Winter White Arrangement

Winter can be dull and dreary for many of us -- why not brighten your day with glowing white flowers from! In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne designs with an exquisite selection of white blossoms, including fragrant 'Ohara' garden roses, nerine lilies, hydrangeas, and cypress foliage. This design is foam-free and very long lasting. Enjoy!

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In the winter months, the days are shorter, it's darker. What could be better than white flowers to brighten the day? With this, gorgeous roses, and nerines, it's perfect. Let me show you how it's done.

The materials. Everything from Started with some winter cypress. The blue-gray color is so grand and beautiful, draping on the tips. Then white O'Hara garden roses, a nice pure white and very long-lasting. Then a surprise. White nerine lilies, so stately and elegant. Then to add support, some white hydrangea.

To support, I filled the vase with water already mixed with flower food and a little bit of floral netting, just to give me a little bit of control. Don't need a lot though, because the hydrangeas themselves end up working like an armature, supporting everything else. I just remove the leaves, leaving some but most of it off. Then giving it a cut and placing it down in deeply. Repeating. I would use three or four, depending on the mouth size of your vase. Then come back with the cypress and let it drape outward, using longer stems, breaking it down, taking off anything that's going to be below the water, and then letting it extend beyond the sides of the vase.

When the white roses arrived, they were so tight, so fresh. That's the benefit of buying direct from the farm. But I let them open. I left them out and waited a few days. These roses are actually three days old, so you can see they're full and luxurious now. When you order your roses, you want to think about “when do you need them?” and buy them early enough, because they come to you so fresh that you're going to have to wait for them to bloom out and be glorious.

The final touch. The beautiful nerines. They're so stately and elegant and tall over the top, and they're delicate, so you can make them be a little bit taller. Let them dance above. They almost look like snowflakes over the top of the roses. Adding just a little delicate touch, the icing on the cake.

The recipe. Everything from Ten of the fabulous nerine lilies, 12 white O'Hara roses, three white hydrangea, and half a bunch of the cypress. You can see it creates a very, very luxurious, long-lasting arrangement.

One last tip. Especially with white flowers, if you want them to last well, spray it down with Crowning Glory. Just cover everything. It will seal in the moisture and keep them alive so much longer. You'll find more inspiration and more education on the website, Flower School .com. If you have questions, you can reach us through there. Now it's your turn. Find some fabulous white flowers. Create an arrangement. Then take a picture, post it on social media and hashtag Floral Design Institute. That way we all can see what you do as you do something you love.

  • Crowning Glory Individual Pack 32 ounce spray bottle
    Crowning Glory Individual Pack 32 ounce spray bottle
  • Fresh Flower Food Individual Pack 10 ounce tub
    Fresh Flower Food Individual Pack 10 ounce tub
  • Quick Dip Individual Pack One Pint
    Quick Dip Individual Pack One Pint