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