- A mix of fragrant eucalyptus, oak, pistachia, fern and mimosa, or simply choose your favourite foliage from the garden.
- A mix of berries such as hypericum and rosehips.
- Burnt orange roses including cherry brandy.
- Peachy orange roses like vuvuzela.
- Dahlias, asclepiad and brassica.
- First, place a newspaper on your table to catch any stems and waste. This will save time when cleaning up.
- Condition and trim all flowers and foliage stems. Lay these out carefully in individual piles so you are organised from the beginning.
- Create a mixed dome by crossing and turning your loose foliage as you add each stem. This will create a good shape and frame for your flowers.
- Place the roses in next, ensuring all angles are visible in your crystal vase.
- Next, add in the berries, dahlias, asclepias and brassica around the roses, making sure your flowers can be seen above the foliage.
- Once your flowers are sitting perfectly in your vase, cut the stems according to the vase height and tie off with complementary binding.
- Finally, sit back and admire your beautiful Thanksgiving arrangement.
Ruth Recommends :
- As Thanksgiving is a busy time, make sure to prepare and create your flower display a day or two before the big day.
- Invest in a pair of floristry scissors. These are available in garden centres and florists.
- Keep your arrangement in a cool place until the day of Thanksgiving, to ensure it is perfect.
- Enjoy the process of making your very own floral arrangement and be proud of your achievement!