By Harbour Bay Florist
Fall Arrangement Recipe:
2 stems bells of Ireland
3 stems mini green hydrangea
4 stems free spirit roses
2 stems merlot mums
2 stems yellow mums
3 stems crème stock
3 stems orange spray roses
3 stems yellow spray roses
3 stems bonsai eucalyptus
3 stems seeded eucalyptus
3 stems bupleurum
3 stems italian ruscus
2 pieces of curly willow
Step 1 -Prepare flowers and greens by removing all lower leaves from stems.
Step 2 -Add water to the vase and stop approximately two inches from the top to ensure no spillage when adding flowers and greenery.
Step 3 -Begin with greenery; create an armature structure by placing the greenery stems at an angle outward so the stems cross over forming a grid. Save some stems of bonsai eucalyptus and bupleurum to add finishing touches at the end.
Step 4 -Starting with the largest flower, mini green hydrangea, place it into vase so they form a triangle.
Step 5 -Create height and overall shape by adding long stems of bells of Ireland and cream stock.
Step 6 -Next add the free spirit, which is a gorgeous showstopping rose and should be placed as a focal flower. Then orange and yellow spray roses to bring vibrant color and add depth to your arrangement. Floral should always be placed on an angle for a full, voluminous look.
Step 7 -Add mums so they are on opposite sides of the vase building a round, full shape and
incorporating color around the vase. Remember to angle stems outward to construct your shape.
Step 8 -Add finishing touches of curly willow and fall leaves and reserved bonsai eucalyptus and bupleurum from step three to balance out your arrangement and enhance the overall autumnal look.