How to Make a Mixed Bouquet
Note: These arrangements can easily be replicated with different flowers. See the Mix-and-Match Chart.
Loosely fill a tall, fluted vase with rose-geranium leaves. Add peonies in loose clusters toward one side, pom-pom-shaped allium to the other. Fill gaps with dark, variegated carnations. Place stems of columbine (yellow) and sweet pea (fuchsia) rising up and star-shaped clematis spilling down to one side. When finished, adjust the lengths, tucking some flowers deeper and pulling others long. This creates movement and gives the eye plenty to look at. Silver julep cup (similar to shown; 7 ½ inches high), $18, jamaligarden.com.