In an Antique Silver Punchbowl
What you need:
3 six inch potted Poinsettias (I used 2 deep red and one spotted with gold)
1 six inch potted white Hydrangea
1 silver punch bowl 15 inches Diam x 11" H
6-8 pieces of pine (cut 20 inches long)
a swag of faux red berries with 'ice crystals' (cut 20 inches)
3 silver pine cones dusted with snow 5.5 L x 2.5 inches Diam.
6 medium pine cones
9 inches 18 gauge floral wire
2 real branches (cut 30 inches long)
2 red cardinals
1 large black garbage bag
Plant Cost: $39.00
Rated: Easy Arrangement
It's Christmas...well almost. Would you like to make a stunning Christmas arrangement to bring that Christmas spirit into your home? Well this is it. It is hard to get an idea of the scale of this by looking at the photos, but let's just say it is behemoth. Put it on a entry table and it will bring a little drama with it. The reds of the poinsettias are rich and velvety and the white hydrangeas blossoms are giagantic too. You can spray a little snow on some real branches and let a couple little cardinals perch in them. It's not hard. The plants go in right in their little plastic containers.
These poinsettias are amazing. Poinsettias originate in Mexico and there they are called, "La Flor de la Nochebuena" or the Flower of Christmas Eve. That's pretty cool. Now remember, hydrangeas need a lot of water (hence the name). Make sure its soil is damp. You can mist it with water if it starts to go down. It should pick up, but if it doesn't, you can soak it, lying the whole plant on its side in cool water in the sink overnight to give it a good drink. Hydrangeas can drink more from their head than from the roots. When the holidays are over, in California, you can plant the poinsettias and hydrangeas in your yard.
OK. If you have your plants, your punch bowl and supplies. Let's go. This will be fun and easy!