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The Tuesday Cut: Week 2

by Cliff Sharples (chief cultivator)

Globemaster Alliums, Iris and Hosta leaves
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Making the cut in my garden takes on a new meaning. I will make an arrangement from things I've grown once a week for a year, and post it every Tuesday... take the challenge and join me with your own weekly arrangement!

We make a lot of arrangements in our lives - personal, professional, botanical... As a gardener, I'm always experimenting with companion plants, landscape balance and general Zen combos that make everything else in the world OK. But, I'm a beginner, and more often than not, I don't get it right in nature. But, with a pair of sheers and a vase, I can get a re-do and bring the garden inside.

3 May Garden Stars Make the Cut and Tour the Dining Room

The iris blooms are crazy good this year. The alliums have multiplied. The hostas are easily 40% larger this year. While it's always hard to cut down amazing blooms, I'm pretty psyched about this week's arrangement!






Past "Tuesday Cut" arrangements:

Week 1


Take the challenge and try to make a floral / botanical arrangement from your own garden every week and post it!


Bulbs, cut flowers, arrangement of the week, the day of bouquet


I love using crazy leaves in flower arrangements... I use my banana leaves as plates later in the summer :-)
nematode commented on 05/28/10
The Hosta leaves are inspirational. Although I don&#x27;t typically bring flowers in the house (don&#x27;t know why, just always liked to see them only in the garden} <br/>I might be tempted to give this a try!
safeharbor commented on 05/26/10
I love the hosta leaves in the arrangement - it adds such cool texture. Your alliums and irises are also gorgeous! I don&#x27;t want to wait until next week to post an arrangement (I have an idea now!)...might have to include it in wordless Wednesday. Thanks for the inspiration!
gardengirl commented on 05/26/10
Wow- you are really throwing down the gauntlet here! I am seriously digging the way you used the hosta leaves! Did you miss your calling as a floral arranger...?
FigTree commented on 05/25/10
I don't think so... my arrangements are messy and undisciplined - but I like combining textures and colors.
chief cultivator replied: on 05/25/10