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.
Flowers: nectarines, garden roses
Begin by placing the nectarine branches (or other fruit you might find) in the vase since they are heavier.
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.
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood