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Floral arrangements are an essential element of design, and with a few tips you'll be well on your way to creating your own beautiful bouquets. Get started with my 10 favorite floral arrangements for springtime.
Adding height and visual drama is easy; just enlist the help of a serving bowl from the kitchen or china cabinet.
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Who says arrangements have to be big to be beautiful? Hollowed-out eggshells make great natural vases for tiny floral arrangements. Display them individually or grouped together for a wonderful spring tablescape.
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A slender Juliska glass vase is a perfect container for long-stemmed Darwin tulips. Cut the stems to the length of your vase and line them up as straight as possible.
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Classic Tulip Arrangement
Tulips join their spring garden companions in a display by Tineke Geerlings, a Dutch floral arranger. "Cairo," "Apricot Parrot," "Princess Unique," "Sensual Touch," "Teletubbie," viburnum, apple blossoms, hosta leaves, and hellebores fill a vase by designer Hella Jongerius.
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In this display, I arranged large leaves from a variegated hosta plant -- commonly found in gardens but not often used in arrangements -- to build a strong foundation (as well as color palette) for tree peonies and lady's mantle.
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Champagne Flute Arrangements
Champagne flutes make a unique vessel for displaying individual arrangements of tulips, lisianthus, waxflowers, and ranunculus in similar colors.
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Here, brilliant violet Muscari latifolium and tight blooms of ranunculus get a boost in a lush, dense display.
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Blooming baskets of pansies perfectly complement the plates found on this Easter table.
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A clear-glass container shows off a wonderful mix of tulips, white bleeding hearts, and the wavy leaves of bird’s-nest fern.
Jump-start spring by forcing branches of early-flowering trees and shrubs. Massed at eye level in a rustic trough, pink cherry blossoms join white dogwood and spirea to give armchair nature lovers a breath of fresh air. The branches stand in chicken wire that has been bent to fit the container's liner. Moss and lichen from a florist mask the wire support in sylvan style.