These table centerpiece arrangements were built with mostly living plants that could be planted at the newlywed’s first home. It was the bride’s idea and such a fantastic one, in my opinion… It’s a nice idea to avoid a heap of dead cut flowers – although they are compostable, and to think of these plants blooming around their anniversary each year.
These arrangements had low-maintenance perennial bloomers, enough herbs for a full herb garden, a couple of very young laurel trees (bay and mountain), colorful succulents and small cacti. I dressed them up even more with some fresh cut cream-colored roses, light blue hydrangeas, and heads of ornamental kale.
If you pull all fresh flowers and put them in their own vase, all living plants should be happy in the bowls for about two weeks before planting.