Everyone loves receiving flowers, don’t they? The presentation of bouquets, big or small is a scent~sational, ceremonious way to show appreciation, acknowledge achievement, adoration and so much more. Recently, I had a chance to make bouquets for 2 people who are highly appreciated, accomplished and adored, my tennis team captain and coach. When our team decided to do something special for them, I raised my hand to do the flower portion.
I really wanted to do something big, bold and beautiful for them. When I saw these roses, I knew they were the perfect blooms to build around. The sides of the petals were a golden yellow and the tips ombré into coppery shade of rose, just like the autumn leaves that keep grabbing my eyes this time of year.
To find foliage that would complement them, I didn’t have to go much further than my own garden. Using the 1-2-3 theory from my previous post, the I rosemary spears, viburnum leaves, and the deep red leaves are step 1, the base shape for the arrangement. The Japanese Anemones, hydrangeas and roses are step 2, the flowers. Finally, for added texture and interest I added the snowberry branches for step 3.
The night before our surprise presentation, I made the arrangements in vases and left them outside to chill and soak up plenty of fresh water. In the morning I wrapped the cut stems in wet paper towels and secured them in a plastic bag, so they could stay fresh even if the recipients weren’t going home right after practice.
Then I wrapped them up in golden craft paper with a copper colored ribbon
Beauty Queen Champion style so they were presentable and portable.
When the captain said “I feel like I just won the US Open”, I felt like I had done my job!
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