Easter Flowers – Philippa Craddock on Flower Arrangement for Easter
Easter is a time to embrace all things spring, whether it’s spending more time in nature or enjoying beautiful flowers in your home.
As the seasons change and the weather begins to warm up, you may be thinking about how to inject life and color into your home after the cold, dark winter months.
Flowers offer a quick and charming solution to give your home that cheerful springtime feel it needs. But, knowing which flowers to choose and how to arrange them can seem overwhelming.
Here has Good Housekeeping, we spoke to florist Philippa Craddock for her top tips on all things Easter flowers. Famous for her work with high-profile clients, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and fashion house Dior, here she shares her top tips for Easter flower arranging…
What colors will be most popular for Easter flowers this year?
Easter flowers this year will be dominated by deep yellows. This will allow flower arrangements to appear strong, bold, bright and positive.
What flowers will be popular?
Seasonal flowers will continue to be popular. They are the most durable, can be purchased locally, and will give you the longest life.
Narcissi are classics, both in pots and as cut flowers. If you put them in vibrant and waterproof containers, you can easily create a new design for this year. Tulips are also in season – look for double tulips, with full, fluffy petals. We can also expect to see delicate lilies with their heady, incredible fragrance, and lilacs in vibrant purples and pure whites, with their mass of small flower clusters.
For something a little more architectural, try large vases filled with flowers. I have step-by-step guides for these design ideas on my website diary.
How can people create a beautiful tablescape with Easter flowers?
The easiest and quickest (and often the most impactful) way is to create a series of small, grouped templates. Use small bud vases of varying sizes, filled with a series of mixed stems, placed at staggered heights. Mix them with a mass of candles, at different heights, incorporating both tealights and tapered dining candles.
How to create an Easter basket with Easter flowers?
Use any basket and add a leak-proof inner container. Place wire mesh inside the container and fill with water. Place a mass of rods, forming a rough, asymmetrical shape, covering all the mechanics.
We recently created a charity tutorial, with 100% of proceeds going to charity, using a shopping cart to create an impactful design; although too large for a table, the methods and techniques are similar for a smaller table-sized design.
If not, how can Easter flowers be used at home?
Easter wreaths are a great idea, using the same techniques as creating a festive wreath. Use a wicker base, a mass of greenery, and secure dwarf narcissus bulbs to create a design with good longevity.
What mood do you think people will be looking to create with their Easter flowers this year?
I predict we’ll look to keep our designs simple, emphasizing bright and uplifting colors, while balancing with a sense of calm.
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