• Floral Workshop ~ A Winter Palette

    Posted on January 28, 2013 by in Amazing flower pairings, Bringing the garden inside, DIY home and garden craft projects
    Winter Palette Arrangement http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/floral-workshop-a-winter-palette/

    Winter Palette Arrangement

    Nearing the end of January and all gardeners are yearning for flowers and green plants. Leave it to Emily Smith to dream up a beautiful arrangement to satisfy and do away with the cabin fever in all of us! For this Delaware Center for Horticulture workshop, Emily put together more muted toned flowers in a birch bark container. But, not to worry, bright accents of dogwood and terra-cotta rose give it just the right touch of color. For this round arrangement you will need:

      • 3 stems each of white spray roses, wax flowers, peach carnations, hypericum berries, protea and terra-cotta roses
      • greens to your liking ~ variegated pittsporum and juniper
      • a birch bark container with a waterproof lining
      • floral oasis cut to fit & soaked for 1 hour in water
      • 3 branches of colored dogwood
      • burlap ribbon & pinecones
    protea

    protea

    terra-cotta rose

    terra-cotta rose

    wax flowers

    wax flowers

    white spray roses & peach carnations

    white spray roses & peach carnations

    hypericum berries

    hypericum berries

    Materials selected and ready to go!

    Materials selected and ready to go!

    Emily’s method is pretty foolproof. She cuts the oasis, inserts it into her container and trims the top at a slant. The oasis trimmings are inserted in the oasis container to help stabilize it. Next, greens are added all over the container (her rule of thumb is to not exceed 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container). Larger flowers are placed next (roses and protea) followed by the smaller blooms (spray roses and wax flowers). Last of all, add the accents (dogwood branches & pinecones) and a burlap bow if desired.

    Water thoroughly and you’ll have a lovely touch of nature to brighten your home during these winter days. Make one yourself or sign up for one of Emily’s classes at the DCH!

    Emily removes the first few outer petals on each rose to freshen them up.

    Emily removes the first few outer petals on each rose to freshen them up.

    Emily demonstrates cutting the floral oasis.

    Emily demonstrates cutting the floral oasis.

    Emily and her creation

    Emily and her creation

    finished demonstration arrangement

    finished demonstration arrangement

    Winter Palette Arrangement http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/floral-workshop-a-winter-palette/

    Winter Palette Arrangement

Comments are closed.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers