Roses and Redbuds: Arranging with Tree Branches

Monday, March 23, 2015



It is becoming a beautiful spring season and the redbud trees are blossoming bright.  The spectacular violet pink of their flowers inspired me to create this arrangement of branches, pink jasmine from the garden and a $5 bunch of roses from our local Trader Joe's.  


I began by clipping a few branches from a redbud tree.  They are contorted by nature and the flowers are fragile so it is necessary to place them in the vase before adding the other elements.  


I chose a sculptural cement container to ground the arrangement and balance the sprawl of the branches.  After placing the redbuds, roses were added and a few sprigs of pink jasmine to fill in the empty spaces.


In addition to introducing a pop of color into our dining room, this arrangement also had a lovely spring scent.  The jasmine is extremely fragrant and its sweetness filled the room...

4 comments:

  1. Such beautiful spring colours Lisa and I love your container! I had to look up redbud tree and can see it is something I could grow in my garden - there is always room for a beautiful tree!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I received the container as a gift years ago and have treasured it ever since... Also, the redbud is a beautiful specimen tree, but I still haven't figured out why they are called redbuds when they are clearly bright pink- not red! I'm sure it will look beautiful in your garden.

      Lisa

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  2. Love the bright vibrant colors and the combination of the roses with the redbud branches! I can't wait for my redbud to bloom.
    xo Sally

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    1. Our redbud tree bloomed early this year and the flowers didn't last long. I was happy to have the branches in this arrangement before they were covered with leaves. I hope your tree blooms soon!

      Lisa

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