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These tender calla lilies make a stunning arrangement that adds beauty to any room.
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At Skylands, in Maine, Fitzhugh vases, a type of Chinese export porcelain, are filled with the foliage of caladium, kiwi, Swiss chard, and amaranth, and the seed heads of aruncus, clematis, and lilies.
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Grapevine Flower Frog
This arrangement of calla lilies and roses is held in place thanks to a coiled grapevine. To get the look, soak a piece of grapevine from your yard (or a small wreath, available at craft stores) in water overnight, until pliable. Rinse and unravel -- you can make two or three frogs if using a wreath. Reshape a vine; place it in the bottom of the vase. Anchor flower stems amid the coils.
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Eggshell Flower Arrangements
Hollowed-out eggshells make naturally beautiful vases for tiny flower arrangements. Break an egg at the top of its shell, drain the contents, and carefully rinse out the inside. Next, fill the empty shell with room-temperature water and place it in an eggcup for stability. Finally, insert small cuttings of your favorite blossoms (we used lilacs, lily of the valley, and violas). Individually or grouped together in a centerpiece, these tiny arrangements make a wonderful addition to the place settings at your table.
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Showcase water lilies in your home with these elegant displays, creating an impression of an aquatic garden. Use water lilies to make an indoor "pond" arrangement, substituting galax leaves for the much larger lily foliage.
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To create an eye-catching palette of pinks, Martha uses the pale, blushing L. Orientalis 'Broadway'; the bright-fuchsia L. Orientalis 'Stargazer'; the soft-coral L. 'Le Reve'); and the pure-white 'Casablanca.' Keep in mind, however, that several other varieties will produce a similar effect, and with more than one hundred species and thousands of cultivars, you should have plenty of lilies from which to choose.
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This simple yet striking centerpiece makes a statement in any room.
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