Don’t you just love a great find? Well, as I was walking, I ran across a large field of Queen Anne’s Lace and wild ferns. They were along a creek bed and were flourishing. I couldn’t resist gathering a supply to make a wildflower arrangement.
Here is how I made a cheap and easy arrangement using the wild Queen Anne’s Lace and fern. First, to assure your arrangement will last as long as possible, it’s important to gather your wildflowers in the early morning, just after the dew has dried on the plants. In addition, you need to place in water quickly to avoid wilting.
Supplies needed to make arrangement
I had a fun tobacco basket planter that I had never used, so I decided it would make a perfect planter for these wildflowers. In order to provide water for the plants, it would be necessary place containers inside the planter. I save tin cans and have several to choose from.
Trim excess leaves and stems from your wildflowers
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 want to trim the leaves to allow the stems to fit into your water containers.
If the stems have been in water for some time, then you will need to cut the stem again and cut on an angle to place in water.
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.
Begin your Arrangement
First, add a few fern stems at the back of the containers.
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 the stems into the water containers. It’s easy to miss the can of water, as the arrangement begins to fill up.
Finally, add more of your fern clippings to the front of the Queen Anne’s Lace and let it drape over the edge of the basket.
Ta-Da Cheap & Easy Wildflower Arrangement
Don’t you love these 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 on your property.
I decided to use the Cheap and Easy Queen Anne’s Lace Arrangement on my greenhouse wall.
It’s a perfect but simple addition.