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Lily Pond In A Vase

Martha Stewart
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Showcase water lilies in your home with these elegant displays, creating an impression of an aquatic garden. Use water lilies to make an indoor “pond” arrangement, substituting galax leaves for the much larger lily foliage.

Tools and Materials

  • Floral frogs
  • Cylindrical vases
  • Floral shears
  • Water lilies and galax leaves (special order both from a florist)
  • River stones

Place floral frogs in vases. Cut stems of water lilies and galax leaves to desired heights. Insert one or more of each into frog.

2. Cover frogs with stones, and fill vases with enough water to partially cover the leaves but not the blossoms.

Tips: Hardy water lilies open only during the day, whereas tropical ones can bloom day or night; be sure to order the type that suits your needs. Trim stems and change water daily.

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