Showing you how to use one basic container to show off many different flower arrangements throughout the year!
It’s time to show you another variation of my “Arrangement of the Month” feature.
Here’s a QUICK REVIEW of my first two lessons:
The 2 containers I selected:
A terra cotta pot from OSH @ $6.99 and a low rectangular embossed metal container a friend was giving away.
Month #1: I bought a six-pack of tall purple stock starts,
and here they are, in my containers ~ showing off as two completely different displays:
Month #2: I bought 3 luscious pink cyclamen plants @ $3.99,
and here they are in the very same containers:
Month #3: This time I’m using the fabulous Gerbera daisy, a very colorful and popular flower, to once again transform my two plain containers. I bought 4 pots in the garden section at Walmart for $3.89 each ~ and look at the dramatic and cheerful show they put on. You’ll be able to enjoy their company close-up for at least a couple of weeks, then plant them outdoors and they’ll continue to thrive.
Note: I love that the embossed flower designs on the metal pot mirror the live daisies! I didn’t plan it, but Serendipity did.
Now I’ll show you these containers “dressed up” and accessorized on different table coverings — where they become not just flowers in a pot, but a whole thoughtfully designed composition…
In this photo, I’ve placed the planted tin container on top of a simple, brightly striped napkin I found at Pier 1 Imports.
I love that the stripe colors match the flower colors! Notice how one simple accessory – just a table napkin here! – can make a HUGE difference in how your creation looks.
Next, I placed the planted round urn on a beautiful lace tablecloth and added two pottery candlesticks from World Market. I love the contrast between the elegant lace, the rough-textured pot and the gorgeous, sunny, unpretentious Gerbera daisies.
Note: You’ve seen me using these candlesticks often in previous posts ~ proving that accessories can be very versatile, too!
Look again at those 4 little Gerbera daisy plants in their plain pots from the nursery section at Walmart ~
It’s hard to believe their amazing transformation! So EASY, so INEXPENSIVE, so much FUN!!
The container, the flowers, the table coverings ~ everything works together in harmony to create a beautiful composition ~ and YOU did it!
As I always say, Keep the DETAILS in mind, add a few extra touches and your floral displays will go from “pretty” to “pretty fabulous!”
Preview of My Next Class:
Coming up: More on those gorgeous Gerbera daisies ~ this time as cut flowers, how I’ve used them in wedding bouquets, and what you need to know about using them in your own arrangements.