Stems …Floral Friday

I don’t remember ever devoting an entire Floral Friday to the exclusive use of stems in arrangements. The subject came to mind earlier this week as I searched the basement for something completely unrelated to the floral arts. Just out of reach, was a large plastic trash bag full of assorted dried stems and slender bamboo stalks. The bag was laying on top of the old dehumidfier that I haven’t used in years. Naturally, I just had to utilize some of the stems right away.

I grabbed a fist full of them and marched upstairs in search of some suitable vases. Three of them got washed and polished. Then, it was simply a matter of trimming the stems to the right lengths and carefully placing them into the containers.

A weighted-bottom contemporary red glass bud vase contains a mixture of thin bamboo stalks, wild grasses, and a spring-wire accent stem.

Cone-shape pods line up on tropical grasses. They appear to be shooting out of the traditional, Indian brass vase.

Do you want some winter wheat? A blue, mid-century Fenton swung vase contains a simple bouquet of dried stems and heads.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes 18th century Irish playwright, poet, and satirist, Richard Brinsley Sheridan. “To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another’s breast is to become a principal in the mischief.

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Stems …Floral Friday

  1. Jeff Flesch says:

    I like the slender effect today. Beautiful.

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