Here’s a DIY floral arrangement inspired by Easter egg radishes, an heirloom variety that comes in shades of pink, red, purple, and white and resembles the colored eggs of the season.
Read on for materials and step-by-step instructions:
Photography by Alexa Hotz.
What You’ll Need:
- Two bunches of Easter egg radishes
- A bunch of fresh sage
- A bunch of white sweet pea flowers
- A bunch of hearty white ranunculus
- A small round vase or two; for suggestions, see 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Glass Vases Under $30.
- Gardening scissors (shown above, Ikebana Scissors).
Above: Create a foundation using a few stems of ranunculus and sage foliage.
Above: Layer in your sweet pea stems, cutting most of them low enough to fill out the vase, with a few left longer and wilder. Add the ranunuclus, which act as face flowers, in groupings and at varying levels to show off the face of the flowers.
Above: Multicolored Easter egg radishes from my local greengrocer.
Be sure your radishes are well cleaned and pull off any foliage that has yellowed or has a nibbled-on look.
Above: Add the radishes by tucking the greens into the vase or lightly placing them in between the sweet pea and ranunculus.
Above: The wilder the look, the better.
Above: Two small arrangements are ideal for an Easter table setting.
For more ideas about how to decorate with vegetables, go to Tabletop: Seasonal Potager Centerpiece and Steal This Look: Babel Restaurant in Cape Town.
N.B.: This post originally was published on April, 3 2012 on Remodelista.
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