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Deconstruction helps you enjoy your flowers longer January 25, 2011

Filed under: Flower Tips,Recycling and Eco-Friendly Floristry — godsgardentreasures @ 3:11 pm
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The story of a flower arrangement – from hospital to home….

I sent this bouquet to my sister and brother-in-law 4 weeks ago when they had their first baby. It features Star of Bethlehem, my favorite winter workhorse flower because it lasts so long!

 

Star of Bethlehem Flower Arrangement

Star of Bethlehem Flower Arrangement

By the time I got there last week, some of it was gone, some of it was dried up and yet some of it had metamorphosed and could look good in another interpretation.

Old Flower Arrangement pieces tossed

Old Flower Arrangement pieces tossed

Due to adjusting to the the flowers had water that was a little grody (my adage about flowers is “If you don’t want to drink the water, neither do the flowers.”, which had caused some of the flowers to prematurely get a little crispy. On my third day here, the baby and his people getting my attention the first couple days, I went to work and tossed the parts that were done, and deconstructed the rest onto their windowsill in the kitchen.

Star of Bethlehem Reconstructed from Flower Arrangement

Star of Bethlehem Reconstructed from Flower Arrangement

Pittosporum and Star of Bethlehem Floral Stems

Pittosporum and Star of Bethlehem Floral Stems

Curly Willow and Cedar

Curly Willow and Cedar

 

Reconstructed Flower Arrangement Curly Willow Star of Bethlehem

Reconstructed Flower Arrangements in the Window with Curly Willow and Star of Bethlehem

They still look good today, on their 4 week mark, and should last a few more days, maybe even another week, especially if the water gets changed before it gets cloudy.

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