Thanksgiving Would Not Be The Same Without Brussels Sprouts

Orange roses, dahlias, lisianthus and brussels sprouts

…would it? Either way, I’m wishing my American friends a very happy Thanksgiving. If you’re traveling, keep safe. If it’s just an everyday day for you, I hope these flowers will bring a little cheer.

Flower arrangement with seed heads, leaves and moss

I’m sharing this design, created by Patricia Murphy for this year’s Southport Flower Show, as part of Cee’s FOTD.

Plant material includes lisianthus, roses, hydrangea, French lavender, hypericum berries, thyme, allium, papaver seeds, heuchera, dahlia, dianthus, chrysanthemum, asters, twigs and brussels sprouts.

18 Replies to “Thanksgiving Would Not Be The Same Without Brussels Sprouts”

  1. Thank you for starting my Thanksgiving with a laugh! Thanksgiving for me is always the same in that no brussels sprouts are allowed; it appears to me they snuck in among those lovely flowers and are very proud of their mischief. Nothing like the unexpected to make something beautiful into a personality. Kudos to Patricia Murphy! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Susan, and to all your lively commenters!

    1. You lack of love for sprouts inspired this one, Maureen – I thought this might be an acceptable form. You may have created a new collective noun… a snuck of brussels sprouts. Like a shuck, but with more subterfuge.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  2. Roasted and salted, yes, please! 🙂 The new style of flower arranging (head-to-head cramming) is slowly growing on me. This is a nice design. Thanks for the wishes, Susan.

    1. We always had them boiled when I was a child but I have to say I prefer them roasted with a few roast chestnuts to pick up on that part of their flavour. I hope you’re having a lovely time.

  3. I love the way you’ve arranged these flowers and other greenery! And I actually do love Brussels sprouts too, if they are roasted with lots of olive oil. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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