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garden designs                                                             how to:

               Cut flowers from

             A 24-inch-by-6-inch section of an Oasis Floral
             Foam Tile serves as the base for this garden-inspired                      Camouflage the edge of floral-foam
                                                                                        tile by pinning ornamental kale leaves
             design of spectacular cut flowers and miniature                            into the foam. Arrange cut flowers
             plants. The botanicals are arranged in a dense low                         and bare-root orchid plants in a low
             ground-cover style to create a natural centerpiece.                        ground-cover style to cover the surface
                                                                                        of the foam.
                                                                                        MATERIALS: Brassica ‘Dream Red’,
                                                                                        Dianthus ‘Green Ball’, Dianthus ‘Sweet
                                                                                        Magenta Bicolor’, dusty miller, dusty miller
                                                                                        ‘Serrated Silver Dust’ and snapdragon
                                                                                        ‘Potomac Crimson’ from Ball SB; Oasis
                                                                                                 Floral Foam Tile and Oasis Greening
                                                                                                      Pins from Smithers-Oasis North
                                                                                                        America; 2” Double Espresso
                                                                                                              Phalaenopsis orchid plants
                                                                                                                 from Silver Vase; reindeer
                                                                                                                         moss from supplier
                                                                                                                              of your choice.

             An assortment of Delphiniums and snap-
             dragons are arranged vertically as they might
             grow naturally in an English cottage garden.
             The thoughtful gradation of colors creates
             an ombre-inspired effect, with frayed ribbon
             bisecting the design and encircling the vase.

             how to:

             Encircle the midsection of an urn-style vase with several
             bands of a frayed-edge ribbon to add a bit of country
             charm to what otherwise could be considered too formal
             a container for this casual garden design.
             MATERIALS: Delphinium ‘Triton Light Blue’, ‘Triton Dark
             Blue’, ‘Ariel White’ and UA, ‘Potomac Early White’
             snapdragons and Dianthus ‘Sweet White’ from Ball SB;
             Frayed Anisha (Navy) from Lion Ribbon Company;
             7.5” Designer Urn (Slate) and Oasis Floral Foam Maxlife
             from Smithers-Oasis North America.

             20 / september 2017
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