Debra Prinzing

SLOW FLOWERS: Week 15

April 14th, 2013

A Floral Welcome

A Floral Welcome

This wonderful pocket vase adorns my front door, containing curly willow, garden hellebores and pretty white summer snowflakes.

Front door bouquet

A fresh and inspiring way to adorn your front door: a floral vase filled with spring blooms!

Ingredients:

10 stems garden hellebores (Helleborus orientalis), grown by Jello Mold Farm

12 stems summer snowflake (Leucojum aestivum), harvested from my garden

1 stem curly willow (Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’), harvested by Oregon Coastal Flowers

Vase:

9-inch tall x 6-inch wide, teardrop-shaped wall vase (4-inch diameter opening)

Design 101

Just add white: There are some floral designers who abide by the “rule of white,” which calls for adding white flowers to every design. Take a look at this arrangement and you’ll notice that a few white blooms go a long way. The bell-shaped snowflakes are smaller than the plum-colored hellebores, but they add a lot of cheer to the design. Especially when viewed from a distance, white flowers are impactful, making any arrangement young and fresh-looking.

 

2 Responses to “SLOW FLOWERS: Week 15”

  1. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl Says:

    This is beautiful. It makes knocking so inviting.
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  2. Susan Says:

    So beautiful, Debra! Where did you get that wall vase, and how does it attach to the door? A customer asked me about such an item last summer, but the only clear window/door vases I’ve found are cheesy plastic and are really unattractive.

    HI Susan: Thanks for asking! This vase is from ROOST and it is a recycled glass wall terrarium that Jayme Jenkins gave me to play around with. She sells it on her web site, AHa! Modern Living http://www.ahamodernliving.com/store/pc/Roost-Recycled-Glass-Wall-Terrarium-22p385.htm#details.
    The back of the piece is flat and has a hole, which fits nicely over the screw from which I typically hang the Christmas wreath during the holidays!

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