Spray Roses and Stock

Spray Roses and Stock

What you need:

  • 7 stems of white Spray Roses (cut 12.5 inches)
  • 5 - 6 stems of lavender Stock (cut 15.5 inches)
  • 2 stems Seeded Eucalyptus (cut 15 inches)
  • 1 rectangular vase wider at the top (5.5 Wide at the top, 3.75 Wide at the bottom, x 3.25 inches deep x 7.75 inches High)

Steps: 4

 

Rated: Super Easy Arrangement

The unique shape of the vase helps give form to this contemporary arrangement.  The vase has a rectangular top and a triangular shape that narrows toward the bottom.  You don't need marbles or rocks to hold the stems in place.  The sides of the vase do that for you. 

The idea is to duplicate the triangular shape of the vase by placing a Stock stem that goes out at a 45% angle and rests on each corner of the top of the vase, with one straight stem in the middle.  This establishes the structure of the arrangement.  Then you add the white Spray Roses.  Find two pieces of "droopy Seeded Eucalyptus" that will spill over the sides and give this a lacy look.  You can almost hear the rustle of the eucalyptus leaves when you look at them.  A tip about caring for Stock flowers:  Change the water every day and you can continue to enjoy these bright flowers for many days.

You can find most of these flowers at your local supermarket or Trader Joe's.  Well, bring those flowers home and let's go to work.

 

Here are the white Spray Roses and lavender Stock.

Here are the white Spray Roses and lavender Stock.

Pour water into your vase  a couple of inches below the top.

Pour water into your vase  a couple of inches below the top.

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

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

Place Stock leaning against each corner of the vase, with 1-2 straight in the middle.

Place Stock leaning against each corner of the vase, with 1-2 straight in the middle.

Break off any thorns on rose stems with your thumb.  Remove leaves below water line.

Break off any thorns on rose stems with your thumb.  Remove leaves below water line.

Fill in with Spray Roses, keeping stems in line with Stock stems.

Fill in with Spray Roses, keeping stems in line with Stock stems.

Add Seeded Eucalyptus keeping stems in line with Stock stems.

Add Seeded Eucalyptus keeping stems in line with Stock stems.

Here are some close-ups.  Love that lavender.

Here are some close-ups.  Love that lavender.

The 'seeds' on the Seeded Eucalyptus look like little acorns.

The 'seeds' on the Seeded Eucalyptus look like little acorns.

The lavender and white make a beautiful combination.

The lavender and white make a beautiful combination.

Simple and elegant, it is complete.  Enjoy!

Simple and elegant, it is complete.  Enjoy!