Between the walnut tree growing down the street from me and all the beautiful ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas and green zinnias, summer proved to be quite lush in providing green flowers and foliage. These gorgeous spray roses (multiple small blooms per stem) added interest with their central touch of blush. The special vessel I used for this arrangement is from a dear friend from Moscow, Liza Ambrasovskaya; I think it is a perfect complement to all the colors I chose. Since it is a rather tall vase, I made sure to arrange the ingredients so the branches droop gracefully.
How-To: Tulipina’s Old-World Floral Style
MATERIALS: Walnut branch, Chinese lantern, Young branch of weeping willow, Orchid, ‘Lime Cordial’ zinnia, Siam tulip, ‘Limelight’ hydrangea, Spray rose, Ranunculus
“While I had been around flowers my whole life and made arrangements for the home, I had never imagined myself as a floral designer.”—Kiana Underwood
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Steps, inspiration, and photos reprinted from Color Me Floral: Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season by Kiana Underwood with permission by Chronicle Books, 2018