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Oriental Poppy Arrangement


  • Poppies
  • Hairpin frog
  • Floral clay
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    If you buy the poppies unopened, remove the beards when they crack open. You can also buy them preconditioned.

  2. Step 2

    Place a hairpin frog with floral clay in a tea cup. Fill the cup with water.

  3. Step 3

    Cut the poppy stems at an angle, and sear them over a flame to increase the longevity of the blossoms. Add flowers to the cup.

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2010