DIY ~ April Showers Gathering Vase Bouquet

45 Minutes

Imagine a lovely cutting garden full of color and scent and then put it into a vase, that's what I did! This more traditional bouquet style is designed by placing the tallest flowers in first (larkspur), then adding and layering by height : stock, alstroemeria, daisy mums, waxflowers,tulips, ranunculus, with sweet peas and ferns added to "frame" the bouquet. Tiny paper umbrellas give homage to the "April Showers" theme. Anyone can do this, it's as if you went out to the cutting garden and snipped off your favorites.
April Showers Gathering Vase Bouquet
Daisy Mums
tiny paper umbrellas for "April Showers"
Sweet Peas

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Barb Rosen

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Sue Miler
    on Jun 4, 2016

    Do they need full sun?

    • Barb Rosen
      on Jun 4, 2016

      @Sue Miler ~ no, they are cut flowers gathered in a bouquet to take inside or out as a centerpiece.

  • Barrie Templeton
    on Jun 13, 2016

    If we are to try to grow any of these, we need growing zone information. In our area, Peonies are hardy, but I don't think English tea roses can survive the winter.

    • Barb Rosen
      on Jun 13, 2016

      These are purchased flowers made into a bouquet, Barrie. I suggest you google each flower you like to see recommended growing conditions and practices for your particular zone.

  • Diane
    on May 21, 2020

    I have never had luck with these?? How is best way to grow Ranunculus? I also need to transplant poppy is that hard??? Ty!

    • Barb Rosen
      on May 21, 2020

      These flowers were all purchased from a florist for making a spring bouquet, Diane. Best idea would be to Google some info on planting and growing Ranunculus & Poppies as I grow neither one in my garden.

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  • Carey
    on Sep 7, 2016

    When I was a little girl, my Mom had a row of sweet peas planted beside our house, and I was allowed to pick as many as I wanted. My favorite pastime was picking flowers to take to my Mommy and the neighbor ladies! Esp. on May day when we could make little paper baskets, fill them with flowers, and hang them on the neighbors doors, ring the bell and run hide to watch them find their flowers! What special memories the still have for me. A gift from my Mom!

    • Stamps
      on May 22, 2020

      Aweeeee, so sweet !!!!

      No one knows what others are going through and it's best to treat all with kindness. Such a nice gesture from the little boy. God Bless him !!!

  • Barb Rosen
    on May 28, 2019

    Absolutely! What a wonderful story, Anne!

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