Celebrate the Stems
No need to pilfer your flowerbeds for an elegant deconstructed arrangement -- these grouped bud vases hold only a couple of blossoms.
Flowers to Try
Select varieties of differing heights that sport intricate details, such as skip laurel, 'Gavota' tulip, and Balkan fritillary. Find stems with pristine leaves -- this is all about appreciating the beauty of these flowers up close.
Good to Know
Since the ends of the sculptural stems will show through the clear glass, use a very sharp floral knife or scissors to avoid ragged cuts.
19th-century American ribbed glasses, and circa 1930 Venini Venetian-glass vases; lbeckerflowers.com.