Simple, sweet & just 5 minutes to put together. We are talking flowers today- and I am sharing more about this arrangement that I shared last week- along with a few tips for 5 minute garden gathered floral arrangements.
This weeks picks
Garden Roses, Hellebores, Peonies, Foxgloves & Allium & Salvia
1. Start with what is blooming
Whether you have roses or wildflowers in bloom- the first place to start is right outside in your own garden or yard. For this arrangement- I wandered the garden to see just what was ready to clip and bring indoors in the blooms. We had several peonies, garden roses, hellebores and foxgloves.
If you have wildflowers- clip several varieties of those- or if there are lilac or lavender blooms- you can clip those. See what inspires you and start there. For this – the first thing that inspired me were the peonies-and then I added those purple garden roses and Eden roses for a bit more romance.
2. Bring in a little wonky
Something tall or something that trails. Basically something that keeps your arrangement from looking too ‘perfect’ in shape. I love to have that character in florals- and for this-it was the foxglove & salvia arching over to one side and adding a different look that the other.
3. Add Something different
I clipped allium from the garden to tuck into this bouquet. Though- it was allium that had already bloomed. I love the shape of allium and the tiny bit of star blooms this one had left. Instead of leaving it in the garden- I decided to bring it in and use it. This could be a pop of yellow or vibrant blue that mingles with your other blooms- but stands out just a bit.
4. Thinking green
I don’t have any of my go – to store bought greens on hand at the moment- so I looked to see what was ‘green’ in the garden. I found mint coming in beautifully – and all clipped some of our green hellebores. The key here is to remember that adding those greens doesn’t always have to be a specific one for a floral arrangment. There are so many leafy green plants and evergreens that grow on repeat all year long that are perfect for using. Another garden favorite right now are ferns- we have natural ferns popping up that are ideal for adding.
5. Use a cup or small jar as a vase
Sometimes those garden offerings will be much larger than others depending on the time of year and what is in bloom. And sometimes- those blooms have short stems that won’t keep long in a larger arrangement. I clip them anyway- one of my favorite things to use for those dainty short stemmed blooms are mini mason jars or a small coffee cup. This blue and white cup is perfect for these small smooshy purple roses- I don’t mind the roses when they are wilting- these smell so wonderful even after they start wilting and I love the drop of petals and romance they bring.
I hope this helps break down this arrangement & gives you ideas for creating your next gathered florals. Next time- will choose different flowers and greens that are blooming to show how to incorporate some of those herbs and blooming herbs in a bouquet as well.
Happy Wednesday all.