A Rich Rosy Bunch to DAZ­ZLE EV­ERY­ONE

En­hance the el­e­gance of any space with a bouquet that gives off an air of old Hol­ly­wood glam­our — it’s the per­fect cen­ter­piece for an Os­car view­ing party!

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In­spired by the lav­ish style of the red car­pet, top florists are mix­ing vel­vety roses with rich green­ery to cre­ate party-per­fect dis­plays. “Con­trast­ing the vi­brant roses and red-hued se­dum clus­ters with greens in a chic white vase forms an eye-catch­ing bunch,” says de­signer Alanna Drzyzga. “Plus, the swirling strands of grass draw the eye in while adding di­men­sion — it’s sure to im­press!”


Fill a tall white vase half­way with wa­ter. Cut 12 red roses, se­dum and leafy green­ery (like pit­tospo­rum ni­gra, shown) to 12 inches. Insert roses into the vase in clus­ters, then add se­dum and green­ery to form a re­laxed mound. Fin­ish by weav­ing strands of wispy grass (like the bear grass shown here, avail­able at gar­den cen­ters) through­out the bouquet and tuck in craft-store mush­rooms for un­ex­pected flair.


Bouquet fillers like green­ery and grass can last for weeks, but roses may droop pre­ma­turely. To re­vive them in a flash, try this pro florist trick: Fill a tub with warm wa­ter, then re-snip each wilted stem while hold­ing the stem un­der­wa­ter (to pre­vent wa­ter-block­ing air bub­bles from form­ing). Next, sub­merge the whole flower in the wa­ter for five min­utes for plumper, perkier roses!

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