Despite my lack of motivation to arrange flowers this season, I have managed to pick up a few new skills. After my first success with a fresh flower wreath, I decided to try making another – this time using gladiolus!
I began the process exactly how I did when I created the fresh ranunculus wreath that can be found here on the blog. This time I set to work using various gladiolus. As you can see above, I wanted the main color scheme to be white, coral, and that lovely green. I quickly found, however, that I was running out of flowers!
Before the wreath was completed, I ended up adding bright bursts of purple in the form of ‘Doppio Allegretta Mix’ petunias as well as some really vibrant ‘Doublini Blue’ lisianthus. Though the color was not what had initially imagined, I can’t help but feel that this was a success.
Thankfully, my dad was visiting and helped hold the huge (30 inches) wreath up for a photo. Though the flowers and wreath are very secure, it’s still somewhat heavy. In the future, I think I’ll buy another wreath form to make sure that it easily holds its shape under the weight of the flowers.
What do you think? Was this a success? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! Thank you so much for visiting the blog!