Learn to make a stunning yellow centrepiece with lemons! The focus of the arrangement is all about the texture of the different florals that include dahlias, lisianthus, yarrow flowers, safflowers and billy balls. The lemons add an extra pop of colour and create even more visual interest, while at the same time hiding the floral foam that holds the flowers. You can easily replace the lemons with other citrus fruits, for example, limes or oranges.
Check out the video tutorial for a step-by-step walk-through to create this lovely centrepiece with lemons!
More flower arranging projects
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- Darling Dahlia Bouquets
- Halloween Flower Pots and Drip Candles
- Cute Apple Vases
- Sparkly Winter Fairy Garden
- Romantic Hand-Tied Bouquet
- Spring Flower Arrangement in Soft Pastels
- Pretty Floral Decorating Ideas for Easter
- Gift Posy and Printable Cards
- Lavender Wreath
The Polperro Lemon series
Centrepiece with Lemons
You can prepare this recipe with fresh or dried lavender, just make sure it’s culinary lavender intended for consumption.
- 6 light yellow dahlias
- 7 yellow yarrow flowers
- 7 white lisianthus
- 3 green and white straw flowers
- 3 yellow polyantha roses
- 3 safflowers (Carthamus)
- 3 yellow coneflowers (Echinacea) or brown-eyed Susans
- 7 billy balls (Craspedia)
- 4 – 5 lemons
- 15 cm (6 in) round floral foam
- 18 cm (7 in) round glass bowl
- 25 cm (10 in) round glass bowl
- paring knife
- cutting board
- garden shears
- florist knife
1) Prep the vases
Place the floral foam, which has been soaked in lukewarm water for at least 30 minutes, into the smaller vase, and then put the smaller vase into the larger one. We recommend using a smaller vessel inside a larger glass container to keep the fruits and flowers separated since the acidity of the lemons can shorten the vase life of the flowers.
Tip: While we sued round vases, you can also adapt this technique for other shapes of vases and containers.
2) Cut and arrange the lemons
Cut 4 to 5 lemons into 1/2 a centimetre or 1/4 of inch-thick slices and wedge them in between the two containers to keep them in place. Line the inside of the vase with layers of lemon slices until no more floral foam is showing.
3) Prep the flowers
Remove all but the top most leaves form all flower stems.
4) Arrange the flowers
Shorten the stems and start arranging the flowers, so they hang forward over the edge of the vase. Work your way around the container and then fill up the middle of the arrangement. Mix the flowers often to create an interesting and varied look, and try to form a domed shape. As a final touch, add a few Billy balls here and there into the centrepiece.
Materials: lemons, dahlias, yarrow flowers, lisianthus, straw flowers, polyantha roses, safflowers (Carthamus), coneflowers, billy balls
Storage and longevity
The lemon slices will look fresh for three days, the flowers for up to a week if the arrangement is displayed in a cooler place out of direct sunlight.
Free Printable Cookie Box
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