Put your editing skills to the test by picking up a supermarket bouquet and taking out any filler. Next, separate flowers by species, group them together in bunches, cut them to size with floral shears and place them in their own individual vessels.
These wedding bouquets incorporate the rich, deep reds and snowy-whites of the season. Other wintery florals to consider using include pine boughs, cymbidium orchids, boxwood boughs, camellia buds, magnolia leafs and holly berries. Floral design: Blooming Gallery. Planner: Something to Celebrate.
This carefree arrangement uses big blooms and small filler flowers in different colors with plenty of greens to ground it and give it texture. Get tips from flower arranging instructor Ash Bailey of The Byrd Collective to create a similar style at home.
‘Sorbonne’ Oriental lily unfurls large blooms that exude a rich perfume. Petals are a pure deep pink with a white edge. Oriental lily grows from a bulb that can be planted in fall or spring. Top-heavy stems grow to 3 feet and benefit from staking. Use care not to pierce the bulb when you insert stakes. Adding them at planting time helps avoid bulb damage. Flowers appear in midsummer and can scent an entire yard on a sultry summer evening. Hardy in Zones 3-9.
Don't limit your decorating to the dining table. Create small, casual bouquets to display on a buffet or hutch. Repeating the natural elements from the dough bowl will add a greater impact to the entire space. Fill the bouquets with simple flowers, dried bittersweet branches, wheat sprigs and even fruit or mini pumpkins on skewers.
Sunflowers aren't just for summer. Bring a golden look to your fall table with freshly cut sunflowers. Group bunches together in bundles of three or four to bring fullness and texture to the centerpiece.
These sweet little bouquets were made by tying dried wheat sprigs and solidago together with simple twine. Use hearty fresh foliage that will look nice out of water for hours, so they don't wilt on the table. When the bouquets are complete, attach tags with the guest's name, a verse, poem, or favorite saying and use them as party favors.