All plants benefit from pruning and dead-heading so cutting a few blooms is a great way to bring the outside in. Here are five easy summer flower arrangements that will inspire you to enjoy the fruits of your gardening labor.
5 Summer Flower Arrangement Centerpiece Ideas
1. Multiple Groupings in Simple Vases
This is good when you don't have a lot of flowers. Also for the delicate beauties that get lost in the crowd of bigger show offs. You can use a mix of clear jars and vases as I have here. Mason jars and milk bottles work great too. Dollar store vases, even old jelly jars work well here.
2. Mono Arrangment - Several Blooms of One Flower
This summer flower arrangement allows a fancy vase to shine as well as the flowers. Here I used Hydrangea Paniculata 'Limelight'. Using just one flower in a single color looks pretty but does not compete with the colorful vase. This works well for those who enjoy modern elements in their decor. These vases are great for holding hardy geranium flowers and some annuals that may get lost in a larger vase.
3. Large Containers - For Big Blooms
My Oakleaf Hydrangea is spilling into the sidewalk so I cut it back. The large pink blooms fit nicely in this basket. I added a few sprigs of Ninebark Diablo for contrast. Tip: a ziplock plastic container fits perfectly inside as a line to hold water.
4. Tall Vase for Fancy Foliage
I love this in the fall using foliage from Penstemon Husker Red and Weigela Wine & Roses. It doesn't take up too much space and looks great on the mantle or on the side of the bar.
5. Country Cottage Informal
This is my favorite. Using a simple white vase I can pick anything and everything from the garden to play with and create an informal and colorful display.
Cottage Flower Arranging Tip
Start with your largest flowers. Then add in medium sized flowers that have strong sturdy stems. Finish with the most delicate. Don't forget you can also add in some pretty foliage for form, color, and texture.
Sometimes it's hard to cut your beautiful blooms but remember, cutting the flowers helps the plant to continue to grow and produce more foliage and blooms. And, it's so nice to see a big beautiful floral centerpiece on the table showing off your garden flowers.
All of these arrangements are simple and allow you to enjoy the beauty of your garden inside your home.