The Marigold Centerpiece in Four Easy Steps
Ever since the 1960s, when the Marigold lost out to the Rose as the American National Flower, the lowly marigold has suffered a bit of an inferiority complex. It need not be so…after all, the lovely marigolds are still blooming strong in our fall gardens, while most roses have lost their bloom. Besides, the cheery marigold is just as pretty as any rose (in my humble opinion) in my fall centerpiece!
You, too, can help us encourage the humble marigold by creating this lovely centerpiece. All you need is a bowl, floral foam, marigolds and a few dried flowers.
Begin with a shallow bowl. I prefer a footed bowl, but any bowl will work.
Cut oasis floral foam to fit your bowl and water generously.
Add the marigolds to the oasis...
Arranging evenly around the bowl.
Finally, add purple and blue dried flowers.
That’s it! This gorgeous centerpiece will last more than a week.
Don’t forget to water!
If you’re doing any fall decorating, you might like this post, too. How to Make an Easy Bow
10 responses to “The Marigold Centerpiece in Four Easy Steps”
You always have a kind word! Thanks!
Lovely. I really like your color combination. You have a good eye for color —must be all that practice from quilting. :> Thank you for adding beauty to the day.
Thanks, Pat. Don’t you think it looks like a lot of my quilts? Warm and cool–that’s my formula!
Its so funny you posted this because just this morning I was telling my husband how I don’t think marigolds are pretty and then you post this. I love love love this arrangement!! The colors are amazing together. Thanks for proving me so very wrong!
What funny timing! I love marigolds–I love that they bloom long after everything else has faded–and they are so laden with flowers that one doesn’t mind cutting them for an indoor centerpiece. Do you have any in your garden this year? If not, don’t miss out next year!
Very Pretty, and looks so easy!
Looks fun and easy. I really need to plant some marigolds next year. They are so prolific and last a long time. Still looking for some sunlight on my heavily wooded lot!
Very pretty. I am inspired to plant more next year.
I have always loved marigolds, unfortunately where I live now, the slugs love them too. But they will always be a favorite for me. Thanks for posting some lovely pictures that remind me of growing up!