Hydrangeas are great “bang for the buck” because for relatively modest sums of money you can make very “bloom-centric” arrangements. Known by the local name milflores, or inaccurately translated “million flowers” (it’s actually thousand(s) of flowers), they tend to be abundant during the rainy season. At the Dimasalang wholesale flower market today, besides hydrangeas, they also seemed awash in snapdragons, a relatively new bloom at local wholesalers, but apparently they are easy enough to grow in bulk up north. For roughly PHP600 total, these are two medium sized arrangements we managed to pull together with little effort…
Each arrangement contains 4 large clumps of hydrangeas (1-2 clumps were made up of 3 smaller blooms), and 1 bunch each of white, purplish and pink snapdragons.
We made two similar arrangements, both in silver (plated) wine buckets.
The colors of the arrangement echoed the colors in the abstract painting in the background. This was serendipitous, I think.
Up close, the flowers look like they were just plonked into a vase, with stems pointing here and there.
See what I mean about all blooms?
I moved one arrangement to a side table beside a rattan armchair and it looked good there as well. Will have to remember this mixture of colors for future arrangements…
Here are some other floral posts from previous years…
Simple, Stunning and Inexpensive
Mother’s Day Flowers
Mangosteens & Calla Lilies
Amaryllis en Masse
A Teen’s Perspective
Flowers for a Christmas Dinner
Blue & White
A Leafy Arrangement
Flowers for a Confirmation
Flowers for a Birthday Dinner
Cane & Orchids