summer centerpiece

For Flower magazine’s 10th Anniversary party, we turned to our own Jessica Cohen to create arrangements for the dining tables. Jessica shows how to make this bright, hot pink and green summer centerpiece.

“My inspiration for this arrangement is the summer season, which is all about bright colors and hot weather. Shades of hot pink and green make up this fun color palette. I chose hydrangea and hot pink roses to help fill out the arrangement. Green viburnum and pink veronica bring texture to the design while a pop of long lasting alstroemeria helps fill in empty spaces. Lastly, I added zinnias, sun-loving flowers that add bold, vibrant color to any arrangement.”


  • Hot pink roses
  • Mixed zinnias
  • Hot pink alstroemeria
  • Pink veronica
  • Green hydrangea
  • Green viburnum
  • Salal (lemon leaf) greenery

Tools and Supplies

  • 8-inch glass garden dish
  • Pitcher with water
  • ½-inch clear floral tape
  • Pruning shears
  • Scissors

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