what you need:
- 2 white hydrangeas
- 8 large candy cane roses
- 8 large pink roses
- 2 seeded eucalyptus stems
- 2 Dragon Wing Pink Begonias
- a few pink wax flower buds
- 1 stamped glass candy dish 7"H x 6" Diam.
- 1 block wet pack floral foam
- 1 produce knife
- 18 gauge floral wire (6 pieces)
Rated: Intermediate Arrangement
Housed in a clear blue vintage candy dish, this delicate arrangement makes a perfect centerpiece. The blue candy dish is nicely offset by the pink and white of the roses, and the lacy green seeded eucalyptus. The Dragon Wing Pink Begonias anchor each end of the arrangement like a pair of drop ear-rings.
Get out Mom's blue pressed glass candy dish, or go treasure hunting at the 2nd hand stores. You can grow the Dragon Wing Pink Begonias in the shade of your garden, then take a snip or two as needed. The hydrangeas give it volume and shape as well as an accent color.
As you place the hydrangeas and roses in this arrangement, they form a sphere starting from the base of the candy dish. If you can image the entire arrangement forming a triangle, the Dragon Wing Pink Begonias form the bottom vertices or points of a triangle. The horizontal proportions follow the Greek rule known as the "Golden Mean," a ratio of 1/3 to 2/3rds. That is, the candy dish takes up 1/3 of the width of the arrangement.