By now, most of you know I love my garden and flowers and one of my favorite parts of fall is drying flowers!
This year I've dried a bunch of hydrangeas, that I have not put to much use, as of yet. Think I'm going to make a wreath or my just give them to family and friends for bouquets.
I blogged a while back about a mixed bouquet of flowers, from the garden, that I dried.
This week, I scored a BUNCH of dried rose hips.
In this part of Oregon, wild roses can often be seen growing in fence rows and ditches along country roads. Just so happens, this year I spied a small bush in front of my son's place BEFORE somebody cut the whole thing down or the highway department had sprayed it with weed killer.
So, sweet son that he is, he went out and cut this for me......trust me, this is a leather gloves and long sleeves job.....they are prickly "critters".
Well, even if there is no sun the UV rays will take the color out of everything, including dried Hydrangeas, very quickly.
So, I tossed the faded Hydrangeas, saved the Eucalyptus and filled the pitcher with rose hips and the recycled Eucalyptus!
Finally, the pitcher full of rose hips and Eucalyptus is back on the front porch......adding a nice touch of fall color!
Looking at this photo, I think I am going to add some more branches to fill in a bit more....otherwise, it's a nice welcoming touch of color. The house is really green,by the way, not as blue as this photo looks.
So, here's where the rest of the rose hips ended up!
In a its former life, it was a newspaper box, do you remember when they were metal, not plastic and were attached to the side of your house.
Back in the day, Portland, like many big cities, had TWO daily newspapers, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This box was for the Oregon Journal that was delivered every afternoon. I was going to look up the year it went out of business, but didn't, so I am guessing the 1960s.
This is a nod to my newspaper days, I worked for weekly papers for 25 years.
I'd like to tell you the fuzzy, out of focus photo was done on purpose, but you wouldn't believe me any way, oh well! You get the idea. Hope you enjoyed.
I haven't blogged for a couple weeks so I've missed the parties....today I headed to Metamorphasis Monday, Tabletop Tuesday, Rednesday. Gather more ideas for using trimmings from your yard for unique decor at An Oregon Cottage's Tuesday Garden Party
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