Bouquet of the Week: Toxic Beauty

This week I picked two massive stems of castor bean and 10 stems of grass seed heads.  I call it Toxic Beauty.  And I love it!   

The castor bean flowers are interesting.

The grass seed heads have a purple tint.  

It's a dramatic bouquet measuring in at over four feet tall.  

And I kept The Assistant inside during the photo shoot to keep her safe from the castor bean.  But she barked instructions through the back door at me.  She's so thoughtful.