Garden Tea Cup

Garden Teacup

Garden Teacup

March Hare: Why don’t you start at the beginning?
Mad Hatter: Yes and when you reach the end… Stop.

 

I love a good tea party as much as the next girl, especially one in the garden!  What better way to combine the two than to design a beautiful Garden Teacup filled with flowers from my garden. Along with being a gardener, I am also a florist and have been for over 25 years. One of the things as a florist I have always tried to do whenever possible is to use flowers from my garden in my arrangements. Even if it is just greenery. Like this teacup arrangement overflowing with roses, hydrangea, alstomeria, love in a mist, delphinium and shasta daisies. Then tied with a harlequin midori ribbon on the handle, and don’t forget the saucer!  What a unique way to bring the garden indoors.

Make Your Own Garden Teacup

If you would like to try your hand at making your own Garden Teacup all you need is a piece of floral foam cut to the size of your teacup and soaked in water. I add 1/2 t. of bleach to the water to keep the flowers fresher longer. Place foam securely in your cup and make sure it fits snugly. Next choose the flowers you like from your garden, not too large but with strong stems. Place small pieces of greenery around the outside edge of the cup into the foam and a couple in the middle.  Add your flowers cutting the stems so that they are taller in the middle of the cup and gradually get shorter near the outer edges. Fill in any empty spots with more greenery and tie a bow to the handle.  That’s all there is to it!  Now you have your own Garden Teacup for your own floral tea party. Cookie anyone?

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