• Happy Thanksgiving ~ Make a cornucopia of fresh fruit & flowers for a centerpiece!

    Posted on November 18, 2012 by in Bringing the garden inside, DIY home and garden craft projects

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    Emily Smith does it again! Her most recent floral arranging workshop at the Delaware Center for Horticulture was a big hit with the class, creating fresh fruit and flower Thanksgiving cornucopias. Wonderful materials were available : radishes, pears, lady apples, greens (including sage leaves, seeded eucalyptus and cedar), snapdragons, mini-carnations, roses, mums, hypericum and sunflowers.

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    My finished cornucopia ready for the Thanksgiving table!

    The basic steps are quite easy:

    1. Use a rectangular base and place wetted oasis in it firmly.
    2. Place the base into the basket cornucopia so you can see all sides as you work.
    3. Fix the large leaves and a few greens in to start, then the tall flowers and fruit (supported by bamboo skewers)
    4. Now add in the smaller flowers and additional greens to your liking.

    The whole class was pleased that each of us went home with a professional looking, abundantly filled cornucopia for our Thanksgiving dining tables. And… each arrangement was as individual as its maker, some full, some smaller and tighter, and all beautiful! Here is the picture “how to”:

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    materials all gathered

    fall mums

    hypericum

    colorful roses

    mini-carnations

    golden sunflowers

    tall snapdragons

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    fruits & vegetables to add interest to the arrangement

    seeded eucalyptus

    Emily demonstrating the arranging steps

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    finished and ready to take home

    Emily Smith, DCH floral workshop presenter and her creation!

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