Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Flowers - Indoors at Filoli

When my friend & I visited Filoli a couple of weeks ago I took loads of photos in the gardens, some of which I'll post later. I also took some of the flower arrangements and potted plants in the house. These are done by the volunteers & docents, and are always from the Filoli gardens, so they are seasonal.

This beautiful asymmetrical arrangement was in the ladies' receiving room. 

Here's one of two matching arrangements that flank the fireplace in the grand reception room.

This unusual plant was in the kitchen. 
I loved it, so I took down the name. 
Now, I can't find it!  Anyone have an idea what it is??

This arrangement of peonies in the swan container (I want!)  is on the counter in the butler's pantry.

I love this example of Ikebana.  They offer classes in this form of Japanese flower arranging at Filoli.

This angel wing begonia is in the garden house.

Isn't this one just delicious! (Also in garden house.)

I would love to fill my home with arrangements!  I think I'd better get out to the garden & plant more flowers!

Cheers!  Chris


  1. This unknown plant you saw looks like a really tall, over grown Pachystachys lutea, commonly known as a Golden Shrimp Plant or Lollipop Plant. ou can see more with a Google search! They are really neat looking, aren't they??? I used to have a ton of them in my front garden under shady conditions and they lived for years!!!

  2. I have two pots of Angelwing Begonias and cannot get them to bloom! These are gorgeous!

  3. Hi Chris,
    I love Filoli! I have been there during Christmas and it was beautiful! I had a friend who docent there for many years before she passed way. I work not far from Filoli. The Garden flowers sure are lovely, how wonderful it would be to have the time to just garden. I look forward to the day when I can retire.
    You had a wonderful day for sure!
    Take care and hugs, Elizabeth

  4. Oh Chris these are so beautiful! Angel wing Begonias, lovely lovely. I also love their beautiful leaves. Lovely post.

    Wishing you and your family a beautiful 4th of July.



  5. Dropping in to invite you to my little giveaway! Would love for you to join in.:o)

    Wishing you a lovely Sunday and a beautiful coming week.




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