And so we’ve arrived at that weird time of the year, where Winter is not quite over and Spring is only just teasing us with tiny hints of colour in unexpected pockets.

Cheeky yellow daffodils are popping up here and there, tiny buds are forming on the bare branches, and yet, woe betide if you accidentally leave home without your jacket.

Kale and Snapdragon Spring Arrangement DIY

And while we are still a few weeks away from the abundance that is Spring there’s a LOT to celebrate about being stuck between seasons, with beautiful early blossom branches available to mix up with winter favourites.

That’s exactly what you’ll find in this week’s fun transeasonal box! Winter stars like deeply hued snapdragons, snowy kale, and small branches of privet, dripping with berries. All mixed up with a hint of spring blossoms from this week’s peach branches!

Kale and Snapdragon Spring Winter Arrangement How To

This week’s selection is easy to style, simply gather your snapdragons and kale into a posy, a few sprigs of peach at the back for height, and pop straight into a vase.

Catch Phil on this week’s video to see how it’s done!

Kale and Snapdragon Spring Arrangement

Styling Instructions – Spring Kale and Snapdragon Arrangement

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • A bunch of kale, snapdragons and peach blossom branches

  • Greenery such as eucalyptus, ivy berry or privet

  • Flower shears or secateurs

  • A sturdy vase and fresh water

Step 1 - trim away any lower leaves

1. Prep your stems

Trim away any lower leaves that might fall below the water line. Simply pull leaves away with your fingers.

Step 2 - Start with Kale

2. Kale

Start your posy by nesting your kale stems together. This will be the focal point of your arrangement.

Step 3 - Add height with snapdragons

3. Snapdragons and Peach Blossom

Tuck in your snapdragons towards the back of your posy, leaving a couple slightly taller than the others.

Nestle in some tall lengths of peach blossom for height.

Step 4 - trim your bunch

4. Trim and place

Once you’re roughly happy with your bunch, trim off to the same length and your posy in a vase with lots of fresh water.

Step 5 - tuck in privet

5. Privet

Tuck in branches of privet berry at the sides.

Tip! If you prefer, you can remove any greenery from the privet before using, for a clean look.

Step 6 - Use leftovers to create a mini vase

6. Happy days!

Pop any leftovers or casualties in a little glass jar or vase (perfect for your bathroom).

Place your spanking gorgeous arrangement up on your kitchen bench or dining table and enjoy the best of Spring AND Winter!

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About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.