Happy Monday friends! I'm certainly glad that it is Monday and that last week is behind us. We had a fairly traumatic week with some family members needing hospital/emergency care, as well as our dog being hit by a car. All are recovering - which is a great blessing - and I am looking forward to a better week. Today's post is not just color series focused, but I also wanted to show how to arrange an asymmetric piece in a relatively shallow vessel. I continue to see florists using floral foam for these types of arrangements, which I try to avoid given that it contains toxic ingredients and is non-biodegradable. It is certainly easier to use foam, but the same results can be achieved using a kenzan/spiky frog. If you've been using foam, pick up a few kenzans and give it a try. And as always, I love pedestal vases, so here we have yet another pedestal vessel!
Flowers: fuchsia, dahlia, castor oil fruit, spray rose, coralberry, any type of vine leaves
Place the kenzan in the center of the vessel.
Begin by placing the fuchsia and the vine stems, securing them into the frog, as they are top heavy in a shallow vessel.
Add the castor oil fruit in the center leaning a little to the side.
Add the spray roses throughout the arrangement - front and back as it is a centerpiece and you want to ensure that it looks nice from all directions.
Now, add the dahlias.
Finally, add the coralberry for some lovely texture!
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood