by laura janning

Easy Flower Arrangement From The Manor

May 25, 2012

Long before I moved to our home, I would be a regular patron in the floral department to get the freshest selection of pretty blooms. The girls at the counter were always quite happy to see me since I was there weekly.
 But then we moved to home in the country -affectionately called 'Duke Manor' and things began to change. 
See, I didn't need the girls at the floral department, I had what I needed right here at the manor to make my own little pretty arrangements.
Actually I should be a little upset with the girls at the counter because they never told me how easy it was to use the blooms from my own yard
along with the basics that I already had- scissors, a glass bowl, a few rocks and some water
 I guess they also thought that I couldn't cut the stems at an angle
and place in my bowl, with my rocks and water
and repeat
Until I got this
Shame on you girls!!
Sharing my blooms:


  1. this is so awesome Laura, I love the pebble detail. :)

  2. It's fabulous~ thanks for the tutorial. I wouldn't have thought to use stones, love it!
    Happy holiday weekend to you.

  3. Roses - ahhhh! I need to plant some of those. Love the rocks used as your own little flower frog!

  4. Beautiful, here is Washington State I just noticed my first bloom of the year, with many more to follow it. Love your blog, writing and photos so much :)


  5. Tomorrow shall see my copy cat flowers.


  6. Oh...I love this idea! Now I just need my roses to start blooming!:)

  7. Laura,

    What a great tutorial. I'm flower arranging challenged. I used to joke about people who took that elective in college ... and now I wish I had taken one myself!

    But thanks to fab bloggers like you, I can now learn a lesson or two ...



  8. Just adorable Laura! Thanks for linking!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. I like the flowers in the Fresh Cut Flowers box.

  10. What a cute little arrangement, and I love the fresh cut flowers box.

  11. oh it's so darling! love that flower box too! thanks for sharing over here at Fishtail Cottage's garden party! hope you have a fantastic weekend! xoxo, tracie

  12. Thanks so much for the reminder of how easy and wallet friendly it is to use what you have instead of buying new! These are just lovely and now I am off to snip some flowers from yard and bring them inside to enjoy! Thanks for linking up!

  13. Thanks for the stones tip! Your flowers are beautiful and it's so much fun to bring blooms indoors. Thanks for sharing these tips. I am stopping by from Cottage Garden Thursday. Have a great weekend!


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