Fun With Flowers From Israel
The same kind of look with kochia and bright flowers can be created in your vase arrangements.
For example here is an incredible vase arrangement stylized in a mint julep cup. Mint julep cups can be taller or shorter. They can be made of metal. On the other hand, there are some wonderful plastic imitations available. Regardless of the kind of mint julep cup you choose, the arrangement that results using kochia can really be dramatic.
Kochia makes a wonderful frame for a design. It provides dynamic contrast with bright and colorful blooms. In the earlier wedding bouquet it provided a radiating effect. Here we are using it as a doily around the base of our design. I believe that it works quite well with the silvery color of the container.
For contrast: In this case we are still using a few ranunculus as we did in the bouquet. But we are also adding roses, some yellow Israeli ornithogalum dubium and a few green trick dianthus blooms. A beautiful design stylized with Israeli content.
The resulting design can be created to be viewed all the way around, or could be modified into a one sided piece.
It could be used alone, or numbers of them could be placed in groupings.
It works well as a table centerpiece, mantle decoration, entry hall design, or even on a side table in a bedroom or living room.
It also would be appropriate for a wide range of holiday design expression from Christmas and New year to even Easter!
Here are the two designs for contrast and comparison.
Try this approach in your floral art! You'll really like it!!
The following pages contain still photographs of a variety of very neat designs incorporating Blooming of Beloits' wonderful flowers from Israel.
Click on Page eight below to continue exploring this part of the gallery!