Queen Anne's Lace and Roses

Queen Anne's Lace and Roses

What you need:

  • 2 doz. long stemmed ivory Vendela Roses (cut 12 - 24 inches)
  • 1 bunch opened pink Spray Roses (cut 16.5 - 18 inches)
  • 1 bunch white Spray Roses (cut 15.5 to 18 inches) 
  • 1/2 bunch Queen Anne's Lace (cut 15 - 22 inches)
  • 10 stocks of white Larkspur (cut 24 inches)
  • 1/2 bunch Seeped Eucalyptus (cut 20 inches)
  • 1 wide mouthed clear vase 7.5 inches Diam. x 10.25 inches H.
  • 18 gauge wire cut into thirds to wire the roses  See: "When You Get Home From the Mart"        http://www.floristinyou.com/prep

Steps:  6

 

Rated: Medium Arrangement

Queen Anne's Lace, Roses, Larkspur, and Seeded Eucalyptus make this is a arrangement romantic and elegant . It is made in a wide mouthed bell shaped vase and it is a large, full arrangement that will set the mood for a special event.

Larkspur is the common name for flowers in the Genus Delphinium. Usually 'Larkspur' refers to annual varieties, and 'Delphinium' is used to refer to perennial varieties (that can be much larger and grow blooms up to 6 feet tall).  The name Delphinium comes from the Greek word for Dolphin, referring to the shape of a gland in the blossom that secretes nectar.  

Another name for Queen Anne's Lace is "Wild Carrot". Carrots were actually cultivated from this plant.  I wouldn't try eating the tap root that grows from this plant though because it is very similar looking to poison hemlock!  Remember Socrates?   Legend tells us that this plant was named for England's Queen Anne, of whom it was said, was an excellent lace maker.  The fable goes that while making lace, Queen Anne pricked her finger and a drop of blood fell onto the lace, hence the purple floret in the center of the flower. Maybe the moral of that story should be, "Always use a thimble when making lace, or be careful with that needle!"  The other common names for this plant are:  "Bird's Nest" and "Bishop's Lace". 

If you have your arm full of flowers, let's begin.  You're going to love this one.

 

Cut your Larkspur stalks at 24 inches.

Cut your Larkspur stalks at 24 inches.

Pinch off any leaves that will be below the water line.

Pinch off any leaves that will be below the water line.

Pour water to about 2.5 inches below the top.

Pour water to about 2.5 inches below the top.

Put Larkspur into vase going out at and angle on each side, in front, and in back.

Put Larkspur into vase going out at and angle on each side, in front, and in back.

Wire roses.  Put roses at angle.  Taller (24 inch) in center,  shorter as you go out.  

Wire roses.  Put roses at angle.  Taller (24 inch) in center,  shorter as you go out.  

Add pink spray roses, taller in center, shorter in the front.

Add pink spray roses, taller in center, shorter in the front.

Add Queen Anne's Lace.

Add Queen Anne's Lace.

Add 2 pieces 'droopy' Seeded Eucalyptus to each side.

Add 2 pieces 'droopy' Seeded Eucalyptus to each side.

Here's a look close up.

Here's a look close up.

Left...

Left...

and Right.

and Right.

Profile of Larkspur buds (left) and Queen Anne's Lace (right center)

Profile of Larkspur buds (left) and Queen Anne's Lace (right center)

See the 3 sizes of roses snuggled by the Queen Anne's Lace.

See the 3 sizes of roses snuggled by the Queen Anne's Lace.

Enjoy!

Enjoy!