Create Your Sunny Sunflower Bouquet
by Reba Berge, Tastemaker in Residence
How to Arrange your Sunny Sunflower Bouquet
Step 1: Gather your Materials
Hard-goods: garden shears or knife, flower preservative, water, vase, raffia
Focal Flowers: 3 Sunflowers
Secondary Flowers: 2 Purple Millet
Foliage: 1 spiral eucalyptus
Step 2: Remove any lower leaves to create clean stems
Step 3: Fill your vase 3/4 full of water, mixing in the flower preservative until fully dissolved.
Step 4: Start by inserting your foliage by crisscrossing each stem. Cut each lateral of the eucalyptus to create an individual stem. You will have approximately 3 stems. Be sure to cut each stem at a diagonal before inserting it into the vase.
Step 5: Add in your focal flowers, starting with the tallest and smallest sunflower. As a rule of thumb, the tallest sunflower should be inserted 1.5 x’s the height of your vase.
Step 6: Add in the finishing touch by tying a simple raffia bow around the neck of the vase.