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Lilacs from the Garden
Lilac's subtle color variations are perfect for creating painterly, layered arrangements.
Gather blooms in two or more hues and group them by color gradation in a heavy vase. Retain some of the leaves on the shortest stems -- they'll form a bottom border of green. Display the composition in a foyer or another public space, where its heady scent and explosive beauty will dazzle guests.
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This lilac arrangement has height and visual drama with the help of a serving bowl from the kitchen or china cabinet.
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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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Florisity Flower Arrangement
This arrangement showcases most of the colors which lilacs can grow in -- white, violet, blue, lavender, pink, magenta and purple.
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