With Roses, Mums, Ilex Berries, Calla Lilies and Eucalyptus Leaves

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

What you need:

  • 3 large yellow Roses (cut 6-8 inches)
  • 1 white David Austin Rose (cut 6 inches)
  • 1 white Rose for the back (cut 6 inches)
  • 2 stems Ilex Berries (cut 13 inches)
  • 5 pieces Jasmine Vine (cut 5.5-13 inches)
  • 1 bunch yellow Button Mums (7-12 inches)
  • 1 bunch burgundy Mums (cut 8-11 inches)
  • 1 bunch short stem Calla Lilies (9-12.5 inches)
  • 1/2 bunch Eucalyptus Leaves (6-10.5 inches)
  • 1 silver cup
  • half a dozen 18 gauge floral wire
  • handful of Spanish Moss  (found here)
  •  1/2" clear waterproof tape  (found here
  • packet of floral food  (found here)
  • 1/2 wet pack floral brick (found here)

Supplies Used:

  • sharp pruning shears (found here)
  • wire cutters
  • a produce knife

Steps: 10

Rated: Intermediate Arrangement

This arrangement has a bit of tradition with the silver cup and tray, with a modern twist as the arrangement is asymmetrical.  It pairs the dark burgundy of the season with yellow and green and the berries provide a little splash of orange.  Your eye moves left to right on a diagonal and back around again.  The lacy Eucalyptus Leaves accentuate the diagonal lines in the arrangement, and the curly twisting Jasmine Vine that I cut from my fence gives a few surprise turns.  Silver makes us think of time and tradition, our mothers and grandmothers.  This is a happy mix of flowers.

Most of the flowers are from the market.  The white David Austin Rose, however, is from my garden...yeah, the bareroot rose I planted in the spring survived and bloomed.  If you have your flowers, cup, foam and tools I will show you all the steps below.  Are you ready?

 

Here are your mums, Calla Lilies, Ilex Berries, and Eucalyptus Leaves, wooden turkey, silver cup, foam, and tools.

Here are your mums, Calla Lilies, Ilex Berries, and Eucalyptus Leaves, wooden turkey, silver cup, foam, and tools.

And here are your large yellow roses and white David Austin Rose.

And here are your large yellow roses and white David Austin Rose.

put 1/2 packet of floral food into water

put 1/2 packet of floral food into water

Fit wet pack foam into cup and pour water in until it won't accept any more.

Fit wet pack foam into cup and pour water in until it won't accept any more.

Wipe rim dry.  Make a grid with waterproof tape.

Wipe rim dry.  Make a grid with waterproof tape.

Let the tape extend 1/4 over lip of the cup.

Let the tape extend 1/4 over lip of the cup.

Insert half a dozen Eucalyptus leaves.

Insert half a dozen Eucalyptus leaves.

Insert 1 Ilex stem  on right at 45 degrees, 1 on the left almost horizontal.  Insert Jasmine Vine.

Insert 1 Ilex stem  on right at 45 degrees, 1 on the left almost horizontal.  Insert Jasmine Vine.

Insert shorter Jasmine on sides and in back.  Insert mums, shorter on left to tallest on right.

Insert shorter Jasmine on sides and in back.  Insert mums, shorter on left to tallest on right.

Insert yellow Button Mums, shorter on left graduating to tallest on right.

Insert yellow Button Mums, shorter on left graduating to tallest on right.

Add roses.  Back:1 yellow rose , 1 white rose lower.  wire Calla Lilies, insert.

Add roses.  Back:1 yellow rose , 1 white rose lower.  wire Calla Lilies, insert.

Add Eucalyptus Leaves to left and to right on an angle.  Fill in with mums

Add Eucalyptus Leaves to left and to right on an angle.  Fill in with mums

Detail of mums and Ilex Berries.

Detail of mums and Ilex Berries.

Detail Calla Lily, Jasmine and Roses.

Detail Calla Lily, Jasmine and Roses.

The burgundy Calla Lily appears to be singing.

The burgundy Calla Lily appears to be singing.

A wooden Turkey nestles in the mums.

A wooden Turkey nestles in the mums.

Yellow and violet are complimentary colors on the color wheel.

Yellow and violet are complimentary colors on the color wheel.

The wooden turkey sits on a bed of Spanish Moss.

The wooden turkey sits on a bed of Spanish Moss.

Here's a bird's eye view.  Make sure to fill in any holes with mums.

Here's a bird's eye view.  Make sure to fill in any holes with mums.

You are done.  Enjoy!

You are done.  Enjoy!