Having fresh cut flowers arranged in a bouquet can brighten up any table serving as a focal point centerpiece. We are now in the month of May with warm temperatures heating up the ground for our beautiful landscapes bursting with color. Greensboro, NC gardens can provide color for many months of enjoyment. In the above photograph the same variety of old rose fills a short vase for a tabletop.
In the photo below, I started with sweet pea perennial vine. It is quite lovely because of the soft colors and uniqueflowers. The small round purple flowers are one of my favorites, verbena “sissinghurst”. This groundcover perennial blooms from April until the first frost, is drought tolerate and looks great as a cutting flower. Coreopsis grandiflora is the golden yellow flowers adding a touch of complimentary color (opposite on the color wheel). Salvia ‘May Night” are the purple spikes providing different textures. The grassy foliage and daisy flowers are actually weeds that I thought would look great in my bouquet, don’t they?
How simple to assemble too. This particular bouquet will last up to a week.
Below is the beginning of a knock out bouquet centerpiece. First, fill your vase with something that will compliment your flowers, either by the texture, theme, or color.
I’ve chosen seashells because of the creamy colors. Then i started cutting another one of my favorite plants, Oakleaf Hydrangea. It doesn’t take many of these flowers to fill a large vase.
Once the hydrangeas are placed, I walk around my garden searching for one type of rose to use. This one happens to be the “New Dawn” climbing rose.
To add a touch of contrast to my creamy bouquet, loropetalum sprigs are inserted randomly.
How wonderful is this centerpiece!! All of these plants will provide bouquets for all of your friends and family as well.
Happy Planting and Happy Cutting!
Diana Gardner-Williams www.dianadigsdirt.com
Landscape Design and Installation