Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Historic Agrarian Modern Arrangements

Perfect, arrangement, below.  Florist style, without flowers, without expense.
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Only recently have I  begun making 'arrangements'.  Who has time for that?  People, without a life, made arrangements.  Now, apparently that is me.  Oddly, life gets crazier, necessity increases to hunt/gather and create arrangements for the house.  My life 'fell out', so choices had to be made. 
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Hungering for joy, the choice was easy.
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Aside from the expense of store bought flowers, their footprint upon Earth isn't something I wish to partake.  What about flowers in my own garden?  Rather a mood about those too.  Taking my own flowers, takes away pollinator food, and later, their seeds won't exist upon Earth.
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What to do?
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Bushes need pruning, and there's plenty of roadside greenery, pure joy taking clippers/basket, zero guilt.


Pic, above, here.
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Line and form are the most important layers of historic agrarian modern garden design.  Exactly the gardens I relish.
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Not a stretch, understanding, my love for the arrangement, above. 
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Silhouette, above, of the greenery, its scale to the container, and relationship between greenery/container using rustic/formal.  Full on miniature historic agrarian modern garden design in an urn.
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Notice the debris field, above?  Quite amusing, and part of the process, creating.
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I create arrangements on the front porch of our ca. 1900 home.  With its historic agrarian modern garden design, sweeping clippings, from making arrangements, off the porch, enriches the soil, and is covered with foliage.  Win/win.
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Hunted/gathered greenery, often has a lifespan of a month as an arrangement. 
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Understanding the alchemy of creating these historic agrarian modern floral arrangements, and what they add to my life & home, pure visceral.  Yet what are the words for the creation, then enjoyment?
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Grace and joy arrive quickly, but it's deeper than that.
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A transcendence.
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Certainly worth the price, becoming one-of-those-people-without-a-life !
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Garden & Be Well,   XO T

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