Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Botanic Garden and Dollar Store Orchids

One of my favorite places to visit in the DC area is
The United States Botanic Garden. Each time I go I find different things that inspire me.
This time was no exception.
I loved these arbors with their display of living plants.I'm always inspired by water features and creeks. I have great plans to make one in my own backyard---when I get enough money, time, energy, and muscle.
There are always beautiful hydrangeas to be found.One of my favorite rooms inside is the orchid room
filled with stunning displays of orchids.I love orchids!Even though I have two living orchid plants, I couldn't resist buying a few of the silk variety
when I saw them at the dollar store, along with some reindeer moss.With a little styrofoam secured in the bottom of some thrift store vases, I just stuck in the end of the orchid (cut to length)
and filled the vase with moss.This is the version I made for my daughter
using one of her beautiful thrifted vases.

6 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

I think the creeks and the hydrangea are my favorites.Thanks for sharing your visit with us.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful place, Joy! I love the hydrangeas ~ mine are just starting to bloom now. I can't wait to cut some to bring in the house.

Ana said...

I´m also thinking about getting one of the faux ones since the real ones I´ve had have died or never flowered again. I think i´ll get another for my mum. and moss is so nice, too.

♥ joei said...

Chanced upon your blog while looking for home ideas. Great blog! Im your newest follower :)

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy/grandchild!

Definitely, Maybe

Colette said...

My aunt sent me here via your flag in an old window. So cute. I then noticed your the giant flag you made from bead board in 2008. I'm just wondering what size that flag is. I love it!

Colette said...

sorry my email is Colette at terovrt dot com

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