What An Ingenious Use for Something We've Been Throwing Away

By
Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA BRE#01732313

Palm Tree FlowersAt the Quilt Show this past weekend at Alden Lane Nursery, I saw some incredible quilts. But I also saw an interesting decorative display.  These oversized 'flowers' were made from the hard shell casing (not sure what they're called - anyone?) from Queen Palm trees.  It looks as if these sturdy, leaf-shaped growths were split, giving them a bit of a frayed edge, and then pieced together to form gigantic flowers.  There must be some sort of soil repository in the middle, as it's been stuffed with a filler of some kind and has cactus-looking plant life growing within. For all of you botanical experts out there, help me out here.

What are these 'petals' and center made from?

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the envelope to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Groups:
30 Days In September 2011 Localism Posting Challenge
ActiveRainPhotoBlogger
EXPRESS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AT ACTIVERAIN
Great Shots!
Photos
Tags:
photographs

Comments 10 New Comment

Rainmaker
506,864
Than Maynard
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma

Certainly interesting. Some people can see the potential in stuff so much better than me.

September 30, 2011 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
598,544
Donne Knudsen
CalState Realty Services
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA

Karen - WOW!!!  How interesting looking!  My inlaws have a queen palm but I can't think of what those leaves are called either.

September 30, 2011 12:07 PM
Ambassador
481,511
Chris Alston
Silicon Valley, California
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)

I chuck them too!!! I would have never thought... I usually get mad at them when they scratch my arm when I am cleaning them up!  HA!

September 30, 2011 07:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,066,888
Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Someone is very creative and imaginative. . .They look very tribal in a tropical sort of way!

September 30, 2011 07:56 PM
Anonymous #10
Anonymous
Anonymous

I don't think those are Queen Anne palms. They look like the base of palm fronds from either date palms or Washington palms. I only think that because I spent many a weekend trimming my parents date palms and Washington palms.

The center is probably some soil mixed with some sphagnum moss. Succulents like that don't need much to grow. My girlfriend's parents have a ton of similar things in their yard, from succulent wreaths to crosses, to squares, and probably more.

Succulent square

September 30, 2011 10:53 PM
Ambassador
652,834

Karen Crowson

Livermore Wine Country Homes
Request current market trends for the Tri Valley
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the clock to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information

Real estate market and local information for the Tri Valley communities of Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin, CA. Search for homes for sale, things to see and do, what it's like to live here.