30 October 2010

Silver Leaves


Two silver leaved plants with tongue-twisting names.
The first one from the Mediterranean, the other from Australia. They are both sold right now in all the local London nurseries from the cheaper end like Homebase to the more expensive ones like Petersham Nurseries and Cliftons. 
They are not fully hardy plants so I decided to make a temporary indoor arrangement.
What attracted me to two plants was the colour, the interesting and contrasting texture and the "two for one" price tag!
I also felt that they had quite a contemporary feel to them so I planted them in a modern silver coloured bowl and surrounded the arrangement with more silver and off-white things.
A sake bottle, some white coral and my dear sister-in-laws beautiful painting.
  

Happy Halloween!
Have a wonderful and not too scary weekend!

13 comments:

lisa said...

These are gorgeous Ingrid! That first one is my favorite. Beautiful composition and capture. Have a wonderful weekend!

Elephant's Eye said...

Years ago, when I saw the white garden at Sissinghurst I learnt to look at grey leaved plants with interest. In England they say 'Sunny', 'Mediterranean'. I have one fine leaved grey plant which has seeded itself and is growing happily. Love the Centaurea but it is harder to find commercially available South African grey leaved plants. Have been playing at tablescapes today, but not in your class ;>)

guild-rez said...

Very beautiful pictures..
Simple and elegant.
Thank you for sharing,
Gisela.
Happy Halloween!!

The Summer Porch said...

Hi Ingrid~
I have enjoyed all your pictures to date. So far this one is my favorite, the colors and style you captured in this picture is simply stunning.
Happy Halloween!
~Rosemary...

The Garden Ms. S said...

What a beautiful vignette. You have really brought out the best in the sliver foliage. Lovely, and Happy Halloween to you! :)

Home and Lifestyle said...

I love what your made...the first plant is wonderful!

Wish you a happy Sunday and thank you so much for your visits and lovely comments on my blog!!

Warm regards, Ingrid

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid ,

what an elegant combination !!
Love it very much !!!
Well, our Halloween will be an overnight-stay of a couple of Twilight-Teenager....We will see !!
Tahanks for those nice pictures and Happy Halloween to you !!!
Sanne

Randi said...

Så vackert komponerat! Du är helt suverän på att fixa till superläckra arrangemang. Färgerna är så rofyllda och samstämmiga...jag njuuuuuter!
Kram
Randi

september cottage said...

LOVELY Ingrid!!! You are SO clever!!!! I always love the athmspher in your pictures!! And quite agree, the colour of your plants is stunning, so elegant and yet little 'dusty'.... VERY attractive!!

Happy Halloween :)!


Nicola

Melissa said...

These are so beautiful. The silver color wants to put me in an early Christmas spirit.

Have a wonderful evening.

Melissa

freefalling said...

Oh I have a couple of those Leucophyta in my garden.
I never thought to use them inside.
It looks fabulous!

Angel.Pearls said...

Åh vilket vackert silvrigt arrangemang!..nu blev jag verkligen inspirerad att göra mitt egna sparsmakade arrangemang hemma! Lovely silver composition! Eva

~~~Lydias Gröna Fingrar~~~ said...

Åh, det är så läckra färger tillsammans; vitt och silver.
Ha en fin dag,
Lydia