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design of the month

              winter topiary

             Snow-white Alstroemerias and silvery accents unite
                          in a dazzling wintertime gathering.

                                                                                          Alabaster Alstroemerias are gathered into a topiary-style
                                                                                      design and glamorized with silvery, frost-inspired elements
                                                                                      that reflect the dazzling qualities of winter and the holiday
                                                                                      season. While the composition makes a radiant centerpiece
                                                                                      for winter nuptials, it’s also an ideal decoration for other sea-
                                                                                      sonal celebrations, including those to ring in the new year. sf

                                                                                                                     MATERIALS: Alstroemerias and ‘Green Ball’ Dianthuses from Fresca Farms;
                                                                                                                     Creative Coils and Aquafoam floral foam from Syndicate Sales; silver faux
                                                                                                                     berries and cube vase from favorite suppliers.

                                                               how to

                                                                                                                                                                               Arrange several stems of
                                                                                                                                                                               Alstroemerias (10 are shown
                                                                                                                                                                               here), in topiary fashion into
                                                                                                                                                                               a floral-foam-filled glass cube
                                                                                                                                                                               container. Tuck ‘Green Ball’
                                                                                                                                                                               Dianthuses around the base
                                                                                                                                                                               of the topiary “trunk.” Bind the
                                                                                                                                                                               Alstroemeria stems with deco-
                                                                                                                                                                               rative plastic tubing, and finish
                                                                                                                                                                               with silver faux berries.

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