“The Flower Arranger’s Garden”

Leather-leaf Viburnum
Leather-leaf Viburnum
My plan for the fall is to take a strip of land on the west side of our property which also has southern exposure and plant greens to use in flower arranging.  How happy I was to read Chapter 21 in Amalie Adler Ascher's book, "The Complete Flower Arranger, A comprehensive guide to the Pleasures of Floral Design" published by Simon and Schuster in 1974. This chapter, "The Flower Arranger's Garden"  gives the gardener/flower arranger the following advice: Plants of interest     Cedrus atlantica glauca for its blue foliage, good with red carnations for holiday        y C. japonica 'Dacrydioides', spiny branches Japanese crytomeria Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Corralliformis', twisting shape, golden-green hue Junipers for their bluish hue - chinensis, 'Meyeri', 'Sargentii', J. tamariscifolia and 'Waukegan' Broadleaved evergreens - three varieties of mahonia - M. aquifolium, bealii and pinnata Nandina for Japanese arrangements Cherry and mountain laurel Leather-leaf Vibernum Rhododendron Russian Olive Skimmia Cotoneaster saliifolia floccosa Hollies - Ilex altaclarensis-hodginsi, nobilis and shepherdi, I. pernyi 'East Palatka' Brownell special Osmanthus Stranvaisea davidiana Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, fantail and corkscrew willow One of the neighborhood nurseries, Watson's,  is having a half-price sale on Saturday which opens at 7:00 a.m..  I'll go scout this afternoon and then rise and shine at 5:00 to be there by 5:30.  What fun!

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