. Your freebies are gorgeous. Is that Uncle Sam? He will make a great arrangement. I will have the linky up all weekend so if you feel like it, come back and post that one too. Thanks for participating...I appreciate it! :)

  4. Hi Kathy! I am so fond of Ricki. This is my first time visiting you and I am your newest follower. Have a happy 4th!!

    Susan and Bentley

  5. Kathy,
    Just found your blog and enjoyed it. Your Uncle Sam vase is really cute, perfect for the holiday! Great tips on the flowers. I'm your newest follower and hope you will visit me! I will be back often.

  6. Hey, Kathy! I love the look of fresh flowers! Your arrangement is gorgeous! Makes me wish I spent more time in the garden so I could have those fresh flowers inside!
    Love the patriotic vase!

  7. Hi there, I am your latest follower, and I love your fresh flower arrangement. I have a black thumb and could probably kill it instantly! Good to see another "Southern" girl out there in blogland. Have a great and safe Independence day.

  8. I am over from Rose Vignettes. I love your Uncle Sam vase! Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a Happy and safe 4th of July.

  9. What a great vase! Your arrangements are beautiful!

    Have a wonderful 4th!

  10. What a beautiful arragement. I love the fern, it is so pretty with the red roses. And the curly willow..I love curly willow..
    Have a great Fourth!

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