With Bear Grass and Tea Leaves all for $3.25

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Sunflowers in a Rectangular Vase

What you need:

  • 2 large Sunflowers (cut to 5 3/4 inches)
  • 3 Camellia stems with leaves (cut 8-10")
  • 2 small Tea Leaves (Aspidistra or Cast Iron Plant)
  • 1/4 bunch of Bear Grass 
  • Rectangular clear glass vase (purchase here)
  • 1 packet floral food (purchase here)

Tools:

Steps: 4

Flower Cost: $3.25

Rated: Easy Arrangement

This modern Sunflower arrangement is both easy and inexpensive.  It is visually interesting, because it gives the eye a lot to look at: the swirling shapes of the Bear Grass compressed into the rectangular glass vase, the curled and pierced Tea Leaf, the boat shaped Tea Leaf that the vase sits on, as well as the yellow petals of the large diameter sunflower that contrast in value with its velvety black center.

You get this great modern look all for $3.25, providing you use Camellia Leaves and Tea Leaves from your yard.  You can't beat that.  If you haven't planted Tea Leaves yet, you should.  I have them planted in the shade right outside my front door.  They are not easy to kill, just water them once a week.  Here's a link about how to grow them: https://www.plantopedia.com/aspidistra-elatior/                               If you'd like to plant camellias, here's a link about how to grow them:  https://www.todayshomeowner.com/how-to-grow-camellias/                                       Check out these rare camellias you can buy at Nuccio's Nurseries:  http://www.nucciosnurseries.com/                                                                                 Well, if you're ready to make this summer beauty, let's begin.

 

 Here's everything you need.

Here's everything you need.

 Add packet of floral food and fill with water up to 3 inches below rim.

Add packet of floral food and fill with water up to 3 inches below rim.

 Wash Bear Grass but don't get cut.  Trim off ends.

Wash Bear Grass but don't get cut.  Trim off ends.

 Wrap Bear Grass in a circle.

Wrap Bear Grass in a circle.

 Put grass in with it going horizontally.  Spread it out.

Put grass in with it going horizontally.  Spread it out.

 Pierce a Tea Leaf with it's stem about 5.5 inches from the tip.

Pierce a Tea Leaf with it's stem about 5.5 inches from the tip.

 Put pierced Tea Leaf on the left side of the vase.

Put pierced Tea Leaf on the left side of the vase.

 Put washed and dried off Camellia leaves to the right.

Put washed and dried off Camellia leaves to the right.

 Add a Sunflower to the right.

Add a Sunflower to the right.

 Add a Sunflower to the back.

Add a Sunflower to the back.

 Here's a close up of the Sunflower.

Here's a close up of the Sunflower.

 And of the pierced Tea Leaf.

And of the pierced Tea Leaf.

 Set the vase on the other Tea Leaf and you are done.  Enjoy!

Set the vase on the other Tea Leaf and you are done.  Enjoy!