One of the many things I love about designing with flowers is that no two designs are ever the same.  Just like snowflakes, no two flowers are alike.  Therefore, even though you use the same flowers, containers, and shape, they will always be slightly different.



I also love how they evoke different feelings or energy.   Take for example this design of sweet huck and roses in this gorgeous copper vase.  The contrast of the contemporary vase with the wild, rustic sweet huck that cages the rigid roses gives a homey feeling with a little element of surprise.  The roses helps to blend the rustic sweet huck and the contemporary vase, by being both vintage and contemporary in color.



Here, I use the same copper vase and sweet huck, but used tulips in place of the roses, adding more movement to the arrangement.  Especially as the tulips continued to grow…breaking free of their cage of sweet huck.  I actually like this arrangement with the tulips better than with roses (shhh…don’t tell the roses, I wouldn’t want them to think I was playing favorites).  Notice that the sweet huck has started to bloom, so now there is a new element to the design.


Savings Tip:  Flowers die quicker than greenery.  So keep the greenery and just replace with new flowers.  You may get two or more uses from the greenery.


Lastly, using the same copper vase, this minimalist arrangement of dahlias and monochoromic color scheme, has a more sophisticated feel versus the prior pictures.


These arrangements also show you that you don’t need a lot of flowers to make a statement.


Happy Floral Design Day!!

May your day be filled with beautiful flowers!

Welcome! Needing to find a new career path that was fulfilling and supported my creative side, I started Marmalade Sky Floral Design. My love for floral design started late in life and was quite by accident. Thinking a floral class would help with tablescapes that I love to create, I fell in love with the art and the people in the industry. I was taking interior design courses, but switched my focus after my first semester in the floral program. Now, I have started my own company, albeit part time, hoping to grow it into a full time career, all while working from my home. I have a deep love for my family & friends, tea parties, travel and of course flowers.

One Comment

  1. Jean

    Three beautiful arrangements ..shhh….the tulips are my favorite:)

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