vivacious variety

A dozen distinctive ways to present roses using three of the industry’s most popular vessels.
Designs by Talmage McLaurin, AIFD

With the abundance of gorgeous rose varieties on the market today, from spray and sweetheart varieties to popular hybrid teas and fanciful garden roses, Americans’ favorite flower can be presented in more ways than ever this Valentine’s Day. Using rose varieties our sources tell us are the ones to look for this year, these arrangements offer practical yet inventive ways to showcase flowers in three of the floral industry’s most popular containers: garden urns, cubes and clay pots.

curly cues
Arranged inside a heavy iron urn, two varieties of roses in orange hues take on a decidedly masculine feel along with Leucadendrons, which pick up the colors of the urn. A duo of fern shoots creates a naturally artistic heart shape, the curves of which mimic the distinctive handles of the urn.


MATERIALS:
‘Voodoo’ roses (Schreurs) and ‘Cinnamon’ roses (Olij Breeding B.V.) from Esmeralda Farms; ‘Safari Sunset’ Leucadendrons and fern shoots (Uluhe) from Hawaii Florists & Shippers Association; Cast Iron Regents Urn with Handles from Jackson Pottery.
 

... To view 11 more designs from this article, look to the January 2010 issue of Florists' Review.

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