Apples and Roses

I know that this is a waste of perfectly good apples….but I could not resist putting them into an arrangement.  It smells so ridiculously good!

The recipe for this design is pretty simple: farmer’s market apples and roses (one dozen peachy-pink, one dozen dark red), green hydrangea from the garden, and bits of old wisteria vine.  I used a low, round bamboo container, about seven inches in diameter (and since it isn’t waterproof, I set a smaller glass vase inside of it).  Because the apples are an unusually heavy element, I used chicken wire across the opening of the container to anchor everything (tape it in with florist tape).  The apples have to be skewered on sticks (I used bamboo kabob sticks from the market, and put two to three in each apple for extra support), and then stuck through the wire.  I placed the eight apples at random intervals across the foam, then filled in around them with hydrangea, roses, and old bits of wisteria vine.  September in a vase!

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5 thoughts on “Apples and Roses

  1. Emma September 15, 2012 at 2:10 am Reply

    Wow! Pritty! Me and my best friend LOVE making flower araingements!!!Oh, and just for the record I don’t think that was a waist

  2. Heather September 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm Reply

    Gorgeous! I’m inspired… have you make one for me 🙂

  3. Christie September 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm Reply

    I don’t know if I’d classify that as “wasteful” – those perfectly good apples look absolutely gorgeous in your arrangement! What a lovely idea.

    • Charlotte Zweigoronc September 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm Reply

      This IS gorgeous!!! We have gone to the restored area of Williamsburg, VA which was the temporary capital of the United States way back when. At Christmas, they decorate for the holiday as they did in colonial times. Lots and lots of fruit wreaths and swags!! The shape is cut out of wood and nails are driven all the way through so they are flat on the back and poking out on the front. Then they stabbed fruit onto the nails and filled in with greenery and such. Some of the fruit, like the Osage Orange, is inedible but quite a lot of it was real food. As cold as it is there in winter, these things probably lasted a long time. It does take a little “getting past” the idea of wasting food but it is so enjoyable for so long and doesn’t count on your calorie intake!

      • farmhouseK8 September 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

        Sounds beautiful! I can only imagine!

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