I’m not one to complain about New England winters, as it’s all I’ve ever known, but lately, I find myself craving spring. Big time. So I thought I’d take matters into my own hands and bring Spring into my home. The results? They’re absolutely beautiful. And just in case you’re feeling the winter blues as well, I decided to show you how you too can do the same!
Light and dark purple Clematis
Light purple sweet peas
Peach colored ranunculus
Queen anne’s lace
Foliage from my backyard
Prep your flowers by giving each stem a fresh cut at a 45 degree angle and removing all leaves that fall below the waterline. Remember, that leaves in the water create bacteria shortening the life of your arrangement.
I started by placing the foliage in the vessel to anchor the arrangement. The foliage is a good base.
Then added a few of the bigger blooms, in the case the larger queen anne’s lace and ranunculus. Once I felt the arrangement was taking on the shape that I liked, I started filling in using the sweet pea and clematis.