In a Contemporary Moon Shaped Oval Vase

Roses and Hydrangeas

Roses and Hydrangeas

What you need:

  • 2 small bunches orange and gold Roses (cut 14 inches)  total 14 stems
  • 1 bunch white blush Spray Roses (cut 14 inches)
  • 8 stems white Iceberg Roses (cut 14 inches)
  • 1 potted pink and lavender hydrangea plant (4 blooms- cut as long as possible)
  • 4 stems of greens (cut 15 inches)
  • 1.5 inch wide orange grosgrain ribbon (cut 55 inches)
  • 1 bag clear flat marbles
  • 5 pieces 18 gauge floral wire cut into thirds
  • moon shaped oval vase (found here) 

Supplies Needed:

  • gardening shears
  • fabric scissors
  • wire cutters or gardening scissors from the 99 cent store

Steps: 8

Cost: flowers $26  

Rated: Easy Arrangement

The Iceberg Roses in this arrangement are from my garden and the rest of the roses and hydrangea plant are from Trader Joe's.  The Iceberg Roses give the arrangement a lacy feel, but sometimes bugs eat parts of the leaves.  To hide the holes in the leaves the bugs made, I added white blush Spray Roses.  The flowers in this arrangement are available in most locations.  You need to wire the larger roses.  See:  http://www.floristinyou.com/prep  

The vase gives the arrangement a modern look.  You can buy a vase like this (click here).  If you have your flowers and supplies you are ready to begin. 

Here are the flowers that you will use.

Here are the flowers that you will use.

You will use one bag of flat clear marbles.

You will use one bag of flat clear marbles.

Add water to 2 inches below the rim.

Add water to 2 inches below the rim.

Start by placing Iceberg Roses in vase with stems straight down.

Start by placing Iceberg Roses in vase with stems straight down.

Place 4 greens stems in the middle.

Place 4 greens stems in the middle.

Pull off all leaves that will be below the water level.

Pull off all leaves that will be below the water level.

Place Spray Roses in with the Iceberg Roses with stems straight down.

Place Spray Roses in with the Iceberg Roses with stems straight down.

Like so.

Like so.

Wire roses and place among the Iceberg and Spray roses with stems going straight down.

Wire roses and place among the Iceberg and Spray roses with stems going straight down.

Cut hydrangea blooms as long as you can.

Cut hydrangea blooms as long as you can.

Pull off leaves that will be below the water level.

Pull off leaves that will be below the water level.

Add large Hydrangea bloom low in the front, and one low in the back.

Add large Hydrangea bloom low in the front, and one low in the back.

Add another Hydrangea bloom next to one in front and in back.  Then tie your ribbon in a tight bow.  Fold ends cut on 45 degree angle.

Add another Hydrangea bloom next to one in front and in back.  Then tie your ribbon in a tight bow.  Fold ends cut on 45 degree angle.

The colors really play off each other.

The colors really play off each other.

The pinks, oranges and golds are pretty together.

The pinks, oranges and golds are pretty together.

Here's a look from the top.

Here's a look from the top.

Here's another look from the front...

Here's another look from the front...

And sitting in the window on a spring day.

And sitting in the window on a spring day.

It is being admired by a bronze nymph.  I hope you enjoy it too.

It is being admired by a bronze nymph.  I hope you enjoy it too.