Foraged Centerpiece with Spring Blossoms and Plants

Spring Centerpiece

You can create a beautiful centerpiece before all of your show-stopping perennials and bushes are in bloom. Just look around at the many blooming trees and bushes this spring. Add some greenery, and you have a simple-but very pretty-arrangement for your table.

Step 1

Floral arrangement sphereWalk around and take some cuttings. I still had pruning to do on my viburnum and dogwood so they were easy choices. Also, I had Solomon’s seal that was invading my chives and lily of the valley (somewhat invasive) that was invading a Japanese painted fern. I added a few cuttings from a fothergilla bush and for interest, some viburnum summer snowflake.

Floral arrangement sphereStep 2

Find a bowl or vase and add
some chicken wire, a floral frog or some other piece to hold your stems. I had an grapevine sphere from an old topiary, so I used that.

 

 

Floral arrangement sphereStep 3

Start with some of your strongest pieces first to make a base, and build from there adding smaller and more delicate plant materials last.

 

 

It’s really very easy and so rewarding. Why buy flowers, when you can create your own centerpiece at no cost, with your own two hands?

Spring Centerpiece

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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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