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Van Gogh-Inspired Arrangement

Martha Stewart
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An ode to Van Gogh: a deep bowl mounded with a variety of garden sunflowers, along with yarrow, zinnias, goldenrod, and heleniums.

Van Gogh-inspired sunflower arrangement.


  • Wide−mouth vase or bowl
  • Flower frog or clear cellophane tape
    Cut-flower food
  • Sharp knife or bypass pruners


  1. Fill vase with water, add flower food, and stir.
  2. Insert flower frog, or cover the top of vase with tape in a grid formation. This helps hold the flowers in place when the vase isn’t very deep.
  3. Cut the stems to length then start inserting the heavier sunflowers in dome formation.
  4. Next, add the zinnias, spacing them evenly around the sunflowers.
  5. Lastly, fill in the spaces with the lighter yarrow, goldenrod, and heleniums.

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