DIY garden posy

My cousin from Singapore stayed with us over the weekend. I don't get to see her very often at all and was pretty stoked to have family around. I thought it would be lovely to make her a pretty posy with flowers from the garden as a welcome gift. I was recently given this book by a lovely friend of mine and have been itching to try some of their floral decoration tips.  I was incredibly happy with how it turned out and just how simple it is to create my own tied flower arrangement.
For this DIY, I used a variety of flowers from my garden, as well as some chrysanthemums I had received on Monday's Day.
1. Using a big camellia as my focal flower, I paired it with some diosmas which added textural interest.

2. Next, I added a red azalea to complement the white of the camellia.

3. Chrysanthemums came next - I thought their green center ties in with the diosmas and camellia really well.

4. This was followed by some lavender to add a lovely scent, as well as a sprig of rosemary to add height.

5. Tie with a ribbon and trim the stems before adding to a bud vase.
Wouldn't you like to create your own garden posy too?

25 Responses to DIY garden posy

Czarina Mae said...

That looks so gorgeous! I'm sure your cousin must've loved receiving that :)

My Garden Diaries said...

I so would! It is beautiful friend! I will have to check out that book! And how wonderful that you were able to see her! A great week to you and the fam!!! Nicole xoxo

Midnight Cowgirl said...

So pretty!

Sharon D said...

Ohh...it's beautiful. Flowers always brighten my day! ^.^

burntfeather said...

Ah that's so sweet and I'd definitely be super appreciative if I had been the receiver, such a pretty gesture :) I definitely need to up my game and to do sweet things like this for others more often!

Ananka said...

This is so pretty and a great idea! Great photos :-)

azurachan said...

Oh... that's so beautiful. Did you plant all of them?

trishie said...

@azurachan yes, all from the garden except the chrysanthemums

Tammy Lawrence-Cymbalisty said...

Gorgeous.. love it!~

kidgranny said...

Looks great!

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

so pretty.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a lovely floral presentation! I bet your cousin must've loved it!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sharlynn Ng said...

This is so lovely! I will always been envious of ladies living in four season countries where you can grow such plants more easily!

MaysaAndSunshine said...

How beautiful, I am sure your cousin had a big smile on her face when she received it. I love getting flowers.

Jane said...

this is so lovely. i think flowers make great gifts!

Jessica said...

What pretty flowers. I love adding fresh herbs to flower arrangements.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

So sweet and lovely. :)

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Chantille Fleur said...

This is so pretty! I'm often making up little posies from the garden - they're not hard and it's fun to do too!

Sarah x

Pamela RG said...

You are so sweet and generous Trishie. Your flower arrangement is so pretty.

Shirley Tay said...

Lovely bouquet indeed, Trishie! It would be such a delight to receive this handmade posy :)

Sam said...

This is so beautiful! How special to be able to pick flowers from your own garden. I appreciate that you always take the time to stop by :)

Yani Bonifacio said...

this is one thing i'd want to do as a hobby, arranging flowers. such a sweet, girly and relaxing thing to do. it looks so beauttt <33

Anouka said...

Arranging flowers is an art. Not sure if I'd be good at it. Love the result!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Tishie, love your post about the tied flower arrangement - these kinds of elegant, yet simple arrangements are my favorite ones and if I were to put one together, I would also add some herbs to it, my favorite being rosemary - your cousin must have very happy to be greeted by such a pretty bouquet.