CARNIVAL QUEEN – Pineapple lily arrangement
with Pineapple Lilies, Carnations, Alstroemeria, Viburnum
Ugh, January – the ‘Monday’ of the months. The holidays were SO last year, so we thought we’d whisk you away somewhere exotic this week with a fabulously fruity floral fiesta!
If this box were a cocktail it would definitely be a pina colada. Pineapple lilies are SO fun, and combined with hot pink carnations, tall and glossy viburnum stems and soft pink alstroemeria, you’re in for a tropical treat.
It’s the Carmen Miranda of the flower world – a party in a vase! So throw on some samba and shake your way into 2020!
Here’s what you’ll need.
1 bunch of pineapple lilies
5-7 stems of carnations
5 stems of alstroemeria
- greenery (we used glossy viburnum foliage)
a clear glass vase
sharp scissors or flower shears
1. Start with pineapple lilies
Start with a clean vase full of fresh water.
Add your pineapple lillies, crossing stems in the vase. Cut the ends just before popping into water to make sure they get a good drink.
2. Add greenery
Add a stem or two of glossy viburnum greenery to your vase, tucking it in at the sides and the back for height.
3. Cluster your flowers
Gather your carnations and alstroemeria into a posy, keeping some stems taller at the back.
4. Tuck in your posy
Measure your posy against your vase so that the shortest flower is just above the mouth of your vase. Trim off and nestle in carefully at the front of your arrangement.
5. Seeing double
Using your leftovers (in this case, vibrant foliage and a single pineapple lily), create a simple arrangement in a smaller vase.
6. Add sparkle to your home
Pop your two completed arrangements together in a cluster, an explosion of colour and honey scent.
Or add them wherever your home needs a sprinkling of colour, like a hallway table or side board, to take you into a bright new year!