Spring Floating Beauties

This is an updated post on fall floating gardens, Floating Beauties, with spring arrangements.


Visiting Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne, PA, I have always been entranced with their wonderful floating arrangements made out of fresh seasonal materials displayed in a generous proportioned bowl. Easy to put together, even for the flower arranging challenged, there are no mechanics involved, just an eye for what goes together.

Ferns, Peonies, Blue Bachelor Buttons, Geum, Japanese Maple

After flower arranging you often have bits and pieces left over which you hate to throw away. An opportunity to use these pieces in a stunning arrangement is easy to do with a large waterproof bowl. Lasting four or five days, these floating beauties can be changed out for what is perfect at the moment.

This arrangement can make a big statement on a patio
This arrangement can make a big statement on a patio
Grouped containers at Chanticleer

How To

  • Pick out the perfect wide bowl; fill 3/4 up with fresh water
Pick a low wide bowl, even though this bowl has a beautiful pattern, you won't see it when the flowers are floating
Pick a low wide bowl. A swirling pattern makes it interesting
  • Browse your garden, picking up a variety of foliage, berries, and flowers-or just use left over flowers from arranging
  • Start arranging your foliage as the backdrop. Add your larger statement flowers at the end.

    Bleeding Heart motif in a cobalt rimmed bowl pops
Cafe au Lait Dahlia
Fall arrangement with Cafe au Lait Dahlia, Japanese maple, Hydrangea, Viburnum berries fall foliage

A perfect centerpiece for a party or for you alone to enjoy, this type of arrangement takes minutes to make, for you to enjoy for at least a week.

Yellow Mums, Green Button Mums,, Alstromeria
Gerber, Rhododendron, Asparagus Fern, with glass balls
Gerber, Rhododendron, Asparagus Fern, with glass balls










5 Replies to “Spring Floating Beauties”

  1. So pretty, but will it ever stop raining so we can go outside and be creative and entertain?!
    Rain, rain go away
    You’ve mucked up another gardening day!

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