Winter Styling: Lily and Hydrangea

Hi friends! I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas. My family and I took a road trip to Texas to visit my husband's sisters, and we have been having a lovely time. Among the three sets of parents we have 11 children and it is such a joy to watch them play and have so much fun together. I figured I should share my last holiday DIY for this season before the new year, and say "adieu" to all the reds, greens, and whites for 2013.

When I found these big, beautiful red peonies at the market, I had to use them for a winter arrangement. I mixed them with some camellia buds from my garden, red nerine lilies, and the beautiful lacecap hydrangea as a touch of white.

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Flowers: peony, carnation, nerine lily, ornamental pepper foliage, hydrangea, and camellia Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

I used a floral frog with this arrangement as the vessel is pretty shallow and some of the branches are pretty large. Using a floral frog to secure things makes it a little easier. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Begin with the camellia. Secure the stems inside the sharp needles on the frog. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the pepper foliage. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the nerines in between the camellia. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

On the same side, add the carnations. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Now, add the peonies where there is empty space. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

And finally, add the lacecap hydrangea for a lovely touch of white. I love this hydrangea, it is so beautiful. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood