Flower Arranging – Connecticut in Style
Last weekend we spent Easter with some dear friends and I wanted to bring the host and hostess a floral arrangement that I knew would go well in their newly renovated all-white kitchen with marble counter tops. I got all the flowers at Whole Foods (they have a really impressive selection of flowers) and since tulips are in abundance this time of year, I started with coral colored tulips as the inspiration. I’ve learned that you need A LOT of flowers to make a beautiful arrangement, so I added coral and white roses and white snapdragons. For a pop of chartreuse, I found some mums that added some interest. With so many gorgeous flowers to choose from, it is hard to walk away with only a few varieties, but I’ve found that sticking to 3 colors results in a more elegant display. Arranging flowers is really easy, and I promise, you don’t a secret agent decoder ring! Here are step-by-step photos to making a beautiful floral arrangement every time.
You’ll need 4-5 bunches of flowers, a vase filled with water, oasis (wet floral foam) and a pair of sharp kitchen shears.
Cut the oasis to the correct size to fit snugly in the vase. I wanted to start with the coral roses near the bottom of the arrangement so I estimated how much of the stem I need to cut off.
I spaced the roses out evenly, inserting the stems into the oasis.
I added the white snapdragons.
Then the tulips – I trimmed only a small amount from the stem because I wanted them to flop a bit.
Next I added the mums, these grow in clusters and I kept the clusters together to have more impact.
I added the white roses last because I wanted them to be towards the top of the arrangement.
Here is the final product!