Did you know that today is the start of a new moon? Whether you’re a stargazer or not, some believe it to be the time of new ideas and new beginnings. A time to feel renewed, create something new and enjoy solitude and reflective time.
That sounds pretty good to us! And there’s nothing that feels as refreshing or mindful as taking a little time out to create something beautiful – like a flower arrangement for your home. And this week we have a once-in-a-blue-moon treat: a big bunch of stunning lilac roses, fragrant lavender, and delicate fronds of acacia.
This week, keep things full and simple, with a great cluster of roses, and acacia in a simple low vase, and watch them bloom over the week. Save a couple of stems of lavender for your bedside table, so you can drift off to sweet dreams, and wake up to that beautiful calming fragrance, and look forward to the fresh new day to come.
Here’s what you’ll need.
A bunch of pink or lilac roses
Acacia (wattle) foliage
Flower shears or secateurs
A sturdy vase and fresh water
1. Start with acacia
Start with your acacia, trimming away leaves that will sit below the water line. Create a foliage base by crossing a couple of stems in your vase, this will provide the general frame and shape for your arrangement.
2. Add roses
Strip the lower leaves from your roses and start to add them one by one, trimming off the stem just before popping it into the fresh water for a drink!
3. Arrange roses into a cluster
Arrange your roses into a loose cluster that looks like you’ve simply gathered an armful of beauties from the garden!
4. Pop those petals!
If you love the garden rose look, and are impatient for your roses to bloom, you can make your roses pop by gently curling back the outer leaves. You’ll get full bloom volume, and it won’t affect how long your roses last.
Pull away the lower foliage from your lavender stems (and breathe in that gorgeous scent!).
Nestle in a few stems here and there throughout your arrangement.
6. Blooming beauty!
Enjoy your gorgeous creation! This one is lovely in a hallside table so it catches your eye, every time you walk by.