I love the fresh look of budding leaves at this time of year, so I have chosen to work with containers in shades of green. One is aqua green and the other is a pair of miniature green “Wellington” boots…thus the whimsy.
My choice of flowers for the aqua container is pale green hydrangeas. For the “Wellies,” my choice for flowers is a combination of pink tulips and blue iris.
The flowers are fully hydrated after soaking for 45 minutes so let’s start the design process. No Oasis is needed. Both of the containers are glazed inside and out, so no liners are necessary. The tools and accessories used include a floral clippers and a faux bird’s nest with faux blue robin’s eggs.
Let’s start with the aqua container. The empty container measures five and a half inches high and four and a half inches wide at the top. I used five pale green hydrangeas and five pieces of budding greens. I formed a focal point by clustering three hydrangeas with the bird’s nest. The finished height is fourteen and a half inches high and the finished width is twelve inches.
Next comes the ceramic Wellies. The empty green Wellies container measures five inches tall and four and a half inches wide, I clustered four pink tulips around one blue iris to form a focal point. The finished height is fourteen inches and the finished width is twelve inches.
Please try your hand at creating a whimsical floral arrangement and have a lot of fun with the experience!
by Evelyn Kinville, Behnke’s Garden Blogger