Thursday, May 10, 2012

VASES OF TEXAS WILDFLOWERS

Every Thursday a dedicated group of ladies meet in the volunteer room at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Their job is to arrange our beautiful Texas wildflowers into arrangements to be placed throughout the buildings.


Wanda Lancaster has added her magic touch to thousands of arrangements, over the years. Although now in her 80s she comes to the Wildflower center every week along with Anne Linville. Several other ladies including Carol Cole, Carol Curry and Kimberley Tortorice also help design the floral arrangements.
I was totally wowed this morning by the large buckets filled with all kinds of Texas native flowers. There was horsemint, basket flowers, hesperaloe, yucca, basket grass and rudbeckias. I was wishing I had my camera along with me. By the time I came back from giving my tour most were already in vases and out on display.


At reception.


In the hallway.


In the bathroom. Fortunately Anne takes photos every week so am I able to share them with you.



I came home and went straight outside to pick my own native Texas beauties.

15 comments:

  1. The look of things to come for us.

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  2. It's amazing what even a tiny vase of garden-picked flowers will do for a room. I'd do this more but my cats can't stop nibbling or knocking vases over. Grrr.

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  3. Those are gorgeous. I never thought of using the Horsemint. It's so plentiful this year and looks great in those arrangements.

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    1. I had never thought of it either until I saw them at the WFC. They are long lived in a vase.

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  4. Those are beautiful. I think I'll go bring some in for a bouquet.
    Have a great weekend.

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  5. My absolute favorite arrangements are wildflowers in simple vases. Sometimes even a single wildflower in a small, antique bottle will make the day happier. I've GOT to get some purple horsemint into my garden.
    I loved this post.
    David/ :0)

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    1. I agree David. I often decorate the dinner table with 3 small straight sided bud vases with one flower in each.

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  6. I really have to agree--Texas has the most BEAUTIFUL wildflowers and they have been great this year. Thanks for the pix. Carol

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  7. Your arrangements are lovely!

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    1. Thanks Angela, but I only did the last one. The others were arranged by the WFC ladies.

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  8. I will take an arrangement like this over a store bought one any day! Just love it Jenny!

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    1. Thank you. It is so wonderful to be able to go out there and pick your own bouquet.

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