Amaryllis Centerpiece

Amaryllis centerpiece

Amaryllis centerpiece at Terrain nursery

After seeing Christmas centerpieces at Terrain nursery recently, combining flowering plants and greens that were over $300, I thought I could create something similar for a fraction of the cost.

Creating a centerpiece with amaryllis

Creating a centerpiece with amaryllis

I assembled my materials greens, pine cones, glitter balls, reindeer moss, budding Amaryllis in a pot, and oasis. A footed lime green urn that I use often was the perfect piece to make the arrangement. You could use any wide-mouthed urn or planter. Place the Amaryllis into the urn and wedge oasis on all sides.

Place the bulb in pot inside the urn and wedge wet oasis on all sides

Place the bulb in pot inside the urn and wedge wet oasis on all sides

Gather a variety of fresh greens

Gather a variety of fresh greens

Gather your greens. I used variegated holly, magnolia, boxwood, white pine, and berried holly. Cut your greens into short lengths, about 1 foot or less for ease of working. Start inserting the greens into the oasis radiating out from the rim of the urn. I was sure to cut the oasis above the edge of the urn so you can insert the greens horizontally, rather than vertically. You want the greens to radiate outwards rather than upwards.

Moss, glitter balls, pods, cones

Moss, glitter balls, pods, cones

Fill in with the greens, covering any gaps with the colored reindeer moss. Lastly, add your large pods, pine cones, and glitter balls for accents.  You could also add some glittery branches for extra pizzazz. I finished it up by arranging some beaded wire at the base of the arrangement.

Beaded Wire

Beaded Wire

Cost? I already had the urn, greens from my garden, the glitter balls, oasis, and pine cones. Purchasing a large Amaryllis bulb for $16.95 and beaded wire for $4.95, were my only costs. If you had to buy the oasis, the glitter balls, moss, urn, and pine cones, you would spend another $40 to $50, still far under the cost of the one at Terrain for about 30 minutes of design work.

Beaded wire adds to the look

Beaded wire adds to the look

For directions on taking care and growing Amaryllis, go to my post https://thegardendiaries.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/brilliant-amaryllis-2/

Amaryllis flowers used at Longwood

Amaryllis flowers used at Longwood

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About thegardendiaries

Claire Jones is a landscape and floral designer and owner of Claire Jones Landscapes, LLC. She designs and helps people to create their own personal outdoor oasis and loves to write about her gardening failures and successes.
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7 Responses to Amaryllis Centerpiece

  1. So elegant 😉 I hope you’ll post another photo when the Amaryllis bloom. WG

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  2. so after it blooms andflower s die what are the big round ballson the top and what do i do with them yhank you

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