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Try making an arrangement with different flowers in similar shades. Here, hydrangeas and clematis in purple tones look unified yet diverse. The aqua-colored McCoy bowl peeking out is a bright surprise.
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Multicolored Hydrangea Arrangement
Various colors of hydrangeas take on a stately elegance when grouped together in a tall vase.
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Arrangement with Hosta Leaves and Lavender Hydrangeas
Create an arrangement of lush hosta leaves and lavender hydrangeas fitted into a tree trunk-inspired vase.
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Green Flower Arrangement
This small vase holds a bouquet of green hydrangeas; behind it is a mix of euphorbias, hydrangeas, and bells of Ireland (available almost year-round through florists).
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This display showcases the unrestrained beauty of hydrangeas. An armful of the flowers overflows a generous glazed-iron urn-shaped vase in an effortlessly elegant way. Tendrils of clematis winding through the blooms emphasize the cottage-garden feeling.
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This low centerpiece features hydrangeas, dusty miller, sea thistle, roses, echinops, astrantia, mountain laurel, clematis, lady's mantle, and blueberries.
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Casual Garden Display
Actually an assemblage of several smaller and more manageable arrangements, this setup offers an easy way to tame a fresh-from-the-garden mix of roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, lady's mantle, scented geraniums, and potato vine. A pitcher in the center gives height, while kitchen crocks (sugar bowls, eggcups) allow the inclusion of short-stemmed beauties.