What you need:
- 6 - 7 large white camellia blooms (cut stems as long as possible) You could substitute Peonies.
- 2 longer stems (14 inches long) with leaves for sides of vase
- 5 stems with leaves 12 inches long (for greening the vase)
- 1 bag flat clear marbles
- oval vase (found here)
- 1.5 inch wide green ribbon (I used a linen ribbon)
Rated: Easy Arrangement
This is the 7-up version of the colorful Camellias & Berries arrangement. See: http://www.floristinyou.com/camelliasandberries
Camellias were first cultivated in China and Japan and the camellia became known to Europeans as the "Japanese Rose". The first camellias were brought to England in 1739 and then brought to America in 1797, when they were planted in New Jersey. By the 1840's they became very fashionable.
Camellias are blooming right now in Southern California. In my garden I have the red camellias used in the Camellias and Berries arrangement (link above) and these large decorative white camellias with their long fringe like golden stamens.
The white camellias with the clear marbles and the glass vase give this a clean, crisp look. You can buy a vase like this (click here) This arrangement is easy. Grab your garden sheers and let's begin.