Winter Styling: Muted Amaryllis

Amaryllis is one my absolute favorite winter holiday flowers. As soon as they are available at the market, I just can't seem to be able to keep my hands off of them (as will be evident by the multiple upcoming flower arrangements on this blog). They come in such beautiful shades, and add a unique richness to floral arrangements. With today's post, I had a soft color palette in mind and wanted to create an arrangement which was muted in color but still reminiscent of a holiday theme. I used this great Pottery Barn tuscan urn for it's texture and rustic style.

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Flowers: amaryllis, euphorbia, rose, ranunculus, eucalyptus, autumn foliage Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Begin by placing the eucalyptus and autumn foliage inside the urn Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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Add the euphorbia. I really like these flowers - they add a unqiue look to the arrangement. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Can you believe that this is a rose? Yes, it is! I found these lovely (looking and smelling) green-eyed yellow garden roses at one of my favorite vendors at the flower mart - Torchio Nursery. They always have such an amazingly unique selection. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the roses (you don't need that many) and make sure that they are visible amongst the foliage. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Now add the ranunculus. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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And finally, add the amaryllis! I have only used two stems, but each stem has 3-4 flowers, so it looks full and beautiful. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood

Lush Garden Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are a lovely and versatile flower. Not only do the buds come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they have amazing color variation, as well as the ability for individual varieties to change color throughout the growing season. They are a staple of floral design for many, many florists. I thought it would be fun to use some green-colored hydrangea (with a pinkish tinge) to put a large arrangement together in a relatively small vessel. In this DIY, I have used a lot of greens to complement the grandeur of the hydrangeas, and of course, garden roses are a must with any lush floral arrangement!

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Flowers: green foliage (any type), hydrangea, spray roses, garden roses Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Begin with the green foliage Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the hydrangea. If you don't want to have an asymmetric arrangement, you can put them all around the vase. I like asymmetry, and so filled one side of the vase only. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the spray roses in between the hydrangea Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

And add garden roses and more spray roses where there are any empty spaces Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I love the natural look and colors of this arrangement. When I think of a garden floral piece, this combination truly fits the mold! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood