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Learn How to Create Patriotic Floral Arrangements

Hurrah for the red, white, and blue!  Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Veteran’s Day are all great opportunities to create red, white, and blue patriotic arrangements.

I have chosen two containers.  One is a salt glaze jar.  The other is a white crackle pot.  For flowers, I have chosen red roses, white miniature carnations, and stems of greenery.

For tools and accessories, I have chosen a block of oasis, a knife, a pair of floral clippers, a pair of sharp scissors to cut ribbon, two types of ribbon, and two small flags.

Since the flowers and greens are thoroughly hydrated, let’s start with the white crackle pot.  The empty white pot is six and one half inches tall and six inches wide.  The pot holds one half block of oasis perfectly!

I used five stems of white mini carnations, six red roses, and eight stems of greenery.  For accessories, I used two small American flags.

Start by creating a focal point near the rim of the pot.  Cluster several white mini carnations near the rim of the pot close to a red rose.  The last step is to add the two small flags at the top. The finished white pot is twelve inches in width and sixteen inches in height.

Next, is the empty salt glaze pitcher, which is seven and one quarter inches tall and five inches wide.  The pitcher does not need oasis, just water.  It also uses five stems of white mini carnations, six stems of red roses, and eight stems of greenery.  Create the design the same way as the previous design.  Create a focal point by tying the red, white, and blue ribbon around the rim of the salt glaze jar.  The finished pitcher design is twelve inches in height and eleven inches in width.

Be a patriot by trying your hand at creating a red, white, and blue floral arrangement!

by Evelyn Kinville, Behnke’s Garden Blogger

Stephanie Fleming

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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