Hydrangeas are exploding right now in Augusta! These were purchased from a wholesaler,
but there are lots of options to create this “go big, go home” look! The squirrels have not eaten all my crabapples,
so we added
a few branches and some fruit. These flowers were showcased at a swanky party last this week.
Hydrangeas and Queen Anne’s lace are naturals in the garden together and in a beautiful tall mercury/gold vase.
Let the Queen Anne’s lace fall just as it would on the roadside!
Another tall vase-square– with manzanita branch holding several hanging votives.
Queen Anne’s lace, lavender stock, and white hydrangea fill the vase to add a more feminine touch to the bold branch.
We love working on boutonnieres for this group.
There are 50+ guys who sport our original tiny works of art each year. My partner in flowers, Neisha, is extraordinary with making bouts. She is patient enough to crank out these 52 boutonnieres for the annual function. Boutonniere making takes practice. I am stunned to see what DIY’ers sometimes create–used loosely– when they try their hand at doing this.
Keep trying, as practice gets you closer to perfect!
This year we created the smorgasbord pictured above — looks like a yummy dessert tray!
PS Please comment so I’ll know this was worth sitting to write! Questions about boutonniere making?
What are the best flowers to use? Do you need a class on boutonniere making?