These fresh, cheerful centerpieces were originally designed for a spring wedding. There's no reason not to make them for other occasions and everyday dining tables, as well.
Flowers and Foliage
selection of yellow spring flowers, such as fritillaria, tulips, freesias and daffodils
flat and bun moss
terra cotta pots
Select the containers you want to use and line any non-watertight containers with a square of cellophane or part of a trash bag or plastic shopping bag.
Place a block of soaked floral foam in the center of each container. Trim the edges of any cellophane to the top of the container.
Arrange tulips and freesias in the foam: cut off lower leaves and offshoot buds and trim the stems. Save the offshot buds for a small vase display. Press a stem into the center of the foam, then add more, working out from the center at a slight angle (image 1).
Cover the gaps between the flowers with flat moss (image 2).
Arrange daffodils, fritillaria and offshoot buds in clear glass vases. Use bun moss on its own in the smallest pots.
Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging
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