In case you weren’t already aware, three very important things are happening in the next week—Daylight Saving Time (YAS, sunlight!), St. Patrick’s Day, and the first day of spring. To celebrate this trifecta of seasonal splendor, we had Lisa Przystup of James’s Daughter Flowers craft a lovely arrangement inspired by the colors of the Irish flag. Find out how to make it yourself below!
David Austen roses
Floral foam or floral frog
Shallow bowl or vessel. We used this one from westelm.
1. Take your floral foam and submerge it in water until it sinks to the bottom—you can do this in the sink or even in a vase large enough to contain the foam.
2. Place it in the bowl or shallow vessel of your choice. Make sure the vessel is deep enough to hide the frog or foam. Start filling it out with your base greens (in this case, eucalyptus and ferns) forming a shape that builds up keeping in mind to establish a line that acts as the highest point of the arrangement. I used the eucalyptus to create a line to draw the eye upward and then added the ferns at the base of the arrangement to add width and drama.
3. Once you’ve created a base with the greens add some filler flowers and then start adding your blooms (here, orchids, roses, anemones, and poppies) making sure to vary height and placement for visual interest, which helps keep the eyes moving. It’s nice to try and create a high focal point with one of your statement blooms to draw the eye up, like I did here with the orchid.