1 November 2010

Acid-Green and Pink


I was all set in autumn mood when I spotted these pink Chrysanthemums.
What is a girl to do when she sees something pretty and pink?
Well, of course I had to have some.
It was my trusted friend Mr Flower Man at the local Farmers Market who had them on his stall. 
I also spotted that he had some very interesting acid-green Chrysanthemums that perfectly matched the centre of the pink ones. Mr Flower Man told me that the green one is used by a lot florists. I did not have the heart to tell him that I already knew that and that was exactly where my inspiration (read: stolen idea) came from. 
When I got home and while conditioning the flowers I started having second thoughts about doing a post as it looked more like summer not autumn.
I still decided to go ahead and do a post as I thought that we all might need a reminder of summer and pretty colours.
    

The acid-green Chrysanthemum is called 'Froggy' and flowers in the autumn. Sarah Raven had it in her summer catalogue. 
I have also mixed in some Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen'. A lovely variegated usually evergreen shrub.

21 comments:

Fru C said...

Tänk att 'småtråkiga' kryssanthemum kan vara såå snygga. Det ska vara du att fånga det på bild ;) Älskar dina gråa foton i förra inlägget.

Randi said...

Åhhh...suck...suck...så underbart romantiskt. Klart man inte kan motstå dessa skönheter. Jag älskar rosa blommor och har alltid gjort det...
Kram Randi

Edith Hope said...

Dear Ingrid, How refreshing this arrangement looks. It positively fizzes with life and makes such a change from the golden autumn glows!!

Home and Lifestyle said...

This seems like spring or summer...what a lovely flowers in one of my favorite colours!

Wish you a happy evening!

Warm regards, Ingrid

Ingmarie We said...

Ja, du har kanske rätt när du tänker att dina foton är mer somriga än höstlika. Men vackra är de och arrangemangen är lika utsökta och smakfulla som de brukar vara....

Sanne said...

Soooo wonderful again !!!
It just looks like spring !!!!
Have a nice week, best wishes,
Sanne

lisa said...

Definitely need a summer reminder today! Never got above 30 degrees!
This is an absolutely gorgeous color combination, and beautifully photographed.

Sophia Callmer said...

Härligt somrigt, nästan som grädde. Och skönt som kontrast till allt höstigt, lätt, elegant!
kram

september cottage said...

VERY glad you posted it!!! SO pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Have a lovely evening!!

Nicola

Njut i din trädgård said...

så jätte jätte fina

Henrietta said...

They are cute. Set up is lovely remember from summer and thank you I need that now.
Kram
Henrietta

dona said...

An amazing combination. I really love it.

Lexi said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love the green in them!

Georgianna said...

Well, I simply love this arrangement, Ingrid! Yes, of course, you had to buy the pink mums, and the green ones are perfect – I love the name! We absolutely need reminders of spring and summer through the dark months. I don't have Pittosporum but I use branches of Rhamnus alaternus 'Variegatus', Variegated Italian Buckthorn, in arrangements. It's my FAVORITE shrub, just glows in the garden all through winter. Have a great week. best, – g

AnnA said...

Åh vad fint, Ingrid!
Ha en fortsatt bra vecka!
hälsn
AnnA

Frances said...

Ingrid, the element of surprise is always welcome! And this arrangement is so full of grace, with that lustreware teacup alongside to compliment the mums.

Just lovely.

Thank you again for the flower tips. Much appreciated.

xo

easygardener said...

A lovely colour combination. Now I see how those bright green flowers might work with another colour to tone them down. They are a bit much on their own!

♥Min Eden♥ said...

Det var nog de underbaraste blommor jag sett på länge!

Britt said...

Jätte fina bilder//Britt

guild-rez said...

Hello Ingrid..
Thank you for your visit.
You like my wreath?
Yes, I love to create my own wreath with items from our own garden:)
Your mums look great and the colour combination is wonderful.
- Kram Gisela

jacqueline said...

WOW Ingrid, these flowers are gorgeous and im loving the colors lots! Such a beautiful arrangement too! I am learning so much from you about flowers arrangement. :) Soo happy! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!