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IN A VASE - Party Time

By Dyarnell @dyarnell
Last weekend we hosted the party that I had done 'practice vases' for in my previous post and here is a look at how the final flowers turned out.  The photos were taken a few days after the party, in other words don't be too harsh on some of the wilting blossoms.
IN A VASE - party timeTo achieve something different with a dozen white roses I cut them back to about 6 inches and placed them in a small bowl with water-absorbing florist's styrofoam.  The only greenery was the roses' leaves and the addition of just two daisy-like flowers provides a simple, off-center focus.
IN A VASE - party timeWhat could be simpler than spruce branches harvested from my own back yard and baby's breath?  An arrangement with a "wintery" feel for only $4!
IN A VASE - party timeFrom simple to very busy; this one certainly had an impact in the downstairs washroom where people were not expecting to see a grand floral arrangement, which is of course all the more reason to have one there.
Accents like white glittery palm fronds and silver pine cones combined with Asiatic Lilies and asters. The lilies I cut back to 6 inches and 'planted' their long spiky, flowerless stems to add some greenery. 'Waste-not, want-not' as the saying goes.
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