Happy Floral Design Day

Throughout the 520 or so Floral Fridays over the years, there have been quite a few misses and some occasional hits. Hopefully, my techniques have evolved since 2011. Floral Friday comes to mind because today’s global commemoration is “Floral Design Day”.

This was a good enough excuse to plug in a thumb drive containing archived photos of a few hundred arrangements and experiments–some of which have never been posted. Through the process of elimination, I found a few worth sharing today. They are not in chronological nor any other sort of order. Floral arranging is one of my self-taught, amateur hobbies, so I’m free to enjoy dabbling in unorthodox stylings.

Two “Partylite” votive candle holders were repurposed to create a complimentary pair of accent arrangements. I used dry and artificial florals for the composition.

A Haeger “cube” planter contains a peaceful planting of bamboo. A small, vintage Buddha rupa enhances the theme.

A phosphorescent dragon stands guard over a Japanese raku bud vase. A green calla lily is the featured element.

A bright, scruffy Gerbera is right at home in a repurposed Austrian beer bottle.

Three of my favorite floral design elements have been brought together in this composition. Dried stems, a succulent plant, and a Viking Glass flower bowl.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes the French dramatist, writer, and poet, Victor Hugo. “A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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4 Responses to Happy Floral Design Day

  1. Love these designs💚 It can be so fun experimenting with different vases etc

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