Sunflower and Hydrangea Tutorial

September 2015

Late blooming summer flowers are the stars of this cheerful, fresh floral arrangement. Follow our step by step tutorial below on how to make it.

Sunflower and Hydrangea Arrangement - Late Summer

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Step 1. For this arrangement you will need a large cylinder glass vase, floral tape, floral knife, floral food, scissors, mini sunflowers, hydrangeas, greenery and burlap.

Step 2. Prepare a grid on the vase using the floral tape. Make sure that no part of your vase is wet before placing the tape on the vase. The grid makes it much easier to arrange the flowers and provides for better placement.

Step 3. Make sure to always use the flower food provided with the flowers. Pour the whole packet into the vase and fill with water.

Step 4. Since this is a rather tall vase, remove any foliage from the bottom stems. If foliage is left on the stem and then placed in water, a bacteria will form that will shorten the life of the flowers.

Steps 5 - 8

Step 5. Begin adding greenery to start the form of the arrangement. Try looking around your own yard for some interesting greenery. We used some great limelight hydrangeas from our backyard. But don’t cut too many or next year your plant will not produce as many. Depending on the time of year of your cut, the blooms may already be set for next year.

Step 6. These Sweet Bay Magnolia leaves will create a bit of drama in the arrangement. If you don’t have one of these in your yard, look at other trees and bushes for inspiration.

Step 7. Once you have the form loosely set, you can begin to add the flowers. We love how these mini sunflowers add a pop of color against all of the greens and textures.

Step 8. The finishing touch – we wrapped a bit of burlap around the vase to create a rustic look.

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