We had received this beautiful Oriental vase for a wedding present. The piece has a painted frog as I call it that matches the vase. It sits right in the top of the vase and holds the flowers. The gift at the time was sent by a local florist that had filled it with gorgeous fresh flowers.
Here is a picture of the frog.
And a picture with the vase.
Around October one year, I decided to fill the vase with orange foliage. The blues and oranges come together beautifully.
This year, I am growing the Chinese Lantern perennial from seed. I hope by next fall that the plants will be grown, dried and once placed in the vase, will be a stunning addition to the fall colors.
This is what they look like at 2 weeks.
And one week later.
I don't know if these will mature by Halloween This vase will look stunning with the real flower!
While I am still waiting for the plants to grow, I will use the faux stems until then.
Just received a beautiful card from friend Susan, the person who helped me start this blog, just in time for Halloween. Thanks!!!!