The Everlasting Straw Flower

October 22, 2012

Wreath of straw flowers, Gordon Skagit Farms

We got a behind-the-scenes look at some of the flower beds that supplied the decorative displays and items for sale at Gordon Skagit Farms.  I was particularly drawn to the soft, pastel coloring and the tight patterns of petals on the straw flowers.

Straw flowers are also called everlastings.

Straw flower trio

Such beautiful flowers in quiet colors

Straw flower

Posterized photo of straw flower bed

I think the posterized effect works well with this flower.

One final posterized image









6 Responses to “The Everlasting Straw Flower”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    When I was little, I had a Revlon doll that had a straw hat with straw flowers – but they were real straw. It’s only been in the past year I’ve known there are “real” straw flowers. They’re so pretty.

    And I like those final photos. I like th posterized effect, too.

  2. bluebrightly Says:

    Nice – I like the posterizations, too.

  3. Lynne Says:

    Love the posterized images – very effective.

  4. Chris Says:

    I agree! Nice effect!

  5. garden.poet Says:

    The tight pattern reminds me a bit of a crown. Very pretty.

  6. Melany Says:

    I love these flowers and have found they are not all that difficult to grow. I like the posterized effect too, very nice.

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