I’m always in search of a good pedestal vase, and so when the lovely people over at Williams-Sonoma Home invited me to choose one of their products to work with, I jumped at the opportunity and found myself just the perfect vessel – this Classic Glass Hurricane. I decided to create a lush, garden-style arrangement in one, and I even did a little DIY step-by-step to show you how to do it on your own. After all, it’s been a while since I did a DIY blog post.
I pretty much used whatever I had in my garden – which at this time of year is quite a lot! All of my roses are in bloom, and the plum and apple trees are filled with lovely fruitful branches.
Flowers: hydrangea, rose, peony, passion vine, foxglove, ranunculus, allium, sweet pea
Begin with the branches. Try to keep the branches as long as you can – without them falling out of the vase – to create a flowing effect.
Add some of the longer-stemmed roses throughout the arrangement. Keep the shorter ones for the front of the arrangement as focal flowers.
These Koko Lokos here are at various stages of their beauty. I have 3 bushes in my garden and I’m in LOVE!
Another beautiful specimen in the garden which has my heart is this beautiful shade of foxglove – it perfectly compliments the Koko Lokos, and it’s a great flower to use to give height and asymmetry to your arrangement.
I did save one of my favorite roses as my focal piece. It is big, aromatic, and the color is amazing.
Add the allium and passion vine at the end and your arrangement is done!
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood
Photography by Nathan Underwood