With Bittersweet Berry and Star of Bethlehem

Fall Arrangement

Fall Arrangement

What you need:

  • 1/2 bunch Orange Bittersweet Berry
  • 2 bunches (20 stems) Orange Calla Lilies (1 bunch cut 14 inches.  Two cut 19 inches and one at 14,16,17, 18 inches.)
  • 1 Yellow Ochre Cymbidium (cut 22 inches)
  • 1 bunch Star of Bethlehem (1 cut 21 inches, 2 cut 20, 2 cut 17, 2 cut 15, 1 cut 13 inches) 
  • 1/2 bunch Burgundy Celosia (2 cut 10 inches)
  • 1 bunch Caramel Antique Garden Roses (yellow tint) cut 10 to 15 inches
  • I/2 bunch (8 stems) David Austin Juliet Roses(light pink) cut 9 to 11 inches
  • 1/2 bunch Pumpkin Orange Rose Hips (cut 6 to 9 inches)
  • 1 bunch Orange Chinese Lantern Lilies (cut 17 inches)
  • 1/2 bunch Orange Wax Flower (cut 6 inch for edges and 16 inches for center)
  • 1/2 bunch Yellow Ochre Celosia Feather (cut 16 inches)
  • 6 stems Lemon Leaf (cut 6 inches)
  • 3 - 4 Pomegranates on the stem (with 4 inches of stem to stick into foam)
  • 2 White and Yellow Mini Pumpkins
  • 1 "boat shaped" oval concrete vase 15 inches Wide at top, 6 inches Deep, x 6 inches High

Supplies Used:

Steps: 19

 

Rated: Advanced

This arrangement is asymmetrical because it sweeps from right to left with a long extension out to the left curving toward the table.  It has a color scheme of yellow ochre, antique yellow, light pink, orange, white and green with an accent of burgundy.  I found a Pantone color pallet that I wanted to use.  Pantone makes standardized colors with numbers that architects and designers use.  Sarah Renee Clark puts together some beautiful color palettes.  I started with the yellow ochre palette called '116-flower'.  (Scroll all the way down until you see the orange colored lily about 2/3 of the way down the page past the blue car and mailboxes.)  Here's the link:  color palette.  I added a light pink (ballet slipper), medium pink and a burgundy (tawny port) and took the color palette with me to the flower mart, so that the flowers I picked would all work together. 

Many of the flowers used in this fall arrangement are unusual like the Orange Bittersweet Berries on the vine that give form to the arrangement, and the white and green Star of Bethlehem.  The yellow ochre cymbidium is unusual to use in a fall arrangement and the bright orange Chinese Lantern Lilies are rare, but really cool.  They are about Barbie Doll scale.  You could substitute garden roses, cymbidiums, and lemon leaf and from your own garden or you could use only one color of garden roses to cut down on the cost.  This arrangement had a front and a back.  The back is a mirror image of the front.  You could also cut costs by making the display one sided.  This arrangement was large.  It measured 33 inches wide and 22 inches high and was done for a special event in a large room.  The arrangement is advanced, but if you follow all of the steps below, you can do it.

For instructions on wiring roses see:  http://www.floristinyou.com/prep

 

This is your cement boat shaped bowl.

This is your cement boat shaped bowl.

Line it with a garbage bag.  Cut foam to fit with produce knife stacking it two high.

Line it with a garbage bag.  Cut foam to fit with produce knife stacking it two high.

Pour 3 packets flower food into water.

Pour 3 packets flower food into water.

Pour water into container until it won't accept any more.  Cut off extra liner.

Pour water into container until it won't accept any more.  Cut off extra liner.

Make sure edge is dry and make grid out of 1/2 waterproof tape.  Press down on edges.

Make sure edge is dry and make grid out of 1/2 waterproof tape.  Press down on edges.

Go around edge with tape.  Press down.

Go around edge with tape.  Press down.

Tie end of Bitter Sweet in a loop with raffia.  Make 2 tight knots.  Trim.  This will go on far left at a 45 degree angle.

Tie end of Bitter Sweet in a loop with raffia.  Make 2 tight knots.  Trim.  This will go on far left at a 45 degree angle.

Put blunt edge of pick 1/4 inch deep into end of pumpkin.  Wrap wire LOOSELY around it.

Put blunt edge of pick 1/4 inch deep into end of pumpkin.  Wrap wire LOOSELY around it.

Hot glue around pick.  Let dry.

Hot glue around pick.  Let dry.

Push 2 curving Bittersweet vines down into right side.  Push into foam on left.

Push 2 curving Bittersweet vines down into right side.  Push into foam on left.

Give orchid fresh cut at 45 degrees.  Push into foam on right side.

Give orchid fresh cut at 45 degrees.  Push into foam on right side.

Wire each Calla lily.  Gently shape into slight curve.

Wire each Calla lily.  Gently shape into slight curve.

Tie top and bottom of 1 bunchCalla Lilies with twine or raffia.  Make 2 knots and trim.

Tie top and bottom of 1 bunchCalla Lilies with twine or raffia.  Make 2 knots and trim.

Insert with lilies curving toward you.  You may have to cut part of tape grid.

Insert with lilies curving toward you.  You may have to cut part of tape grid.

Tie orchid to vine with raffia.  Make 2 knots.  Trim.

Tie orchid to vine with raffia.  Make 2 knots.  Trim.

Cut Star of Bethlehem.  1)21 inches. 2)20 inches.  Insert on left at about 15 degrees.

Cut Star of Bethlehem.  1)21 inches. 2)20 inches.  Insert on left at about 15 degrees.

Insert 3 Calla Lilies cut 19 inches, wired and shaped arching down under Star of Bethlehem.  Cut another one at 17 inches, 16 inches, 14 inches.  Insert in that order on top.

Insert 3 Calla Lilies cut 19 inches, wired and shaped arching down under Star of Bethlehem.  Cut another one at 17 inches, 16 inches, 14 inches.  Insert in that order on top.

Cut 1 Calla Lily at 18 inches.   Wire and shape it.  Insert on right side pointing to the left.

Cut 1 Calla Lily at 18 inches.   Wire and shape it.  Insert on right side pointing to the left.

Cut 2 Burgundy Celosia.  Insert in front of Calla Lilies; one in front and one in back.

Cut 2 Burgundy Celosia.  Insert in front of Calla Lilies; one in front and one in back.

Cut Caramel Antique (yellow) 9 " center, 10 inches left, 15 inches left.   Mirror in back. 

Cut Caramel Antique (yellow) 9 " center, 10 inches left, 15 inches left.   Mirror in back. 

Cut Caramel Antique Garden Roses (yellow) 15 inches far right.  Mirror in back. 

Cut Caramel Antique Garden Roses (yellow) 15 inches far right.  Mirror in back. 

Add pink roses on left, 1) 11 inches, 1)10 inches, 2)9 inches.  Mirror in back.

Add pink roses on left, 1) 11 inches, 1)10 inches, 2)9 inches.  Mirror in back.

Insert Chinese Lanterns cut at 14 inches on right and left.  Mirror in back.

Insert Chinese Lanterns cut at 14 inches on right and left.  Mirror in back.

If pomegranite stem cracks, hot glue it and wire over it.  Leave 4 inches branch below and stick in front.  Mirror in back.

If pomegranite stem cracks, hot glue it and wire over it.  Leave 4 inches branch below and stick in front.  Mirror in back.

Add orange Rose Hips to right, low.  Mirror in back.  Add pumpkin front and back.

Add orange Rose Hips to right, low.  Mirror in back.  Add pumpkin front and back.

Fill in with Wax Flower cut at 6 inches around rim, and up to 16 inches in the center.

Fill in with Wax Flower cut at 6 inches around rim, and up to 16 inches in the center.

Cut golden Celosia Feathers at 16 inches and add to front and back.

Cut golden Celosia Feathers at 16 inches and add to front and back.

Cut half a dozen stems of Lemon Leaf at 6 inches and fill in around top.

Cut half a dozen stems of Lemon Leaf at 6 inches and fill in around top.

Here's a bird's-eye view.

Here's a bird's-eye view.

And a bird's eye view of the left end.

And a bird's eye view of the left end.

And you are done!  Congrats!

And you are done!  Congrats!