DIY Floral Centerpiece

Flower farmer Beth Harris show us how to create a bountiful floral display


There’s something about a floral centerpiece that elevates even a simple table setting into something special. Today’s versions aren’t the tightly manicured bunches of even a few years ago. Often housed in atypical vessels, modern centerpieces celebrate the wild forms and colors of nature and almost anything goes. Think branch clippings still covered with leaves, berries, and buds; unkempt fragrant herbs; and of course, flowers at varying heights.

2. Gather your flowers and foliage and cut stems at a slant to increase water intake.

3. Cut leafy greens shortest and work your way up in length to the flowers you want to stand tall.

4. Begin by inserting shorter leafy stems around the inside rim to conceal the top of the container.

5. Next, add medium sized blooms working your way inward, followed by increasingly larger blooms toward the center.

6. Finish with long sprigs of flowers or branches in an almost random pattern.


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