This post will detail how to make a Simple and Sweet Wildflower Summer Bouquet – No Cost Flower Arrangement.
Do you love free, simple, wildflower arrangements?
Are you doing your best to social distance and limit trips to essentials?
So, I put together some fun summer flower arrangements that you can create without entering a single store!
Past Flower Arrangement Posts
I’ve blogged before on flower arrangements, so check them out: Three Flowers To Create a Beautiful Flower Arrangement , DIY Birdbath Succulent Garden, and Affordable DIY Spring Floral Arrangement Spring
Tennessee Backroads Wildflowers
Recently, I went home to Tennessee to visit my family. If you’ve wondered what puts the southern in Southern Nell, well, now you know.
There’s not much I find as beautiful as a simple, scenic, Tennessee backroad. Lucky me! Directly behind my Mom and Dad’s place, runs a somewhat less traveled backroad filled with Tennessee’s natural beauty.
Simple and Sweet Wildflower Summer Bouquet – No Cost Flower Arrangement
You can create a beautiful floral centerpiece, almost as gorgeous as one you’d purchase at the florist, and never leave your home, or at least never leave your neighborhood, and you won’t have to spend a penny.
Then, by clipping a couple of focal flowers from your yard (or your Mom’s yard) you’ll have a proper flower arrangement to enjoy several days without visiting a single store.
List of Wildflowers for the Bouquets
Here are the exact wildflowers and greens as I found them. They were growing wild on the side of the road. I admired them as I jogged past, and two days later, I took my camera and scissors to create this post.
- Queen Anne’s Lace
- Autumn Olive Bush
- Bitter Sneezeweed
- Prairie Fleabane
Focal Flowers for This Summer Centerpiece
The wildflowers make really sweet arrangements by themselves. Still, you can bump up the wow factor with a few focal flowers. I added my Mom’s prize “Let’s Dance Blue Danube Hydrangeas”, and the Rose of Sharon my Dad rescued from a work site decades ago. That’s when the magic happens.
The Focal Flowers of Summer
- Rose of Sharon
The blog I linked here, uses three hydrangeas to create a simple arrangement. This arrangement is a little more involved showcasing focal flowers, secondary flowers, and filler flowers and greenery.
Steps to Creating an Elegant Summer Arrangement:
- Collect the tools you’ll need: Scissors, Container/Vase, Water, and Flowers
- Remove the leaves that would be submerged in the water
- Fill your vase at least 1/2 full of water. In my arrangement, I used three smaller vases inside the large soup tureen.
- Add the focal flowers, odd numbers work best. Be sure they are spread out. Mom’s gorgeous blue/purple hydrangea were perfect for the job. Cut the stems at a diagonal to support ability to soak up water, and vary the heights. Generally, the flowers should be around one and one half the height of the container.
- Criss-crossing the stems will help create a base that will help support the additional flowers
- Add the smaller flowers following the shape you created with the focal flowers
- Filler flowers or greenery will help fill any empty areas you see in the bouquet
Creating a Wildflower Arrangement – Photo Tour
I chose to build the larger summer flower arrangement in a soup tureen I gifted my Mom over 25 years ago. To help corral the flowers I placed three smaller jars inside.
Strawberries are always a great idea for a summer tablescape, but more importantly for a delicious summer treat!
The only thing better than these beautiful flowers is visiting all my family…oh, and eating Ma’s cooking….., oh, and solving all the world’s problems with Daddy, ….oh, and long walks with my sister…oh, and dodging the devil horse in the pasture, oh, and……
P.S. I sure missed seeing my brother and his family this trip. They are battling Covid-19. Next time Vanatta Family!
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I sourced some of Mom’s Dishes for you. She loves the Pioneer Woman. You can see some of the dishes on the hutch in the background. The beautiful scalloped china was purchased on a Gatlinburg trip years ago. I tried to find it, but it’s no longer available. I’ve sourced some similar looks.
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