You may have noticed from many of my posts that I really enjoy flowers and plants.
I even find weeds interesting sometimes and fun to use in arrangements, especially in the spring.
But here is an example of how a professional floral designer can turn just about anything into a work of art.
This is an old butter churn...no I don't make my own butter, you crazies!
I bought this specifically for this purpose; I thought it would make a great vase.
It actually wasn't expensive (around $75 dollars) because it's missing the crank handle and a front leg support.
But WOW is that blue paint great.
I took this over to the pro's at the Rogers Gardens Floral Studio and let them work their magic.
Picking the orchids is the easy part, they have hundreds and then they help with the filler plants.
The sherbet orange orchids were so beautiful and immediately caught my eye.
I chose the lime green accents to pop off of the vintage blue paint of the butter churn.
What they do that is so wonderful is to pack every available niche with plants.
Their use of sticks and moss, pulls each arrangement together and makes them look very natural and less formal than a typical arrangement...that I love!
I had them also do this metal bread bin.
This arrangement is much taller and more simple, but I think, just as special.
I am no pro at this floral stuff but, I thought I'd share a little trick.
I do this for parties and little events sometimes.
Pick up a plant at your local grocery, in my case the Albertsons down the street.
Pull off the icky, shiney stuff covering the plastic pot.
I then cut down some brown paper, often the grocery sack, and tie it up with a little raffia.
Super easy...green...and not all that bad from a novice floral designer!
Have a great weekend