Made with small Crimson Gold Apples as a Vase Filler
What you need:
- 10 - 12 camellia blooms some red some white (cut 8 inches or as long as possible)
- 4 stems with leaves (for greening the vase)
- 2 bags of Crimson Gold Apples (1 lb. each bag) or crabapples
- moon shaped oval vase (found here)
- 1.5 inch wide green ribbon (I used a woven cotton ribbon) cut about 55 inches long
Flower Cost: Zero Apple cost: $4.98
Rated: Easy Arrangement
It's Camellia season in California and I have three types of Camellia Japonica blooming in my front yard. Yeah! I have Kramer's Supreme Camellias, with large fully peony-form, red to light red blooms and golden upright stamens, Silver Lace, a large semi double to loose peony with irregular lacy white petals and golden upright stamens, and Nuccio's Bella Rosa, with very symmetrical formal 4 inch fully double, royal-red blooms. They are stunning. The Camellias in this arrangement are all ruffly with long golden stamens that look like silk. Check out rare camellias at Nuccio's Nursery: http://www.nucciosnurseries.com/
The Camellias are showcased with cute little applecrabs, which are a cross between a crabapple and a domesticated apple that are grown in the Cuyama Valley near a National Forrest by Santa Barbara, California. They are organic, tart, and delicious, and I ate one of the three bags that I bought, carefully...all but the seeds. Yum, but they do make adorable vase fillers, just change the water once a day unless you want apple cider.
If you have your oval vase, (found here) which is a very versatile vase and one of my favorites, your camellias and your applecrabs or crabapples, whichever you prefer, you are ready to make this arrangement.