This winter floral arrangement is essentially a natural potpourri of scented flowers that are wonderful together, as well as falling within similar colors (white, green, and pink). It incorporates the following plants:
Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ (Harry Lauder’s walking stick, contorted hazelnut)
Daphne odora (daphne)
Hedera rhombea ‘Creme de Menthe’ (variegated Japanese ivy)
Helleborus x hybridus (hellebore)
Jasminum polyanthum (pink jasmine)
Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)
Viburnum tinus (laurestine)
Note: The hellebore flowers will not last more than a day and will need to be replaced – if a substitute is desired, ranunculus will work well.
The rosemary stems are first affixed to the sides of the vase before the main arrangement. Inside the vase, Hedera rhombea ‘Creme de Menthe’ and eucalyptus form a foliar scaffolding through which Viburnum tinus and Helleborus x hybridus are woven. Lastly, the jasmine and contorted filbert are gingerly tucked in, spilling out of the vase.