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Learn How to Create Easter Floral Designs

We all know that Easter is a religious holiday, but many of us still remember hunting for Easter eggs as children.  Sometimes they were boiled eggs decorated with pretty colors or designs.  Sometimes they were candy eggs.

Now that we are grown ups, we can appreciate beautiful flowers in shades of yellows and pinks and blues.

For flowers, I have chosen yellow daffodils, blue hydrangeas, and pink lilies.

For containers I have chosen two different baskets.  One has a handle and is a light straw color.  The other is made of darker split wood.

For tools and accessories, I have used floral clippers, a pair of sharp scissors, a glue gun and glue sticks, two glass liners, real egg shells, fuzzy chicks and yellow ribbon.  No Oasis is needed. The flowers are fully hydrated after standing in warm water for 45 minutes, so let’s start designing!

Starting with the straw color basket with a handle, I placed two glass liners side by side in the basket.  Next, I added two blue hydrangeas, one on each end of the basket for balance.  Then I added 1 stem of pink lilies.  The last step was the addition of a cluster of 3 yellow daffodils and a yellow satin bow.

The empty straw basket with a handle is 8½ inches high.  The sides of the empty basket are 5½ inches. The width is 8½ inches.  The height of the design is 12 inches.  The finished width is 14 inches.

It’s time to move on to the rectangular wood basket.  The length of the empty rectangular wood basket is 10½ inches, and the width of the rectangular basket is 5 and one half inches.  Again, no Oasis is needed, just water.

Start by placing two glass or plastic liners into the empty basket and adding water.  Next, place three lily blossoms near the front edge of the wood basket.  Fill the liners with 22 stems of daffodils (yes…22) and 3 stems of pink spray roses.

Hint…start heating up the glue gun and get out the egg shells and baby fuzzy chicks.  You will be creating a focal point.  When the glue is warm enough, squeeze the “trigger” and apply hot glue to the tiny little feet of the fuzzy baby chicks.  The finished height of the arrangement is 12 inches, and the finished width is 14 inches.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter and be sure to enjoy the baby chicks!

by Evelyn Kinville, Behnke’s Garden Blogger

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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