Submerged centrepieces are a simple and contemporary way of displaying flowers such as tulips, orchids and lilies, as well as more sculptural items such as willow, berries and magnolias. Cylinder vases work well but donít be restricted by shape; tulips in a glass bowl look beautiful, the water magnifying and reflecting the twists of their stems and the shape of their heads. You can combine flower varieties Ė most work well but avoid those heavy with pollen since it can cloud the water. Add in decoration such as coloured stones and even display blooms upside down (tulips are lovely inverted). If youíre creating a centrepiece using multiple vases, try to keep colour tones similar if not the same. Displays can last up to five or so days, as long as you change the water regularly. Tip: if you are having trouble keeping your flowers underwater, try weighting them with a small fishing weight.
Flowers: Vida Flores
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