The Perfect Shrub For DIY Bouquets & Arrangements

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If you are like me, the winter months can become frustrating with the lack of floral fodder from the garden close at hand to create indoor arrangements. Craft stores, florists, and even your local grocery store have plenty of floral supplies to help you fill the house with blooms, but for the true DIYer who enjoys building their own centerpieces, the right floral accent to make your designs stand out is as close as your local garden center. Why not save some money in the long term, and plant the perfect “ting” alternative in your very own yard?

There is a great plant on the market that has become a favorite in the florist industry for winter weddings and crafts. It is easy to grow, and available a many garden centers now across the country. This fabulous find is Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick.

Decorator Designs For Every Season:

  • Spring: Mix curly stems into a tall vase of Daffodils, and hang Easter eggs and neatly strung spring cut-outs from the boughs.
  • Summer: Prune smaller branches off the shrub, pick the leaves off, and use the twigs in place of ‘ting’
  • Fall: Prune longer, firmer branches to fit into a clear, square vase.  Fill the vase with bird seed, and dangle tiny gourds on string from the branches for a quirky Autumn centerpiece.
  • Winter: Use long pruned branches in cylinder glasses to dangle hanging votive candle holders and crystals for a bright New Years Display.

Winter Floral The Perfect Shrub For DIY Bouquets & Arrangements

When you use this shrub for bouquets and designs, pruning it back regularly, this is an easy to please bush that can thrive in a well fertilized large pot. Keep the soil moist, and enjoy this amazing bush.  Indoors or out, this is one garden find you won’t regret purchasing!

Photo’s Courtesy of: missyxlovesxyou,

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  1. [...] Uses for the pruned boughs should be easy to find. The wood is perfect for use in floral arrangements, and seasonal centerpieces. For four season of floral ideas with Walking Stick read The Perfect Shrub For DIY Bouquets and Arrangements. [...]

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