For a Wedding or Garden Party
What you need:
- 3 red Roses (cut 2 at 11 inches, 1 at 11.5")
- 1 white Rose (cut 11 inches)
- 1 blush Rose (cut 11 inches)
- 3 pink Spray Roses (cut 10 inches)
- 2 blush Coffee Beans (Hypericum)cut 11"
- 2 white Coffee Beans (Hypericum)cut 11"
- 1 Huckleberry Stem (cut 4 pieces at14 inches)
- 1-2 Lemon Leaf Stems (cut 2-4 pieces 11.5")
- 1 white Wax flower Stem (cut into 11" lengths)
- 1 New Zealand Tea Tree stem (cut into 11" lengths)
- 2 Dusty Miller stems (cut about 14 inches)
- short cylindar vase
- small garden shears (found here) or regular garden shears (found here)
- a packet of flower food (purchase here)
- 1/2 inch clear waterproof floral tape (purchase here)
Rated: Easy Arrangement
It is spring in Southern California and a perfect time for weddings or garden parties. This centerpiece was made for a wedding that I worked on with my friend, Darlene Tafua, who does flowers for weddings and events in Pasadena, CA: http://www.flowersbydarlene.blogspot.com/
The weather now in Southern California is not too hot and the roses have been blooming for about a week. This spring centerpiece, with its relaxed lacy feel, is made from a mixed variety of roses, with Coffee Beans, Wax Flower, New Zealand Tea Tree, some greens and Dusty Miller. The Dusty Miller was cut right from the garden. The roses, Lemon Leaf and New Zealand Tea Tree were not cut from the garden, but you could make this arrangement with garden cuttings. You would only have to buy the Coffee Beans. Here's an interesting tidbit about the New Zealand Tea Tree: It got its name when Captain Cook made tea with it's leaves to avoid getting scurvy. Here's a link to read more about it: https://www.thespruce.com/new-zealand-tea-tree-growing-tips-3269176
Well if you have your flowers and supplies, let's begin shall we.