Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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A burst of summer for your table

SOAK floral foam that has been cut to fit your container. Carefully insert flowers,
leaves and foliage to fully cover the foam. Experiment using different lengths of both flowers and foliage.

Usher summer into your home by bringing in some garden freshness and breathing new life into your table. You can start by realizing there’s more than meets the eye while shopping for produce in the supermarket. Also give another look at the things you have and use in your kitchen.

Wheatgrass, readily available by the tray, resembles a patch of overgrown grass. The can be used just that way or cut to size.

CAREFULLY insert a few small flowers into patches of wheat grass for an instant centerpiece

Here, we use it as is. To protect the table’s surface, cut a clear plastic sheet measured to the wheatgrass tray’s bottom.


For variety, insert a few flowers in the patch, securing wet floral foam pieces to the bottom of your cut flowers.

An old soup tureen makes for an interesting container for a summer arrangement. Here, soaked floral foam was fitted inside, and bright green flowers, smaller blooms and dill herb were arranged, as well.

Other options


Pile up bright colored produce such as yellow lemons or green limes.

Pick a variety of leaves from your garden, enough to fill out your container with an arrangement of lush greens.

ALTERNATE centerpieces on a long table runner

Other container options:

  • Silver or ceramic teapots
  • Crystal or glass decanters
  • Dumpling steamers
  • Copper pots
  • Serving tray
  • Water pitchers

Fruit bowls


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