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!
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!”
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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!