With David Austin roses, and tulips

A Vase You Can Eat

A Vase You Can Eat

What you need:  

  • 1 bunch of purple tulips (cut 10 inches)
  • 9 yellow David Austin roses (cut 10 inches)
  • 1 large red cabbage 
  • an 8 oz. tapered glass
  • 3 pieces 18 gauge floral wire cut into thirds

Supplies:

  • wire cutters
  • a serrated knife
  • a glass jar with the mouth slightly larger than the glass that will go inside the cabbage
  • a bowl
  • garden shears

Steps: 4

Cost:  $30

Rated: Medium Difficulty

This is the second post in a Series called "Getting Ready for Spring".  Cabbage vases are all the rage.  They are colorful, unique and a great way to showcase your flowers.  As we are getting ready for spring, tulips are now in bloom.  These tulips were large and particularly colorful with yellow stamens.  They opened up beautifully.  One word of caution however, once you place the tulip stems, don't try to rearrange them, as they break easily.  The yellow David Austin roses came from the farmers' market and were stunning.  For instructions on wiring the roses see:  http://www.floristinyou.com/prep   The yellow in the roses is a great contrast to the purple of the tulips and cabbage.  They are complimentary colors, meaning they are opposite each other on a color wheel.

Once you have your flowers and supplies, let's get going.  Spring is coming you know.

 

Your supplies.

Your supplies.

Take a jar with a mouth slightly larger than the tapered glass and cut around its edges.

Take a jar with a mouth slightly larger than the tapered glass and cut around its edges.

Cut deeper with a serrated knife 

Cut deeper with a serrated knife 

Cut and twist knife to get cabbage out.

Cut and twist knife to get cabbage out.

OK, this cabbage is ready for coleslaw. 

OK, this cabbage is ready for coleslaw. 

Insert 8 ounce tapered glass.

Insert 8 ounce tapered glass.

Fill with water to 2 inches below rim.

Fill with water to 2 inches below rim.

Measure length of tulip with eye.

Measure length of tulip with eye.

Cut tulips and place 5 in cabbage.

Cut tulips and place 5 in cabbage.

Wire roses.  Add first rose to right bottom.

Wire roses.  Add first rose to right bottom.

Add next 2 roses and fill with tulips.  Repeat roses on sides.

Add next 2 roses and fill with tulips.  Repeat roses on sides.

The David Austin roses are lusious.

The David Austin roses are lusious.

The cabbage looks like gathered satin.

The cabbage looks like gathered satin.

A great color combo, violet and yellow accented with bright green.

A great color combo, violet and yellow accented with bright green.

Voila.  You're done.  Enjoy!

Voila.  You're done.  Enjoy!