Unique Vessels: Floral Bird Bath

In my opinion there is nothing more representative of spring than the combination of a bird bath and flowers. When I saw this beautiful bowl at Pottery Barn the other day, I knew that I wanted to create a garden centerpiece in it. The jasmine in my garden is currently in full bloom; not only is it beautiful, but every time I walk through my garden I am greeted with the most amazing aroma - one that brings me back to spring at my grandmother's home when I was a little girl. This arrangement would be perfect for a spring wedding, an easter centerpiece, or just a lovely table centerpiece for yourself to add some beauty to your kitchen or dining table!

I wanted to create a truly lush garden in this bird bath, so I used what was blooming in my garden (camellia and jasmine), and paired them with some other spring beauties from the San Francisco Flower Mart.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

A little spring floral guide! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

For this arrangement I used a kenzan (pin frog) as the bird bath is very shallow and the stems would not have stayed inside the water on their own. Place the kenzan in the center of the bowl and begin arranging the flowers by pushing the stems between the pins. I started with the jasmine and camellia first and then added the geranium.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the sweet peas and climbing rose. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the freesia. This spring freesia is quite something - it is bigger and lovelier than I have ever seen! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the parrot tulips. They add a beautiful grace to the arrangement hanging down from the bowl next to the jasmine. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the peonies in the front where they can show themselves off. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

I arranged my flowers off to one side of the bowl so that the pretty bird wouldn't get completely lost in the arrangement. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood Footed Bird Bath Serve Bowl available at Pottery Barn

Spring Floral Cutting Board

Going to the flower mart for me is like a child going to a candy shop. I find myself lusting over all of the new flowers and plants available that day. In this post I have put together a guide to some of my favorites from early spring to share with you. tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Sometimes a great statement can be made by keeping it simple. Rather than making one or two mixed floral arrangements, I decided to use these spring beauties to create complimentary clusters in some vintage vases. By arranging them in this way, you can see the splendor of the individual varieties.

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I really love these checkered lilies - they are such a perfect reminder that spring is here and they are simply gorgeous.

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What are some of your favorite spring flowers?

All photography by Angie Cao