Neighborhood Nectarines

If you've been reading my blog for a bit, you know that I have a large goldendoodle (Charlie) who needs to be walked at least once a day. Of course, even though we are a family of five, and Charlie is the family dog, walking him (and taking care of him in general), seem to be exclusively my job. As a result, I'm always out and about with him, scoping and checking out new fruits and blooms in our neighborhood. The other day, I discovered a lovely nectarine tree full of beautiful nectarines that no one had picked with some of its branches broken. So naturally, I cleaned things up, and brought the branches home to use in this country style arrangement. I mixed them with some garden roses from the yard and came up with a lovely centerpiece for our dinner table. After the roses wilted, we enjoyed the nectarines - which were so sweet and delicious.

Apart from the vase, I didn't have to spend a penny. If possible, use your neighborhood to your advantage when it comes to fresh flowers - there is generally something lovely to be found.

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I had previously purchased this lovely vase during one of my "great finds" trips to HomeGoods for $10 Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Flowers: nectarines, garden roses Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Begin by placing the nectarine branches (or other fruit you might find) in the vase since they are heavier. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Then arrange your flowers in between them, trying not to cover the fruit branches too much, but just enough so that the flowers fill any empty space. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood