Wednesday, April 7, 2010

an indoor flower garden

Remember what I said about sticking to one color when you arrange flowers? Well, scratch that. (Kinda.)

Although choosing monochromatic flowers is a no-fuss way to make a centerpiece, another one of my favorite ways to use flowers is to do the opposite: choose one type of flower in many different colors. I like to place each stem in a clear glass container, then cluster the vases together to create a garden-like effect. Stick to one type of bloom that comes in a rainbow of hues. Roses, ranunculus, daisies, tulips, and calla lillies are a few good options. Fancy vessels aren't necessary. You could use jelly or Mason jars, tall drinking glasses, or other containers like this cool test tube contraption I got as a gift.

Separating the stems into smaller containers makes a bigger impact than a bunch of blooms in a single vase. The display is ideal for a mantle or you could run the vases down the center of your dinner table for a runner-like effect. Just stick to low containers and keep the stems short so people can see each other.


19 comments:

Casey@Good. Food. Stories. said...

Looks like a gorgeous cat salad! Lenny's a fan of nomming on flowers, so we don't have them around too often... I live vicariously through you.

musingegret said...

Lovely pics and thank you sooooo much for providing the Mother's Day gift inspiration!

Tender Branson said...

Great looking set up. I thought my cat was the only one that chewed on flowers, Casey.

Daniel said...

Let's call this what it is: a flip-flop.

Appetite for Conversation said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Casey & TB: I had no idea that cats eat flowers. Another reason I am a dog person!

Musingegret: Thank you! I hope she likes it.

Appetite for Conversation: Thanks!

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Gorgeous! I'm saving these images for my wedding inspiration. Those colors would make such fun centerpieces!

Lisa said...

The Neo-Traditionalist: Oh, yes! This would be beautiful for a wedding. You could group the containers together in the center of a round table, or run them down the middle of long tables.

Florist Malaysia said...

Nice ideas on gifting you have shared with us. I think, Flower gifts are most attractive and beautiful to give someone.

Rasal Khan said...

best garden.

michael said...

You can make the most of your garden lasting through the year when you figure out how to make an indoor bloom garden. Blossoms are a phenomenal approach to light up any room, envision you know have you own special garden inside your home.

Anthony David said...

Is it true that you are yearning to have a flower garden of your own? What's more, would you say you are prepared to exhaust vitality and exertion on making the garden you had always wanted? At that point you do require a few rules in regards to flower gardening supplies.

Dent Vu said...

For those who are short of space out door, indoor flower gardens are a good alternative for making the indoor environment friendly and pleasant to stay in. It can make the home to be in one with nature. For indoor environment with big spaces, indoor flower gardens can serve as a beautiful way of filling up this space.

Steven said...

you must select applicable location for your garden with smart water sources. The garden ought to have smart quality soil. the foremost necessary issue for flower gardens is choosing the plants.The garden will be planted in your yard, balcony or window.

Juana Wright said...

For those who are short of space out door, indoor flower gardens are a good alternative for making the indoor environment friendly and pleasant to stay in. It can make the home to be in one with nature. For indoor environment with big spaces, indoor flower gardens can serve as a beautiful way of filling up this space

Mark Anthony said...

Love to see all of the flower colors. I have my own flower garden and I am really enthusiastic about make gardening with the best flower.Really, it was a great feeling to cherry-blossom viewing.

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Lucy M. Clark said...

There is no denying the way that a garden, regardless of how mixed it is, brings a feeling of magnificence and peacefulness to any home. Flowers, either newly cut, locally acquired or in pots sitting by the window ledge, bring a breath of nature into homes. Flowers and table-beat wellsprings pass on the trail, sound and sight of nature into homes.

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