Don’t you love a great find? What about a free Queen Ann’s Lace & Wild Fern Basket Flower Arrangement? I found a large supply of Queen Anne’s Lace flowers and Wild Ferns growing along a creek bank. Obviously, I couldn’t resist gathering a supply of these to make a wildflower arrangement.
Here’s a quick look at how to make a wildflower basket arrangement and how to keep it looking fresh longer.
Who could resist all these free beautiful blooms? I couldn’t, and I’m sharing how you can make a free and easy Queen Anne’s Lace Flower Arrangement with these wildflowers.
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Table of contents
- How To Harvest Queen Anne’s Lace Flowers?
- How To Gather Wild Ferns for Flower Arrangements
- How To Make A Wildflower Arrangement
How To Harvest Queen Anne’s Lace Flowers?
Queen Anne’s Lace Flowers can be seen growing wild in fields and along the roadside. It has delicate white flowers with lacy petals and is a popular choice for floral arrangements.
Because of the wildflower’s delicate nature, it’s important to harvest your flowers to ensure your arrangement will last as long as possible. It’s best to gather your Queen Anne’s Lace flowers in the early morning, just after the dew has dried on the plants. In addition, you need to place it in water quickly to avoid wilting.
When I saw all these lovely wildflowers, I quickly returned with a basket to gather my finds. I also wrapped stems in a damp cloth.
How To Gather Wild Ferns for Flower Arrangements
Wild fern is another type of wildflower that is often found in the same habitats as Queen Anne’s Lace. It has feathery green fronds that add a touch of elegance to any arrangement.
Wild ferns love a shady spot and also need to be gathered with caution to ensure they stay fresh.
Cut the wild ferns with pruning shears as close to the base of the stem as possible. Keep the gathered ferns moist until you can add to water.
Supplies Needed To Make Arrangements
These free wildflowers would be great in any container; however, here are the supplies I used to make this arrangement.
The fun tobacco basket planter hangs on the wall and makes a perfect planter for these wildflowers. In order to provide water for the plants, it would be necessary to place containers inside the planter.
Y’all know I save tin cans for projects, so I had several to choose from.
How To Prepare The Queen Anne’s Lace & Wild Fern Stems
Determine the height you need your wildflowers to be by holding them up against your container. Then using pruning shears, trim excess stems and leaves from both the fern and Queen Anne’s Lace.
You don’t want leaves below the water level.
Use sharp pruning shears to make a fresh clean angled cut.
You want to trim the leaves to allow the stems to fit into your water containers.
If you have stored the stems in water prior to arranging them, you need to make a fresh angle cut to the stem before arranging them.
Place Water Containers Inside the Basket
Place your basket in a secure position so it will not tip over, and insert the tin cans with water.
How To Make A Wildflower Arrangement
First, add a few wild fern stems at the back of the containers.
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Let the wild fern stems be a backdrop for the Queen Anne’s Lace stems.
Next, begin to add in the Queen Anne’s Lace in front of the fern. You will want to vary the heights of your flowers. I like to place the taller stems at the back, and the shorter stems are added as I move to the front of the arrangement.
In addition, be sure to insert each flower stem into the water containers. It’s easy to miss the can as the arrangement begins to fill up.
Finally, add more of your fern clippings to the front of the Queen Anne’s Lace flower and let it drape over the edge of the basket.
Ta-Da FREE & Easy Queen Anne’s Lace Flower Arrangement
Don’t you love the fresh look of these wildflowers?
I love Queen Anne’s Lace, and the wild fern was such a bonus. If you don’t have access to fern, you can substitute with Rosemary stems or any greenery that you have growing in your garden.
I decided to use the Cheap and Easy Queen Anne’s Lace Arrangement on the greenhouse wall.
Although everything was free, it felt like an expensive arrangement with the beautiful Queen Anne’s Lace Flower.
I allowed the arrangement to dry naturally in the greenhouse.
Once it was dry, a few dried hydrangeas were added for a perfect Fall in the greenhouse arrangement.
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