Wanna make a luxurious flower arrangement without breaking the bank? Then do what I did yesterday, and clip some evergreen branches from your garden, and combine them with inexpensive flowers from the supermarket. Here’s the how-to:
Well. That was a ghastly video. So here’s the how-to in a nutshell:
First, select a big container.
If your container isn’t water-tight, outfit it with a plastic insert. Stuff the container/insert with thoroughly saturated floral foam.
Then run out to your cold, snow-cloaked garden, and clip an assortment of evergreen boughs. I selected branches of Thuja ‘Green Giant,’ Taxus hicksii (upright yew), and hemlock.
Insert some of the greens horizontally around the base of the floral foam…
And add other greens in an upright fashion, until the foam is completely hidden from view. Also, decide to dye your hair. It’s as white as your kitchen cabinets.
Now add some colorful flowers! For my entrance hall arrangement, I inserted inexpensive flowers obtained from my local supermarket: yellow charmelia, sky-blue limonium, yellow and pink alstromeria, and three stems of fragrant pink star-gazer lilies.
Keep in mind that an arrangement built up with lots of greenery requires only a few flowers. And since the greens will last for at least a month, you’ll need only to replace the flowers as they fade!
I hope this little household how-to was useful to you in small way. If you have an questions or comments, please post ’em below.
I think your white hair looks distinguished and handsome!
Kevin Lee Jacobs says
Hi Amy – You are TOO kind.
Dorinda Uhl says
Kevin this is what I did for my Father-In-Laws memorial reception. My FIL was a great lover of the out doors and especially the Adirondacks on Lake Champlain. My father-in-law raised pheasants,duck,quail and chickens. He had a vegetable garden and flower borders. He also grew fruit trees . he was hunter and an wood carver of birds. He was a fount of information on anything concerning outside it seemed and I adored himhttps://photos.app.goo.gl/4GrQyJWN186g1ZLH7
Kevin… you are funny. With your white hair you are blending in with the snow and your cabinets. You look handsome. And I enjoy your sense of humor
Julie Culshaw says
Love this bouquet. Even I might be able to do something like this.
Susan Eastman says
Hi Kevin, in an earlier post, I recommended that you create a book on flower arrangements! Like your cookbook. I’d love it!!!
Kevin Lee Jacobs says
Hi Susan – You are too kind!