A February luncheon at a historic German restaurant calls for elegant yet natural elements. Gerbera daisies were the focal point surrounded by thistle, spray roses, and Green Trick dianthus. Natural twig balls with a winter white color palette, a frame of bear grass and some variegated greens complete the design.
I found this cute collection of bottles wired together at a vendor’s booth at a recent garden show. Using a collection of bottles as centerpieces with a random selection of flowers is a popular trend, especially when wildflowers and nature themes are part of the event. The flowers here are mini-carnations and daisy mums.
Dahlias come in many colors and sizes . . . they are at their peak in late summer in the garden. At the same time of the season, there are many complementary greens and fall blooming flowers available to add to the centerpiece or bouquet. The Dahlia Garden design below includes barberry twigs, sedum, russian sage, salvia, dusty miller, and eucalyptus.
Lavender roses were the star of these centerpieces for a baby shower. The mom and dad opted to be surprised (no gender reveal) so we did not use the pink, blue, yellow pastel theme for this fun event. Since the mom loves birds, we added a bird and nest to each arrangement . . . Babe orange spray roses, dianthus Green Trick, purple statice and a small daisy like aster completed the design. Hydrangea and sedum were added from the garden for contrast.