“A house with daffodils in it is a house lit up, whether or not the sun be shining outside.” A.A. Milne
All at once my garden has burst into bloom and there are so many gorgeous flowers to cut and arrange. Overnight the daffodils, Ice Follies, have opened up and are in abundance for cutting. I love using unusual containers for flower arranging. I thought the purple of a head of radicchio would compliment these white and yellow beauties and suit their size.
For this project you will need a head of radicchio, pruners, a bunch of flowers, oasis, a paring knife and a serrated grapefruit spoon. Working on newspaper, cut a rectangular shape from the top of the radicchio, ensuring you don’t cut through the bottom. Using the serrated spoon, remove the lettuce in the center until you have a cavity that can hold your bouquet. Cut a piece of oasis to fit in this cavity. Soak the oasis in water. Place in the cavity and arrange your flowers in the radicchio. The daffodils’ stems in my arrangment were just too soft to poke through the oasis, so I tied them with an elastic band and placed them in a small glass votive filled with water, which I concealed in the center of the lettuce in place of the oasis. Once you have cut the top of the lettuce you will be able to gently peel back some of the leaves to give the “vase” a pretty ruffled edge. Whimsical and so darling! A trio of these would be just gorgeous in the center of a spring table.