Sunday, February 3, 2013

Flowers In The House Of Poe: February 2013


Good Morning. It was a late one on Sunday what with Beyonce blowing out the lights at the Superdome and the down to the wire game lasting late in the night.

In anticipation of  the Baltimore Ravens winning (and win they did) we painted the house black and strew it with purple flowers.

Well okay, we painted one wall in the bedroom Amazon, a C2 color that reminds me of the peel of an avocado.

 I grabbed an eclectic assortment of flowers on my way out of the shop on Saturday. An ornamental kale, fiddle head ferns, purple anthirium, and a few peach garden roses.

A strange brew.


  Yet strangely satisfying with the addition of eye of newt, I mean rosemary, camilla, and tree ivy.

It was joined by a little silver cup of white hellebores,

   a beautiful lab in her bed.
 
And yes of course, there was a cat in there too.


Cause everyone looks better in black.
Speaking of cats, one ran across the keyboard and hit publish long before I was ready. So this has been coming to you live.

I think it's time for me to find Mr. Linkey and go to bed before I fall asleep at the keyboard and the animals take total control of this post.

I leave you with one last picture of a sweet little orchid in the bathroom and a simple request:

if you're having us over tomorrow,could you have some strong espresso available?

Thank you all and good night.

RAVENS!!!!!!!


34 comments:

  1. I like the strange combo! But the hellebores are my favourite. I was suffering a bit of cabin fever so I took my flowers out of the house today... I hope that's ok!

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  2. I love your first picture - lovely colours! And hellebores are so sweet aren't they? Very welcome here just now as a taste of Spring. One sugar or two in your strong coffee?! x

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  3. Always strong espresso in this house, if The Gardener is at home. Please visit, and we'll have it ready for you.

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  4. Those curly things are amazing! Glad for you that the Ravens won.
    Hope to get to the party. Totally unprepared! x

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  5. The colours in your arrangements look so stunning against your grey walls Jane, and I love the eye of newt:) The coffee machine is always on here - come and visit anytime!

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  6. make that a venti with an extra shot! It took me five trys with Mr. linky this morning!

    Love the little bunch of grabbed posies from the shop and the wall. You know I love purple walls! Glad your Ravens won, but did they have to take so long? Am dead this morning. i predict not much will get accomplished today.

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    1. I know.Power outtage?! What the hay was that?

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  7. I always love seeing the interesting combinations in your bouquets. The fiddle head ferns are something we never see here (Arizona), and I have never seen ornamental kale before either - it's a beautiful shade of pink!

    Thanks for hosting Flowers in the House, glad I could make the party this time around. ;o)

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  8. Fiddleheads just make me smile. They are such fun, unlike the Super Bowl. That first half was a sleeper. Clearly not a Ravens fan, oh well. Let me get another cup of espresso and read on.

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    1. well the second half was a lip chewer. I think my hair turned grey.

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  9. Will strong French Roast do?

    Those roses are beautiful, and look wonderful with the fiddleheads! All the flowers look so fresh and pretty. I'm intrigued by the orchid.

    Great color--C2 paints are the best.

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  10. You always go all out, dontcha? Took me a while to go to sleep after that game... and the coffee was STRONG this morning. Sorry I didn't save you a cup.

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    1. I have to,I'm hostessing:-) You get to be more creative.



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  11. Here in California we are too mad to have anything to do with flowers:). Actually your fandom redeems the night, as did Bey.

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    1. Understood. But it sure could have gone the other way. Those were some fancy football moves the Niners showed us. Scarily good from my seat.

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  12. your little orchid looks like a tradescantia!
    You have a lovely "fauna" around you :)

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    1. It is,thank you. I was too tired to remember its' name when I wrote the post.

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  13. I love the bouquets - such diversity. Mine this week is one kind of flower - but my favorite kind.

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  14. it's all green and gold over here today.

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    1. What an armfull of Bells. Beautiful.

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  15. Beautiful stems as always. Please save me some of that coffee! Shattered.com with sick children in the casa..Sinead x

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  16. Please make sure the Lab knows that I have participated - I would hate to be in the dog house!

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  17. I rather envy your superbowl. I guess we have wimbledon. Thanks for the flower fix! xx

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    1. Um yeah and you also had THE wedding and the Olympics. England 3-USA 1

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  18. Love your wall color! Fiddle heads remind me of something from Alice Through the Looking Glass...we had people over for the SB; good thing we had extra food/drinks. Crazy game!

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  19. Thought I would sneak downstairs in my pajamas to see if the party was still cooking. Looks like you had a great turnout.

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  20. I'm in again! Not much to show, but we've been rained on.

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  21. I love your orchid! Tradescantia, you say? Do you find they tricky?

    Have been enjoying catching up on your blog stories. Your cats are hilarious and your garden lovely, as always : ).

    xo,

    Jaime

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  22. ...maybe I need an orchid.

    That cat has quite an attitude.

    I know. I'm late. Sorry.

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    1. I said it on your space and I'll repeat it here: the party doesn't start till you walk in:-)

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  23. I've missed your blog and your flower party for too long! Been far too preoccupied with other things. Here in Minnesota, we're in the depths of winter. I should have gone out and looked for a mugo pine to photograph with last night's snow perched on the tips of its branches (except it's Tuesday already, isn't it?). Our park board horticulturist told me years ago that the Japanese call them snow flowers.

    Thanks for the glimpse of eternal summer in the midst of winter (Bad me: I'm too lazy to look up the exact quote or who said it! )

    Cheers!

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  24. Such a pretty bouquet Jane! Hope the concert of Beyonce was good?!

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

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  25. As always your flowers are lovely. I realize I totally fell down on the job. When I saw those beautiful puppy dog eyes I knew I had failed. Always love seeing your arrangements. Glad to hear you are on the outside of the big storm. Bonnie

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