Thursday, May 10, 2012
Create Style: Lilac Centerpiece
With masses of lilacs available to us, I created this table top centerpiece on our shoot.
You can make this: Old Vintage crates or wood boxes are fabulous containers for flowers, especially larger blooms, like lilacs. Fill the crate with large jars or plastic containers of water. Place a large hurricane in the center. Add the lilacs and anything else that is growing in the garden like Pansies, Tulips or flowering branches.
Cutting the lilacs: To get the most longevity from your cut lilacs: cut the bottom of the woody branch with a sharp knife slicing vertically for a few inches down the stem exposing the center of the branch that drinks the water.
Learn about The Shelburne Museum Lilac Festival: Shelburnemuseum.org