Usually peonies are nowhere to be found around the flower mart in December, but I have been able to find them quite frequently these days due to Southern Hemisphere imports. It was a true delight, however, when I found these tree peonies along with the loveliest bunch of clementines at Garcia Greens the other day (by the way, I'am a great fan of Mr. Garcia, he's the sweetest). I decided that I wanted to combine some flowers that are not traditionally used together, and I don't think I have ever seen mistletoe and peonies in an arrangement together (all the more reason for me to do one right?). In addition, the hellebores in my garden have been gifting me with lovely flowers, so of course I incorporated them into my arrangement as well.
Flowers: peony, carnation, hellebore, mistletoe, orchid, ranunculus, clementine
Begin by placing the floral frog in the bottom center of the vase. The frog is mainly needed for the clementine branches.
Arrange the clementines throughout the vase.
Add the mistletoe (or whatever winter berries you can find).
Continue by arranging the ranunculus.
I know I have said this before but carnations are so underestimated - can you believe the color of these? I love them, and they last forever!
Place the carnations where there is space without squeezing them so that their fluffy texture remains unhidden.
Can you believe this peony? So very lovely!
Finally, add the peonies - I added just three.
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood