Keeping to the seasons’ festivities, we thought it would be appropriate to do a How to Guide for your homes this season using seasonal flowers and greenery to add a burst of colour and Christmas cheer to your home this season. 

Do it yourself




Step 1

Fill the vase with fresh, clean water. Add flower food (optional)

Step 2

To create a good base for the arrangement, start by adding the large branches of Blue Spruce.

Step 3

After, add the other green materials to the vase. This will add a good frame to add the other flowers to the arrangement. Cut the branches if necessary and remove  the lower needles.

Step 4

After you have added all of the green foliage to the design, you can now add the Eryngium Thistles (white or silver – approx. 5 stems), Hypericum (8 stems), Ilex berries (5 stems), Asparagus (4 stems) and Eucalyptus (4 stems). The stem count will depend on the size of the vase that you are using.

Step 5

For further decoration, you can add any dried or artificial berries, pine cones or poinsettias on sticks to the arrangement.


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1 Comment

  1. Eryngium was so uncommon back when we grew it as cut flower back in 1986, and I had not seen it for decades; but it seems to be increasingly popular now.

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