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Big-Impact Birthday Bouquet

In Easy Elegance, In the Garden on November 24, 2017 at 1:25 pm

 

KikuFlowersHappy Birthday to all my Scorpio friends! Not only do I love November but my daughter’s birthday also happens to fall in this month. So, I made her this lovely floral bouquet featuring chrysanthemums, which to me are synonymous with fall but are also the birth flower for November babies.

Those of you who have your local florist on speed dial, simply phone your order in. The rest of us can head to the grocery store, yes you heard right! Stroll right past those pre-made grocery store bouquets with the garish dyed flowers in neon colours and discover your other options. Choose a few flowers you love – here I found two types of mums and a freesia in the same colour family and voilà – a beautiful bouquet.

Once I got the three bundles home, I cut the stem of each flower on an angle and then arranged them freestyle in a large container. For these types of arrangements, try to vary the heights and keep turning your vase so it remains balanced looking with no visible “holes.” Another suggestion, if you prefer something more angular, you could also have made circles using the same flower for each ring in various heights – think three-tiered flower cake. A visible feast for the eyes!

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