Saturday, May 17, 2008

Centerpiece

So today, lets make a centerpiece. It is really simple. All if the flowers that I am using are perennials. Meaning, they come back every year. I love planting perennials because they always give back, and really do not take that much skill. Just water, and a little bit of fertilizer. Visit your local friendly nursery and as questions. I also like to drive around neighborhoods and see what is thriving in there yards. That is a good indication , and it is a great way to see what others have done and get ideas. Let`s get started.
This is an old box. I think I used them when I had the flowers stands. I had two left over. I used one block of oasis. That is that green spongy thing in the center. I soaked it in water overnight, and i lined the box with plastic.

I cut the stems really short. There is not method to my madness. The only tip I can give is when you place the stems in the oasis, place then towards the center. Imagine a little ball in middle of the oasis, and point the end of the stem towards that. It makes it more natural looking. Like it is growing.


I used lilac, viburnum, tulips, salvia, geranium, euphorbia, and columbine. I used the foliage from the flowers to cover up the oasis.



Ta DA...
Now you probably think, I couldn't do that. Well. you can. It is not that hard. You can use whatever is growing in your yard. I know it is spring, and there has to be something blooming. Even just a pretty foliage centerpiece would be cool. Pansy's would be cute too.



8 comments:

Lisa Gallup said...

Sooooo pretty!! THanks for sharing your expertise!! I think I could do this! :):)

Deb said...

Gorgeous Julie! Love the wooden container and your deck is so pretty. I've passed on a "blog award" to you 'cause yours is one of my favourites:-}
Hope you are having a great weekend.

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Jenn said...

Absolutely BEEEAUTIFUL Julie!! I could sit and stare at this all day long:) Happy Sunday to you!!! xox...jenn

bridgmanpottery said...

that's really lovely, julie!

Kari & Kijsa said...

That is fabulous...love the container!

Hope you have a great week!

smiles, kari & kijsa

LoRi said...

Hi Julie!! It was great running into you at Target. Your creations are amazing, inspiring and gorgeous!!

Amy@Fiancé Meeting You Here said...

I had some of these photos saved from another site and didn't find your blog until today via snippet and ink. I am amazed and can't wait to read the rest of your blog!

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