Monday, 14 June 2010

Topiary Tree Flower Arrangement

I so enjoyed the workshop I attended earlier in the month when I made the topiary tree design, that on impulse this afternoon I made another.


We had to go into town today, so popped into the small supermarket where I bought the lovely Sweet Williams and a bunch of roses.

I used sprigs of bay from a tree in my garden, and for a filler I used variegated pittosporum.

It took me half an hour to make

And only cost £6 for the flowers.
It actually looked nice without the flowers in it, so I might make a smaller one with just foliage from the garden.

It makes the lounge smell wonderful

9 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

You are sooooo clever - that is beautiful ... bet you would pay more than 6 pounds for something like that in a florist and it would n't be half as nice!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I bet that's gorgeous with the bay leaves, too. Love it, Lottie! Linda's right - it would cost a fortune from a Florist and it wouldn't be as good.

sam21ski said...

It looks stunning Lottie and all in half an hour, that's fab and such a reasonable price too, you'll have to sell them xxxxx

Createology said...

You truly have an eye for the placement of flowers and foliage. This is beautiful and on a budget. So clever of you. Happy creating...

Tracy Evans said...

This is stunning and a great bargain, can you imagine how much you would pay for that in a florist. I love my garden, and using foliage and other bits and bobs from the garden is wonderful for arrangements in the home. Think I may have to do more after seeing your achievement. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

Angelnorth said...

Looks fantastic Lottie and I can almost smell it from here (haven't seen Sweet William for yonks!)!

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Lottie this is fantastic and what a bargain. I bet it smells wonderful. HugsxxChrisB

Sandie's Patch said...

Lovely topiary tree, I can imagine it looking pretty good using just foliage as you mentioned, maybe with variagated ivy trailing...wish I had more time to have a go!
Regarding the 'magic wallet' in your previous post, it remind me of the milkman from when I was a young girl, he had one and it fascinated me. He was also our window cleaner and had a diferent Magic wallet for that job.
Memories eh?

Sandie xx

Melinda Cornish said...

wow, it is gorgeous!!!!