One of the things I struggled with when I started arranging flowers was choosing colors. Do these colors go together? Should there be a dominant color? How many colors should I use? Well, one of the best tips a florist ever shared with me is this
“You can’t go wrong with a green and white flower arrangement.”
Why? You ask?
- It compliments any room.
- It goes with every style.
- It can be subtle or bold.
Wow. That just made a lot of flower arranging decisions for you. I’m all about keeping things simple and I think this green and white flower arrangement is as simple as it gets. And you want to hear the best part??? These are all grocery store flowers. Now, run out to your grocery store and give this simple green and white flower arrangement a try.
Floral Recipe : Gorgeous, Green, and Grocery Store
12 white alstroemeria
3 bells of Ireland
3 stems white Asiatic lily
5-6 green trick dianthus
3-4 hydrangea leaves
What You’ll Need
round vase 5″ tall x 4″ wide
LINE YOUR VASE.
Add water and flower food to your vase. Remove 3-4 leaves from your hydrangea. One at a time, place them around the inside of your vase.
Place the hydrangea around the vase. Mine were just long enough to cover the edge of the vase.
Fill in with alstroemeria.
In order to make sure the edge of the vase is covered, place alstroemeria between each hydrangea. Now, continue adding stems to cover the middle of the arrangement. I really like this domed shape.
Accent with bells of Ireland.
I felt the right side of my arrangement was a bit “heavy” so I put the bells of Ireland on the opposite side. I think it balanced it out a bit. But you can also space them out around the arrangement. Alternate flowers could be white stock, snapdragons, or gladiolas.
Add Asiatic lilies.
One of my favorite things about these lilies is that they don’t all open at the same time. There’s something about the closed buds that hints to beautiful things to come. That being said… several large flowers on one stem can be challenging to place in an arrangement. So, take your time and find a place that works for you. I placed mine kind of in the back; I didn’t want them to take over the arrangement. An alternate flower would be calla lilies.
Group green trick dianthus.
These are such interesting little flowers; they show off best when grouped together. Group 2-3 stems together and place them in areas to fill in. Alternately you could use green carnations or mini green hydrangea.
I really lucked out with the foliage on these flowers. Sometimes you buy flowers and find the leaves are so shabby you have to remove them. But these were so pretty I wanted to show them off. I hadn’t planned on lining the vase for this arrangement but the hydrangea leaves were so pretty I had to show them off.
For more white flower arrangement ideas check out Recipes and Roses on Pinterest.