For a Wedding or Garden Party

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Spring Centerpiece

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 

Steps: 6  

Supplies:  

 

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. 

 

 These are the flowers you will use.

These are the flowers you will use.

 Pour 1 packet of flower food into the vase.

Pour 1 packet of flower food into the vase.

 Fill vase with water to 2 inches below rim.

Fill vase with water to 2 inches below rim.

 Put tape on vase in an X.  Then tape around the top of the vase.  Press down onto the edge.

Put tape on vase in an X.  Then tape around the top of the vase.  Press down onto the edge.

 Pull leaves off Huckelbery that will be below water line.

Pull leaves off Huckelbery that will be below water line.

 Place pieces of Huckelbery evenly around vase.  Add Lemon Leaf.

Place pieces of Huckelbery evenly around vase.  Add Lemon Leaf.

 Put Spray Roses in evenly. Group red roses in the back with tallest in center.

Put Spray Roses in evenly. Group red roses in the back with tallest in center.

 Add other roses to front.

Add other roses to front.

 Strip leaves off Coffee Bean that will be below water line.

Strip leaves off Coffee Bean that will be below water line.

 Add Coffee Bean.

Add Coffee Bean.

 Pull leaves off Dusty Miller below water line.  Add one to each side, hanging down.

Pull leaves off Dusty Miller below water line.  Add one to each side, hanging down.

 Fill in with wax flower.  Add New Zealand Tea Tree in the back.

Fill in with wax flower.  Add New Zealand Tea Tree in the back.

 Here's a birds eye view.

Here's a birds eye view.

 You are done.  Enjoy!

You are done.  Enjoy!