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Skylands Flower Arrangements

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Dahlia's floating in an export porcelain bowl.

1 Dahlia's floating in an export porcelain bowl.

These dahlias are so beautiful they could have been painted!

2 These dahlias are so beautiful they could have been painted!

Ferns and hosta - just a sampling from Martha's impressive collection.

3 Ferns and hosta - just a sampling from Martha's impressive collection.

Me in front of an outdoor garden urn that I filled with ageratum, which Martha brought inside.

4 Me in front of an outdoor garden urn that I filled with ageratum, which Martha brought inside.

I love using giant leaves for arrangements.

5 I love using giant leaves for arrangements.

One of the many types of dahlias I'm lucky enough to use, in a painted urn.

6 One of the many types of dahlias I'm lucky enough to use, in a painted urn.

More dahlias.

7 More dahlias.

Astilbe and trumpet lilies waiting to be arranged outside the door of the flower room.

8 Astilbe and trumpet lilies waiting to be arranged outside the door of the flower room.

Astilbe for the dining room.

9 Astilbe for the dining room.

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I love using faux bois concrete urns to create mini landscapes indoors.

11 I love using faux bois concrete urns to create mini landscapes indoors.

A simple and interesting centerpiece for lunch on the western terrace. I collected various leaves from the grounds and garden, then put them into small bud vases.

12 A simple and interesting centerpiece for lunch on the western terrace. I collected various leaves from the grounds and garden, then put them into small bud vases.

More mini landscapes using some of the many kinds of moss on Skylands property.

13 More mini landscapes using some of the many kinds of moss on Skylands property.

Single lily blossoms and Queen Anne's lace heads used en masse make for a striking display for a dinner table.

14 Single lily blossoms and Queen Anne's lace heads used en masse make for a striking display for a dinner table.

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As most of you have probably noticed by now, I spend most of my late summer weekends at Skylands, Martha's home in Maine. One of the many fun things for me to do up there is to create arrangements using flowers from Martha's extensive cutting garden. Here is just a sampling...

**UPDATE: New photos added this afternoon! Thanks for stopping back!**

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