Make a flower arrangement interesting by including natural elements such as fruit.
Citrus and Flowers ~ A Beautiful Combination
Hello Dear Readers!
Happy Monday Morning Blooms Day!
Join me and my Beautiful Blooms friends,
Lidy, Mary and Pam as we are honoring not just
flowers, but citrus too!!
The links to my Bloom friends posts are under their beautiful images
located at the bottom of this post.
I knew I wanted to include oranges and lemons
to my arrangement, so I “went shopping” to Aisle 1,
Section 2 of the storage abyss. There I found a set
of Southern Living flower pots that I have had for many years.
The colors were perfect.
When I return from purchasing flowers for my home,
I immediately re-cut the stems, place floral life in the water,
and separate the flowers into various vessels.
I recently was gifted this great flower caddy that separates
them nicely and a great caddy when cutting flowers from the garden.
Thank you “B”!
A trip to Trader Joe’s yielded the following beautiful flowers:
🍋 Tangerine Country Roses
🍊 Lemon Yellow and Pink Tulips
🍋 Pink Mini Carnations
🍊 Chamomile and Seeded Eucalyptus for filler.
I chose sunny lemons and mandarin oranges
to add to the arrangement. Wooden skewers
were used to place the fruit into the flowers/wet floral foam.
I placed a melamine soup bowl into the flower pot
to hold the wet floral foam. The bowl fit perfectly
in the flower pot.
I have found a new “flower love” … Country Roses!
The multiple layers of the petals are stunning.
When I completed my flower arrangement, I contemplated
a few areas in which I would place it.
The fireplace was glowing on that cold day, and I thought,
let’s place this happy and sunshiny arrangement on the
ottoman in front of the fire.
The tole tray has flowers on it with similar
shades in the arrangement.
I placed my silver fork vase on the tole tray
with a single tulip.
Placed the citrus on a mini cake plate by Portmeirion.
I gathered some history of the lemon and orange 🍋 🍊
from a study that I found in the Softpedia News, October, 2, 2007.
It was assumed for a long time that South/Southeastern Asia
was the place of origin for lemons and oranges.”
However, a new research made at the Center for Plant and Food Science
at the University of Western Sydney shows that the citrus fruits
originated in fact in Australia, New Caledonia (off eastern Australia) and New Guinea.
~~Softpedia News, October 2, 2007~~
It’s always good to know of origins.
I’m just happy that citrus made it to this country!
Now, I shall take you on a tour of the room..
We are really loving our “mainly” one-level living.
Things are forever evolving in this house too!
And now it is time to visit my very talented
Blooms friends. Their posts of “citrus and Flowers” inspiration
are below their fabulous images!
Mary 🍋 Home Is Where The Boat Is
Lidy 🍋 FrenchGardenHouse
Pam 🍋 Everyday Living
And ME! 🍋 Housepitality Designs
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