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These parchment-like bells are dried Bells of Ireland blooms that I just left on the stalk in a flower bed instead of deadheading them. I thought they were pretty when they were Who knew they would be so beautiful past their prime?
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14 comments:

  1. How beautiful! Bells of Ireland are beautiful any time -- a friend's daughter had them in her bridal bouquet. :)

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  2. They are pretty in their dry form. It's nice to leave interesting seed heads & fading flowers in the garden.

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  3. I had to read about them as I had never seen the Bells of Ireland before your blog. They appear to be very interesting. I am going to see if I can get some to grow in Mississippi. ~Alasandra

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  4. Those are so pretty! They remind me (colour and texture) of my mom's hydrangea bushes when she lets the flower heads dry like that.

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  5. Gorgeous! Are these lovely flowers from your garden????

    Have a great day and rest of the week...

    cielo

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  6. Do you have a picture of them before?

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  7. Hi--my cousin, Christine Birmingham, told me about your blog. She knew we would have a lot in common. My blog, until yesterday, was roses roses roses but I have a thing about color coordination so I had to change it for the fall and winter. I love the name Rosehaven Cottage--my home and blog are called Dunhaven Place. So nice to know there is a kindred spirit out there so close (I live in a small town bordering Concord and Antioch). Have a great day! Heidi

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  8. Oh, and I should add, your name sounds really familiar--though I am not sure why, we are in different stakes, etc. Also, I should say that I have a book coming out because Christine says that you and your readers might be interested. It is a Jane Austen era romance called Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind and will be out in December but is available for pre-order now at Amazon and Borders and all those good places. Thanks!

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  9. They are so very beautiful......

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  10. How beautiful almost like ghost flowers. Wonderfully apt for Halloween. Well done for finding them.

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  11. How pretty! I've never seen these before.
    Cathie

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  12. Cindy,
    Oh, I do love these! I love the way the dried ones look better than the "live" ones. Just beautiful!
    Love you,
    Joanie

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  13. Cindy these are very neat. Thanks for sharing, never seen something like that. Anna :)

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  14. You're taunting me, Cindy! Bells of Ireland have eluded me for three years now. Oh, last year I had one tiny stalk with a few bells on it and I was so happy to see that. This year, nothing. And I love them so... *sigh*

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