Branch Arrangements with Daffodils

Martha Stewart
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Inspired by the transition of the seasons, these displays pair the last bare branches of winter with freshly opened spring daffodils or flowering quince blossoms. The arrangement isĀ also influenced by ikebana, a Japanese form of flower arranging that embraces asymmetry, unusual containers, and empty space.

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Dormant branches of any kind can be interlaced with the daffodils. Refresh the finished arrangement as needed, replacing any wilted flowers with fresh blossoms.

Daffodil Arrangement How-To

  1. Fill a rectangular zinc container with tepid water.
  2. Assemble the branches inside, interspersing taller and shorter ones to create a varied texture.
  3. Trim the daffodil stems so the flowers reach halfway between the top of the vessel and the tallest branches.
  4. Insert each daffodil into the arrangement carefully, using the branches to support the stem. If using an array of daffodils, vary the placement according to hue and bloom size.
  5. Keep the display away from direct heat and sunlight, and change the water once a week.

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