Making Arrangements: Captivating Camellias

Camellias are budding up in warmer zones right now which is a great reminder that it’s the ideal season for planting these easy and unfussy shrubs with their rose-like pink, white, red, or striped blooms.

Need some inspiration? Here are four of the most romantic ways to use these petal-packed blooms in cut flower arrangements.

floatinglassesOne and Done

Doesn’t get much simpler than this! Buy a box of those stemless wineglasses, fill with cool water, and float cut Apple Blossom Camellia flowers. Set a line of them down the length of a dining room table for an informal touch.

mixandmatchMix and Match

Stuffed to overflowing, this vase of two different fall-blooming sasanqua camellias (red ‘Yuletide’ and pink ‘Shishi Gashira‘) is made up of branches cut long so that the glossy leaves get their due too.

painterlyWinter Flower Story 

Foraged from the yard, this Renaissance painting worthy display of berries, kumquats, amaryllis blooms and Alba Plena Camellia would bring depth and drama to the winter tablescape.

deburantev2 Best for Bedside

Imagine waking up to a low bowl (we love the contrast here of hard metal and fragile blooms) massed with the light pink, peony style blooms of Debutante Camellia, one of earliest to bloom. Sigh.

Image Credits:

Top: Plinth et al

1.fieldofflowers; 2.; 3. original source unknown; 4.

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