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Spring Blooms Inspired 5 Live Floral Arrangements

Updated on May 20, 2016
Spring blooms inspire creative floral arrangements to brighten every corner of home!
Spring blooms inspire creative floral arrangements to brighten every corner of home! | Source
Detail of a black iris petal waiting patiently to be included in a flower arrangement.
Detail of a black iris petal waiting patiently to be included in a flower arrangement. | Source

Floral Arrangements with Live Flowers is a Spring Thing!


If you have seen my recent black iris hub then you know the reason it looks purple in the photos. You also need no explanation for my motivation to use cut flowers to make indoor floral arrangements.

The decision was made on a rainy afternoon when I could not be outside enjoying my garden. I watched the weather move in and wondered how many blooms would be left after the storm.

The thought of making some arrangements was a duh-uh moment, but it brought a bright ray of light to an otherwise dreary day. Once I began making them up I couldn’t stop.

They were too delightful not to make as many as possible. Oh for more time to give to making them!

Living Room Floral Tutorial

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Peonies, black iris, Russian iris, common iris, and carnations in a vase.Texture and color combine to make a stunning arrangement.Russian iris is the crown--look for an upcoming hub on this beautiful plant.Designed for the center of a room, the flowers can be seen all the way around the arrangement.A riot of blue-black to pink-whites with a touch of green and yellow.Face to face with a Russian iris at the top of the arrangement with lingering raindrops. This Russian Iris has a distinct deep lavender color with the yellow stamen. Looking closely at the Russian iris.The black iris and the Russian iris are each unique.The vintage doily is a family heirloom--so nice to have for such lovely flowers!
Peonies, black iris, Russian iris, common iris, and carnations in a vase.
Peonies, black iris, Russian iris, common iris, and carnations in a vase. | Source
Texture and color combine to make a stunning arrangement.
Texture and color combine to make a stunning arrangement. | Source
Russian iris is the crown--look for an upcoming hub on this beautiful plant.
Russian iris is the crown--look for an upcoming hub on this beautiful plant. | Source
Designed for the center of a room, the flowers can be seen all the way around the arrangement.
Designed for the center of a room, the flowers can be seen all the way around the arrangement. | Source
A riot of blue-black to pink-whites with a touch of green and yellow.
A riot of blue-black to pink-whites with a touch of green and yellow. | Source
Face to face with a Russian iris at the top of the arrangement with lingering raindrops.
Face to face with a Russian iris at the top of the arrangement with lingering raindrops. | Source
This Russian Iris has a distinct deep lavender color with the yellow stamen.
This Russian Iris has a distinct deep lavender color with the yellow stamen. | Source
Looking closely at the Russian iris.
Looking closely at the Russian iris. | Source
The black iris and the Russian iris are each unique.
The black iris and the Russian iris are each unique. | Source
The vintage doily is a family heirloom--so nice to have for such lovely flowers!
The vintage doily is a family heirloom--so nice to have for such lovely flowers! | Source

First Floral Arrangement of the Day--Living Room:


This is a simple bouquet of cut flowers that includes the black iris mixed with peonies, miniature carnations, typical purple and lavender iris, with a Russian Iris as its crown.

Artfully arranging them in a clear glass vase was easy. Photographing this arrangement was a learning experience. This time of year there are enough flowers to fill many vases!

The fragrance of the peonies and carnations gives off an aroma that reminds me of some sort of delicious candy I’ve had in the past.

Hope you enjoy these photographs. I tried to shoot every angle and detail of this arrangement’s flowers that I could think of.

•Tip: don't be too picky about arranging the flowers, just enjoy the process.


DIY Dining Room Arrangement

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One peony can make a dining room table arrangement!Snowball bush flowers snowed down during the storm.Beautiful bowl for a beautiful flower.A heavy candle jar holds its own inside the salad bowl.Cut flower stems on an angle to give them the best opportunity to take in water.Cut the stem short enough so the peony sits on the mouth of the jar.Position jar inside bowl and carefully remove flower.  Set it in a cup of water until the next step is complete.Fill the outer bowl with snowball bush petals, or some other tiny petals, and replace peony in the small jar.Tuck a few spring green leaves around the peony.Peony in a gondola?  :)
One peony can make a dining room table arrangement!
One peony can make a dining room table arrangement! | Source
Snowball bush flowers snowed down during the storm.
Snowball bush flowers snowed down during the storm. | Source
Beautiful bowl for a beautiful flower.
Beautiful bowl for a beautiful flower. | Source
A heavy candle jar holds its own inside the salad bowl.
A heavy candle jar holds its own inside the salad bowl. | Source
Cut flower stems on an angle to give them the best opportunity to take in water.
Cut flower stems on an angle to give them the best opportunity to take in water. | Source
Cut the stem short enough so the peony sits on the mouth of the jar.
Cut the stem short enough so the peony sits on the mouth of the jar. | Source
Position jar inside bowl and carefully remove flower.  Set it in a cup of water until the next step is complete.
Position jar inside bowl and carefully remove flower. Set it in a cup of water until the next step is complete. | Source
Fill the outer bowl with snowball bush petals, or some other tiny petals, and replace peony in the small jar.
Fill the outer bowl with snowball bush petals, or some other tiny petals, and replace peony in the small jar. | Source
Tuck a few spring green leaves around the peony.
Tuck a few spring green leaves around the peony. | Source
Peony in a gondola?  :)
Peony in a gondola? :) | Source

Second Cut Flower Arrangement--Dining Room:


The rainstorm caused most of my snowball bush flowers to drop like snow on the mulch and my peonies to droop their little heads. What better way to perk things up than to use them in an arrangement that would salvage them?

Begin this live floral arrangement with a beautiful bowl. My footed oval shaped salad dish with embossed fruit on clear glass is one I enjoy having a chance to show off. A heavy but small, clear glass candle jar that would sit inside the larger bowl was easy enough to locate in my craft stash.

I had one especially large peony that I wanted to highlight. Sitting the candle jar in the middle, filling it with water, then surrounding it with snowball bush petals made a pretty setting for the peony.

Cutting the stem just short enough so it would not touch the bottom of the jar meant that the flower could sit securely on the jar rim.

• Tip: cutting stems on an angle allows them to absorb the most water, helping them to hold their petals longer.

When this peony drops its petals into the bowl onto the drying snowball petals, I’ll be able to replace that peony with a new one filled with the heady perfume that makes us want to head for Paris. After the season is over I’ll have a potpourri of white petals to remember them by!


Easy to Make Bedroom Arrangement

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Three bedside peonies can fill a room with heady fragrance.Two containers for this project.One should fit inside the other.Peony stems are placed between the containers with peonies resting on the edge of the larger one.Peony stems should not touch the bottom of the container.A trio of heady aromaNothing compares to a peony!Full of curling petals, full of fragrance!Compare the size of this bedside arrangement.A different camera setting creates an effect that looks like the sun is shining!
Three bedside peonies can fill a room with heady fragrance.
Three bedside peonies can fill a room with heady fragrance. | Source
Two containers for this project.
Two containers for this project. | Source
One should fit inside the other.
One should fit inside the other. | Source
Peony stems are placed between the containers with peonies resting on the edge of the larger one.
Peony stems are placed between the containers with peonies resting on the edge of the larger one. | Source
Peony stems should not touch the bottom of the container.
Peony stems should not touch the bottom of the container. | Source
A trio of heady aroma
A trio of heady aroma | Source
Nothing compares to a peony!
Nothing compares to a peony! | Source
Full of curling petals, full of fragrance!
Full of curling petals, full of fragrance! | Source
Compare the size of this bedside arrangement.
Compare the size of this bedside arrangement. | Source
A different camera setting creates an effect that looks like the sun is shining!
A different camera setting creates an effect that looks like the sun is shining! | Source

Third Flower Arrangement--Bedroom:


Three medium-sized peonies made the perfect bed side table arrangement.You can see in the photo montage that I placed a heavy duty votive holder inside a straight-sided candle holder,

After filling both containers with water I arranged the peonies on the outside edge, again cutting the stems just short enough so they wouldn’t touch the bottom, allowing the flowers to rest on the container.

Needing a bit of greenery, I ran back outside in the rain to snip a few sprigs of new growth from my glossy leaved camellias.

• Tip: be careful where you cut your greenery from the bush so it is not left misshapen.

Trimming them to fit in the middle, then around the edges gave just the right touch of bright green against the pale pink and white flowers.

What a pretty and fragrant arrangement for our bedroom! You can see its size compared to the 8 inch tall blue and white vase in the photos. You can also see that the raindrops hadn’t quite dried up!


Easiest Flower Arrangement to Make

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A single flower arrangement?A flower frog?A container it fits in!Can you guess where the peony goes?Simple yet it makes an impact!
A single flower arrangement?
A single flower arrangement? | Source
A flower frog?
A flower frog? | Source
A container it fits in!
A container it fits in! | Source
Can you guess where the peony goes?
Can you guess where the peony goes? | Source
Simple yet it makes an impact!
Simple yet it makes an impact! | Source

Fourth Cut Flower Arrangement--Foyer:


Have you ever heard of a floral frog? If not, check out the variety on Google images, from antiques to homemade. I am now privileged to own one from my side of the family and one from my husband’s side of the family, and am delighted to be able to hand one down to my daughter and second daughter (in-law)...later!

• Tip: vintage floral frogs are not very expensive so check out your local antique stores.

In the meantime, I find them very handy. My son gave me a graceful candle holder years ago that is about 6 inches tall with a wide mouth. It was just right for holding my small flower frog. I liked the size and shape of the holder so much that I still have it for projects like this one and, of course, it’s nice that it reminds me of him.

This particular peony was standing itself up while all the others were drooping. Large and fragrant, it fit nicely on the table in my front hall and filled the area with its heavenly fragrance right away. The flower frog allows me to use a small funnel to add water to the peony without disturbing it too much.

When peony season is over, the floral frog in this candle holder will help me arrange a big handful of tiny flowers and if someone reminds me I could then add a new flower arrangement to this hub.


Flower Frog Tutorial

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To show you how small this arrangement is I placed it in front of my kitchen counter backsplash.  A rope made from about 2" of aluminum foil.Twist ends together to form a circle.Form a semi-star shape and press points over the lip of the votive cup.This votive has 10 tiny carnations (about the size of small dianthus) with a few green buds tucked among them.
To show you how small this arrangement is I placed it in front of my kitchen counter backsplash.
To show you how small this arrangement is I placed it in front of my kitchen counter backsplash. | Source
A rope made from about 2" of aluminum foil.
A rope made from about 2" of aluminum foil. | Source
Twist ends together to form a circle.
Twist ends together to form a circle. | Source
Form a semi-star shape and press points over the lip of the votive cup.
Form a semi-star shape and press points over the lip of the votive cup. | Source
This votive has 10 tiny carnations (about the size of small dianthus) with a few green buds tucked among them.
This votive has 10 tiny carnations (about the size of small dianthus) with a few green buds tucked among them. | Source

Fifth Flower Arrangement--Kitchen Table:


A tiny votive holder shaped like a fish bowl was just right for displaying some miniature carnations on the kitchen table.

The problem was that there is no flower frog that small, and the container is so small that even though the carnations are tiny, they would still be so top heavy that they would fall out.

Floral foam is not one of my favorite products so I did not have any on hand. What to do but improvise by making my own small flower frog?!

A strip of aluminum foil folded into a fat wire, then connected at each end to make a circle was a great start. I then formed the circle into a star-ish shape that was big enough to wrap down around the lip of the votive at its points.

Filling it with water and flowers worked beautifully. I’m not sure the miniature carnation buds will open, but they do add a nice touch to the nosegay-type arrangement.

• Tip: fragrant flowers are not the best for food areas so too many of these carnations would be too much for the kitchen.


Final Floral Arrangement Tips:


• It helps an arrangement last longer to trim flower stems about 1/4" each day. Instead of looking at this as tedious, I try to look at it as a chance to enjoying arranging the blooms again.


• Using a mister to moisturize the tops of the blooms in a climate controlled or dry environment can help them stay fresher longer.


A reader offered a tip on using a spoonful of vinegar in a flower arrangement. If you have tips on making or caring for fresh flower arrangements please feel free to share them in the comments section below.


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    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      NotTooTall:

      It is true, just a few flowers do brighten beautifully. Thanks very much for adding your input to this hub!

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      NotTooTall 5 years ago from The Land of Pleasant Living

      Hi RTalloni,

      Great Hub full of good ideas.

      I like to use small glassware for vases. Just a few flowers really brighten up any spot.

      N T T

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      DeborahNeyens:

      Thanks so much! Maybe you can adapt some of these ideas for another luncheon soon, or use them plan for next year's Mother's Day event. Appreciate that you stopped by and let me hear from you!

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      Your arrangements are gorgeous. I wish I would have seen this hub before the Mother's Day brunch I hosted last week.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      tammyswallow:

      Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed this floral arrangements hub. Thanks, too, for the info on AC Moore's products. They sound delightful!

      I hope you get to arrange some flowers for your home soon. Appreciate your visit and comments very much!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      These are so pretty! I love flowers so much. Looking at them, smelling them, just make me happy. I like one and two the best. I love the arrangement with the flower in the pretty dish.

      The last time I was in a craft store (AC Moore) they had some new items for flower arrangers. They make a light up 8 color ball that you drop into the vase for a light show and some new expanding beads. Very pretty.

      This is an inspiration for me to make some pretty arrangements. Beautiful!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Jackie Lynnley:

      I'm glad you enjoyed seeing these floral arrangements and I appreciate that you let me know!

      Hope we will get to see your mock orange arrangements in a hub. Bet they smell wonderful!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow, gorgeous arrangements. I was smelling my lovely Mock Orange today and thought of bringing some in, I surely will now after seeing your beauties.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      prasetio30:

      So glad you found these tips on flower arranging helpful.

      Thanks kindly for stopping in with your input!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub and I love the way you presenting this hub with us. I found useful tips in how to arrange the flowers. Voted up and enjoy your weekend!

      Prasetio

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      molometer:

      A heap of flowers is often quite pretty! Glad you found this helpful. Thanks kindly for coming by with your comments.

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      This was useful as I never know how to display cut flowers.

      They always look like a heap.

      The peonies video was really colourful and they look wonderful.

      Thanks for sharing these ideas.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      picklesandrufus:

      How nice to hear that this was helpful to you! Thanks very much for checking out this floral arrangement hub and for your input.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      This hub was filled with useful information. Thanks for taking the time to share!! I learned a lot. Vote up

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      mary615:

      Growing up in hot, humid Florida I've been amazed at the blooms I had only heard of growing before coming to the Carolinas.

      Thanks so much for the tip on using vinegar in the water for cut flowers! I should go into the hub and ask readers to leave good tips like this. First, though, I'm going to put a bit of vinegar in my arrangements!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I am so jealous that you can grow these beauties where you live. I put a spoonful of vinegar into the water when I am lucky enough to receive cut flowers...works for me, make them last longer.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      mollymeadows:

      Thank you! The yellow iris with peonies will surely bring spring indoors for you!

      What a happy thought that this hub has inspired you to enjoy your flowers in your home. That's one of the best things about web writing! The HP community has so much to offer, so many learning opportunities for us. It gives us a chance to imagine how beautiful your large peony bush must be!

      Perhaps you'll do a hub on your bush and arrangement, and share some photos with us? Yes, that's a hint (beg, plea, whine) for a hub, and if you do one I'd like to link it to this one. :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Movie Master:

      As my peonies continue to bloom it is a temptation to fill that salad bowl with them, but you are right, the single bloom is quite effective. Besides that, I could overdo it and we wouldn't be able to stay in the house with such a strong fragrance!

      Thank you for your visit and comments. I hope you get to enjoy peonies this year!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      The Dirt Farmer:

      Glad you enjoyed seeing these flower arrangements. It's very satisfying to know others can take pleasure in seeing them online. Thanks much for coming by and sharing your input!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Om Paramapoonya:

      Thank you! I've enjoyed that second one very much for it's just a hint of that heady peony aroma near the kitchen, yet it floats through to the room behind it. It occurred to me that this bowl is big enough to add a votive on each side of the peony to use as a vase for other flowers, but the one in the photo is fading so I'll be letting it dry in the potpourri space and putting a fresh peony in the jar this afternoon.

      I just added some final floral arrangement tips at the end of this hub, btw.

      Appreciate your visit and comments very much!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Pamela99:

      Thanks bunches, both for your visit and input.

      Truly, I choose plants that are easy to take care of because life ebbs and flows so much I dare not try anything that requires a lot of care. I am constantly grateful for the fact that these flowers were designed to do well and I smile when anyone gives me credit.

      Some work is required so the weeds don't totally take over, but I'd rather be in my garden than at the gym any day! Because I don't go for a formal look I'm able to live with "improvement, not perfection." :)

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Gorgeous!! I'm inspired now! I have a big peony bush and some pale yellow iris blooms outside and they're about to get clipped. Lovely hub!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      BlossomSB:

      How lovely that you have the memory of your mother winning prizes for her flower arrangements. I doubt I'll enter any contests, but it a lot of fun to see what can be done with fresh flowers from my garden. You would enjoy doing some flower arranging, I'm sure!

      Thanks kindly for taking a look at this hub's iris and peonies, and for sharing about your mom--so nice!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I loved all the arrangements, I was amazed how effective one flower was in a vase, I have never thought of doing that!

      A wonderful hub thank you, voted up and shared.

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      Especially love your peony and carnation arrangements! Beautiful.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Lovely! I like all these gorgeous floral arrangements, but my favorite is probably the second one. :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      You must have a wonderful flower garden to grow such gorgeous flowers. Your arrangements are lovely. I particularly like the one in the vase on the little doily. I thought the aluminum foil was really clever and I will remember that for the future. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Some good advice here. My mother used to win prizes for her flower arrangements, so I always left it to her and now my 'arranging' usually means just pushing a handful of flowers into a vase, but I love growing them. After this hub, perhaps I should take better care!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      AliciaC:

      Thanks kindly, both for visiting this hub on flower arranging and for letting my know you enjoyed it.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      teaches12345:

      Your flower statement is true! :) So glad you enjoyed these arrangements and found the hub helpful. When you use your glass dishes remember that fragrant flowers make wonderful potpourri when they dry out.

      Thanks so much for you visit and kind comments!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Express10:

      Thanks very much, so glad you enjoyed the photos and hub. Appreciate your visit!

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What beautiful photos and flower arrangements, RTalloni! The descriptions are interesting too. Thank you for such a lovely hub.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Just a simple flower can make such a beautiful statement if placed in the right container. I can't decide which one is prettier! Your tips on cutting is very helpful. I guess all those pretty glass dishes I have would be better used to display flowers instead of sitting in a cupboard. Lovely, just lovely!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      PWalker281:

      I'm always amazed at how well they do with such little care on my part, but I have to give credit to the fact that they were created to flourish. Choosing plants that do well without much care means I get to have lots of in season flowers. So glad you enjoyed seeing them--thanks very much for your generous input!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      MsDora:

      Not to make you jealous, but sitting here typing with peony fragrance wafting in air, a bouquet with black iris peeking over my shoulder, well, it's nice. :) I do wish you could pop over smell them! I highly recommend a trip to the florist to buy just one peony for your bedside table if you don't own a blooming plant.

      Thanks much for stopping in with your comment!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      randomcreative:

      Thanks much for both your visit and comment!

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      H C Palting 5 years ago from East Coast

      The photos are very nice and your tips are useful.

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      Wow, you must have a fabulous flower garden to be able to make so many beautiful floral arrangements. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about how you created them and viewing all of the beautiful photos. Fresh flowers are a great way to bring the outdoors inside. Voted up, useful, and beautiful!

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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing your creativity, and your pictures are lovely. I was just looking at silk flowers before I read your hub. Fresh flowers are more interesting. I can almost smell them by just looking at the pictures.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Beautiful job! Thanks for all of the great photos and tips!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      girltalksshop:

      Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed this hub on spring flowers. The iris and peonies are prolific this year and I may add more arrangements yet.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Snurre:

      So glad you enjoyed the flowers. The sun is shining on my garden today and new flowers are out there having a party. It's such a mixture of emotions to decide to leave them out there or bring them in! :) Thank you kindly for your input!

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      Very pretty! Loved the photos!! Great hub. Marked it up and awesome!! = )

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      sofs:

      Thank you very much! It's so nice to share an idea that others find useful. I hope you enjoy making your arrangements as much as I did--maybe we'll see them here on HP?! (Yes, that's a hint.)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Golfgal:

      I'm glad you were able to enjoy your flowers, though. That's the most important thing! :) I'm hoping to find just the right container--large!--and make it a centerpiece in one of my islands with the black and white iris growing together.

      When you get pictures of yours next year I hope we see them posted in hub. We heard about the tornados--wow--so thankful you are safe!

      Thanks bunches for coming by and letting me hear from you!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      starstream:

      Thanks kindly for stopping by to see these flowers! I hope you are able to find a vintage flower frog soon, but if you can't there are a variety of new ones available.

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      Snurre 5 years ago

      So beautiful! The photos are amazing! Voted and shared.

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Oh wow! so beautiful! I love the idea of the aluminium foil to keep the arrangement in place. I am going to try this one soon.. Thanks for sharing this with us. God Bless!

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      Golfgal 5 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      Hey RT, Id did the very same thing this past week, though, I was not as smart as you and did not think to right a hub about the process. I just love fresh flowers in the house. My Iris were gorgeous this year as well. I also have a few black Iris with white mixed. We had storms in the Dallas area (16) tornadoes to be exact. I thought to bring in some blooms before the rain took them from me prematurely. Thanks for sharing, the peonies are lovely.

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      Dreamer at heart 5 years ago from Northern California

      I am always interested in the beauty of flowers. Thanks so much for the photo of the flower frog. I have heard the term for years and never exactly know what it was. Enjoying, selecting, and arranging flowers is a creative art form. I wrote an article here called painting orchids which I think you would enjoy too. I voted your hub up!