Monday, March 14, 2011

Bells Of Ireland

I still remember the first time I saw Bells of Ireland growing in a field in New Ulm, Texas. I loved the apple green color and the distinctive shape…still do!

158 sweet and saucyimage via Sweet and Saucy

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floral design by jacqueline ahneimage Jacqueline Ahne

Grand_opening_008 rosetree wacoimage via Rosetree Floral Design Studio

green hydrangea pew markers erin volanteimage via Erin Volante Floral

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sweet-saucy-j-star jasmine star grace ormondeimage via Sweet and Saucy and Jasmine Star Photography

How do you feel about Bells of Ireland?

Welcome to a brand new week!

6 comments:

Never A Plain Jane said...

I definitely think they have their place. I love the two cake treatments, and the arrangements by Floral Verde and Alison Events. Looks like you found some new floral artists to admire and share!

~My Fleur Journey~ said...

I like Bells of Ireland, we call them 'elephants' ears' in Chinese. Love them on its own like Alison Events and I also use them cut up like the cake in Missy Photography. The way used by Eric Volante Floral is genius! Happy Monday!

flirty said...

I don't know which I like more, the viburnum or the bells of Ireland...
Love green!

Alex said...

I reslly dont like them! well i do but everytime i use them in my designs they always droop or shrivel within a few hours :(

Janet said...

I don't like their little thorns, but I love the lines they create when they have funky bends in their stems!

Mimi said...

Thanks for giving me ideas about how to use bells of Ireland. I confess I've never used or purchased it for my shop. I absolutely love the first picture with the cloche.