SOMETIMES at this time of year it's nice to put together a simple and easy flower arrangement.
It may be for your next dinner party or perhaps just a small arrangement for your kitchen.
This is a very easy and dramatic flower arrangement that many restaurants use for their tables. I made a few for my kitchen and they lasted more than two weeks.
Round or square clear glass vases (no more than seven centimetres tall)
3 gerbera daisies
Bear grass or other variegated grass
Sharp knife or floral scissors
The materials involved are quite simple and so is the process.
Wash your vase of any dirt and debris and set aside.
To prep your gerbera daisy, remove it from its packaging and give it a sharp cut on an angle with a knife. Place it in water treated with floral preservative until you are ready to use.
Take approximately three stems of grass and cut to 30-40 cm in length.
Fill your vase with water at room temperature and wind the three stems of grass inside the bottom section of the vase.
Using your sharp knife or floral scissors, cut the gerbera daisy stem approximately 5 cm from the head. Place inside the vase to let it float.
Repeat with the other vases and group together as an arrangement.
For a nice effect during a dinner party, scatter tea lights in and amongst the flower arrangements.