so remember the flowers i arranged earlier this week in my home…… “to embrace the moodiness of the grey day in LA”??

purple gladiolas arranged in a large, pale blue glass vase…….. the glads here in california are the last of the ┬áseason, and don’t look like the look in summer….. i still love them though……. they develop in the vase and get more showy each day…… and they very much transformed my living room…….

and today, i did what everybody should do with gladioals after having had them for a few days in a vase at their house……..

please make the effort to cut them short, take the spent blooms off and arrange them in a shorter, more rounder vase……..

they will work now in a different spot in your house …… they are not as “grand” as when they were long…… they are more intimate, more luscious, more “baroque” now…….

maybe you want to place them on a mantle, next to some precious, little finds…… or close to your vanity……. there is something more sensuous, voluptuous about them now….. and i like that you can get a second performance out of them…….