Cabbage and roses are such unlikely friends.....
but I guess that is what makes the world turn around. The bestest of friends can be brought together in the most unlikely of places.
In this case I bring you Cabbage and Roses !
The thing that I love about flowers is that they can be married up to such unlikely things. There is nothing prettier to me than a bunch of pretty pink roses. I grow one variety of 'Seduction Roses' against my front fence against an old rusty piece of ironwork off an old discarded fencepost. The combination of rusty against the blooms is stunning. Old ugly rust seems to thrive against the freshness of the ever changing face of a rose.
Yesterday 'Thursday Flowers' had me selecting pretty pink roses from the florist, combining discarded cabbage leaves from the green grocer and dragging my ever so humble 'Old Man Whiskers' from my trusty old lemon tree in our garden. These pretties plus some antique lace pieces and a clear glass jar from my kitchen created a stunning display. Better still it only cost me $15, a fraction of the cost of buying an arrangement at the florist.