6 Stunning Ways to Display Your Blooming Branches
Stacked, sliced logs create informal pedestals for displaying garden collectibles. This arrangement has stems of Andromeda and flowering quince in a 19th-century painted watering can.
This centerpiece uses a watering can in a large saucer mounded with soil and covered with moss to create a garden feel. Sprigs of violas and branches of flowering almond complete the piece. Tip: When gathering moss for the saucer, lift it in sheets rather than in clumps to create a smoother surface.
Quarter-inch hemp is wrapped around the neck and handle of this watering can filled with Cleveland pear. The hemp, which is also tied and wrapped around the base, becomes a natural decorative accent.
This purpleleaf-plum centerpiece works well for casual luncheons and parties. To make it, put an old narrow shutter in the center of the table and use it as a runner. Set three watering cans on top, with the largest in the center, and arrange a few flowering stems in each.
This white-and-pink arrangement of tulips and flowering dogwood looks charming in a retro yellow metal watering can. The casual floral design contrasts with the pot’s clean geometrical lines.
For late-winter or early spring color, top garden urns with cheery forsythia in galvanized watering cans. Tip: by regularly cutting stems and forcing branches to bloom indoors, you can enjoy flowers weeks ahead of nature’s schedule!