Daucus carota

Queen Anne’s Lace
APIACEAE, The parsley family

I made my mom a wedding bouquet of white Dendrobium orchids, lady fern from the woods and the Queen Anne’s lace that grows along the edges of the fields and in the meadow. It was fun to combine the flowers of the woods and fields with the tropical flowers that my Uncle John sent ahead from Hawai’i, and the vibrant glads and dahlias from mom’s neighbor Therese’s garden. I used the brightest tropical flowers on the deck where the dinner was served, and in the house I put together arrangements for the kitchen, dinning room, bathroom and bedrooms, and the weaving studio. These are the flowers there were:

From the Farm:
Golden rod
Queen Anne’s Lace
Braken Fern
Lady Fern

From Hawai’i:
Cordyline, green, magenta, striped
Anthurium, purple, red, pink, white, spotted, green
Oncidium, yellow, spotted
Dendrobium, purple, white
Strelizia (Bird of Paradise)
Torch ginger
Heliconia, red, yellow
Phormium leaf, striped

From Therese’s garden:
Gladiolus, red-orange
Dahlias, orange

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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