What you need:
- 4 fushia Peony blooms (could substitute with Camellias) cuts from 11 to 18 inches.
- 2 large Camellia blooms (cut as long as possible)
- 1 bunch light pink Ranunculus (cuts from 6 to 18 inches)
- 10 white edged fushia Tulips (cuts 8 to 14 1/2 inches)
- 10 fringed edge pink Parrot Tulips (cuts from 7 to 13 inches)
- 1 bunch burgundy Aster Matsumoto flowers (cuts from 7 to 19 inches)
- 1 bunch light yellow/peach Lisianthus flowers (cuts from 6 to 15 inches)
- 6 stems Lavender (mine were from my friend's yard) cuts from 10 to 21 inches.
- 1 stem draping blue berries (mine were from my friend's yard) cut 18 inches
- 2 pieces pink Pepper Berries (cut 14 inches)
- 1/2 bunch medium Silver Dollar Eucalyptus (cuts from 9 to 17.5 inches)
- several fine thin twigs (mine were trimmed from my friend's tree) tallest about 38 inches H
- 1 garbage bag
- 4 bricks wet pack floral foam
- 1 'boat shaped' oval concrete vase 15 inches Wide at top, 6 inches D, x 6 inches H (similar found here)
The peonies, tulips and twigs make it seem as if winter is over. This is positive thinking. Their colors are vibrant, softened by the flat green-gray of the rounded eucalyptus leaves, which echo the color of the sleek 'boat shaped' concrete container. You can buy a container like this (click here)
Besides the flowers from the flower mart, this arrangement has flowers and shrubs from the garden. Notice the wispy curves of lavender, the blue berries carrying the sweeping movement from left to right, spilling down off the right side of the vase. And in the back of the arrangement, the anchor flowers are showy Camellias from my yard. These all give the arrangement a 'garden look'. These flowers could make you forget all about roses.
Well, are you ready to start?