Friday, January 28, 2011

January 2011 Garden Bouquet - Outside the Box

I love to be the receiving end of a bouquet of flowers anytime! And I dont mind giving a lovely one to anyone too for birthdays, anniversaries, or just to say...have a nice day! It doesn't have to be expensive, florist-bought bouquet. Just take a bunch of garden flowers and present it to someone who needs a cheering up, its so much more meaningful because it comes from your heart and your own home-grown flowers!
Today Im presenting you with a naturally created 'bouquet' of plants from my own garden...

In this urn, the lovely purple bloom of water hyacinth (Echhornia Crassipes) is grown together with the water orchids (Echinodorus Cordifolus Ovalis), and the strands of Chinese money plant (Epipremmum Aureum - variegated) stragically planted to make a cascading, trailing effect to soften the erect taller stems of the water orchids!
Thanks to Noelle of Ramblings From a Desert Garden where there's a bouquet for every month of the year to be displayed to make your day a lovely one!

23 comments:

Bernie said...

How lovely! I'm just like you ... a bouquet of any sort is appreciated. Love the water hyacinth!

Ali said...

That's just lovely, I love the hyacinth. I try to grow some flowers in my garden for cutting and bringing inside, it really is a treat to have fresh flowers in the house.

I'm going to plant some more this year, you've inspired me!

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Good idea. This is a pretty 'bouquet'. I like being on the receiving end for such a lovely planting.

rainfield61 said...

Thank you for the 'bouquet' of plants, that's a fantastic idea.

I'll return you with a lot of morning light for a healthy growth of the plant.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I am always a fan of your water hyacinth.

p3chandan said...

Thank you Bernie, dont we all just love a lovely bouquet! I know I would, if I receive one bouquet of lovely flowers from your garden!

Ali, thank you. Even a lovely bouquet of beautiful foliage in the house, really brightens us and the house too!

Donna, thank you. Its refreshing to see this lovely 'bouquet' everyday in a corner of my garden.


Rainfield thank you so much for the ray of encourging words, you brighten up my day!

Balisha said...

This is so pretty...Balisha

Carol said...

A very lovely living bouquet! Very unique!

milka said...

Amboi p3chandan, very 'sui' (beautiful) leh! How come your water hyacinth is always flowering? They sure like your place so much. Mine RIP long time ago.

One said...

Beautiful bouquet. The water hyacinth is the one that really stands out in the bouquet.

p3chandan said...

Diana, Balisha, Carol thank you for the compliments.


Milka, One thank you.Milka I guess they like my garden, actually I dont fertilise them at all. They keep flowering every one or two weeks.

hazeltree said...

delightful!

p3chandan said...

Thank you Hazeltree.

Appalachian Feet said...

Very pretty bouquet -- I don't think I've seen this done with water plants before.

p3chandan said...

Thanks Eliza, I didnt actually plan it to make a 'bouquet'. It started with the water orchids, then I threw in one bulb of water hyacinth since I have too many inside my pond,and later just stick it in a few strands of money plant.When water hyacinth blooms the purple flower looked very striking against the green foliage of the others, so I just snapped the photo! It turned out to be a lovely floral arrangement..:)

~Holly~ said...

Thanks for the beautiful post from your garden. Being that it's winter here in Oregon, it made me smile thinking of the warm weather and pretty flowers! Thanks!

p3chandan said...

Thank you Holly for your compliment.Its not long before your garden will be blooming with beautiful flowers too!

kitchen flavours said...

Yes, I don't mind receiving one too! Lovely bouquet you have in your garden. Your water hyacinth gives it a special effect!

p3chandan said...

Kitchen Flavours, thank you for your lovely compliment!

milka said...

Hi p3chandan,
I've extended an award for you, please feel free to pick it up when you're free. Happy holiday and Gong Xi Fa Chai!!

Noelle said...

Your bouquet is just lovely. You are so right....it is so easy to create a bouquet from our own gardens.

Thank you so much for participating!

Noelle

p3chandan said...

Thanks Milka for your award, same to you Happy Chinese New Year and happy holidays!


Thank you Noelle for dropping by my humble garden. Im glad I participated in your monthly bouquet, its so delightful to see lovely bouquet of flowers from everywhere!

Sunray said...

Really lovely combinations.

Cher
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