& a double pink Streptocarpus ~ the two most notable purchases I made after the garden tour last weekend. I thought I'd share them with you because I know you'll be blown away by the Streptocarpus (like I was) and the watering can vase is just too cool (and very versatile to boot.) I can see myself using it for a myriad of different bouquets ~ starting with tulips & daffodils in the spring all the way thru sunflowers in the fall.
Creating a fantastic looking arrangement couldn't be easier thanks to the wire jar lid:
Just so you believe me (and I could prove it to myself), I ran out and bought a few flowers (I don't know why I still don't like to cut from the garden???)
How beautiful is that? Almost looks like it came from a florist shop, doesn't it? I swear alll I did was poke the stems thru the wire holes. If you like it as much as I do, it's a Creative Co-op product ~ maybe you have access to a store carrying their line (or can find it on the Internet?)
Now (drum roll please) ~ the double pink Streptocarpus:
I swore I was done buying them (I already have 'Black Panther' and 'Blue Ice') but try as I might, I couldn't put it back. Have you done that before?
"I saw it, grabbed it, admired it, said I didn't need it, put it back, walked away, turned around, picked it up (again), turned it all around, swore I'd never seen anything as beautiful ever but honestly, I don't need another one, put it back down, turned around, then turned back around, snatched it up, put it in the basket and vowed this really would be the last one."
It would have taken willpower greater than I possess to leave it behind... Maybe I'm totally "weak" but I'm hoping you can see why?????