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Aug
08
DIY Wednesday: A Cutting Garden Bouquet
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Flowers

By: Chelsea Fuss

Did you know that there are ‘cutting’ gardens and flower farms across the U.S. that allow you to come and cut your own flowers for a small fee?  If you’re hoping to save some money, go local, and you’re not set on a fixed palette, it’s a fun activity to do with your bridesmaids the day before the wedding! Below is a bouquet recipe that uses flowers commonly grown in cutting gardens. Catch more tips on taking this route over here.

Flower recipe:

1 large multi petaled aster, 5 small zinnias, 4 stems of mini marigolds “orange jem”, 3 stems of coreopsis, 2 stems of rudebeckia, 3 stems of dill, 2 stems of sweet pea, 3 stems of button asters, 2 stems of white cosmos

Step One: Remove leaves from the bottom half of the stems.

Step Two: Start with a few of the coreopsis stems and let their natural arch help create the shape of your bouquet. Keep the heavier flowers like the large aster, at the bottom of the bouquet. Turn the bouquet to the right each time you add a flower and keep the bouquet secure in one hand as you arrange it.

Step Three: Secure the bouquet with twine, check for anything you’d like to change or add, and then secure it again. Tie off with a bright ribbon!

So pretty, bright and simple!

Photos and Floral Styling by Chelsea Fuss

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