Thursday, November 18, 2010

Free Flower Friday...







Even though it seems we're never going to get a real frost in the tri-state area I've been cutting all my container gardens back. Last week I brought in cuttings from all my favorite coleus plants. I used some of them in this arrangement (along with a few begonia leaves, salmon ranunculus, red spray roses, eucalyptus pods, and lucedendron pods) some of them I'm rooting in the window to make new plants. I'll start them inside and then put them out again in the spring. I love coleus of all kinds and colors.

And the giveaway! I don't have photos yet, but today we're playing with the most phenomenal ranunculus - pale yellows with purple tips. If you leave a comment, you'll enter to win an arrangement with these beauties delivered to home or work (Manhattan or Brooklyn) tomorrow, Friday the 19th. Good Luck!

64 comments:

Le said...

I adore those ranunculus and the seed pods. They were an inspired pairing.

jezebel said...

here i am.

Barbara said...

Yeah! Such a gorgeous flower - yeeehaw! Thrilled to enter for a chance to win!

lady elle said...

lovely! one of these days it'll be me, I just know it (;

flwrjane said...

Virginia checking in for Brooklyn.

jennifer said...

that's a knockout sarah:)

kd-m said...

LOVE! What a great way to cheer up the apartment for the weekend!

hello.cynthia said...

Gorgeous arrangement — can't wait for the ranunculus class in February!

Jen said...

So pretty! Would totally brighten up my boss' week!

Rebecca said...

ranunculus are my absolute favorites!

Sarah said...

beautiful flowers! thanks for the chance to win!

Julie said...

I'm feeling lucky!

Jenna said...

SO pretty - crossing my fingers!

Amy said...

The Columbia campus has some gorgeous coleus that I pass every day and I kind of wanted to steal some before it got wilty last week but didn't and now seeing this arrangement I deeply regret my decision. Not that I have all the pretty flowers (ranunculus! and those dark purple... scabiosa? I don't even know) you have to work with either... Ah well, one can dream!

Michelle said...

best giveaway of all time. hope i get lucky!

Sarah C said...

ranunculas make me weak in the knees!

dot said...

Beauteous! Would go well with a fireplace and some smoldering glances.

lhinkson said...

rununculus are the best! (just love sayin the word...) thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful arrangement!

Kate said...

Tomorrow is my coworker's last day at work, so I want to win to give them to her!

Robin said...

It makes me so happy that this giveaway exists. :)

El said...

I love the foliage on this arrangement.

stephanie valdez said...

this is the nicest!

Lisa said...

Yowza, that is gorgeous.

Ranunculus are my favorite flowers. I would love to win this week.

Faryn said...

Gorgeous. My fingers are crossed.

steph said...

ranunculus are my favorite!

mary said...

Ranunculus are the french kisses of flowers! Fingers crossed that a bunch will be mine tomorrow!!!

amy said...

Ranunculus! Ranunculus! ( I am a zombie who wants ranunculus instead of brains )

Flo~ said...

ranunculus???? sign me up.

stacksofbooks said...

oooh! oooh! pick me! it's so wonderful that you're doing this, sarah!

Jamie said...

I recently got married and used ranunculus for my bouquet. My florist used your blog as a huge inspiration for our flowers. It would make my husband and me so so happy to be reminded of our day in September again.

Caroline said...

"Ranunculus, ranunculus, ranunculus," is difficult to say.

gloriousday said...

ranunculus, ranunculum, ranunculi, ranunculo, ranunculo

...it means 'little frog'

love!

kathryn said...

i would love to win!

Jemanda said...

ill name the baby ranunculus if i win.

ltr said...

free magical garden walk if you pick me.

Jaime said...

my husband would be absolutely shocked to be delivered flowers-
especially rannunculus which was a favorite flower of ours back in the day.
he deserves a surprise!

liza said...

flying in tonight from portland. can't imagine anything better than flowers on my first day in the city. (lizalubell at gmail dot com)

What Possessed Me said...

RENUNKULOUS!

Vane said...

lurv ranunculus...i'll take it anyday

Alice212 said...

yellow and purple, and in brooklyn - yes please! count me in.

Anonymous said...

coleus is gorgeous!

trish

rezooter@yahoo.com

lisa said...

I check in with your blog just to get cheered up -- as always beautiful!

PS - my 4yr old son & his class have been asking about how to make soap -- would saipua be interested??

Susan Ashley said...

one of these days i'm gonna win :)

Elizabeth said...

oooh, me please! Love your flowers.

animala said...

Lovely!

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Kirsten said...

I could totally use these this week.

sam said...

<3 everything you do!

jyc said...

your flowers are always gorgeous!

Victoria said...

coming in for the win
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lc3p4dlvdh1qzktlqo1_500.jpg

kkevans said...

Would love to send to my husband! Hope you are having a great week!

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Oh ranunculuuuus!! Here's hopin'!

She-Hulk said...

Found your blog recently after purchasing coffee and mint soap at a boutique. The bf really likes it! I love looking at your flower arragnements.

John said...

breathtaking as always! thanks for yet another chance!

an said...

me! me! pick me!

Natalia said...

me me me
God it has been one of those weeks.

Caroline said...

Gahhhh.... So hoping that this is the week I win!
I am in LOVE with all of your stunning creations.
Thanks for the chance!

fiona said...

gorgeous!

valerie said...

we're having a going away party for a dear friend tomorrow afternoon and there will be seven toddlers present. clearly we will be in need a sophisticated bouquet to set the mood.

Leigh Anne said...

This would be the best "welcome to brooklyn" present and would be proudly displayed in my new apartment.

kalmenius said...

Count me in!

Laura [What I Like] said...

Love ranunculas! Fingers crossed...

Nicole Milman said...

hey - the 19th's my birthday! Doesn't that count for something? :)

johanna said...

stunning!
i have a red-purple coleus that i've been sprouting off-shoots of. i now have one mama coleus, one teenage and 2 baby ones.
jds2124(at)me.com

MJ said...

can't wait to take your class :)