St. Patrick’s Day is not just about green carnations and beer. Ok, well it is about beer, but another way to celebrate the day is with a floral bouquet that honors the beauty of the fields of Ireland. This was my goal when I created Erin’s Pride (shown below). Gather together an assortment of heather, Queen Anne’s lace, Belles of Ireland and white lisianthus (which is a cut flower that resembles the flower on the Rose of Sharon shrub). Add some fresh herbs, such as rosemary, for that fresh clean outdoor fragrance and arrange in a stoneware crock for a look that brings you back to the Cliffs of Moher.
Now about the beer – stick with this fun floral arrangement that I can guarantee will keep you hangover free on March 18th! Acrylic “ice” creates the fizzy look. If you can’t find the “ice” in yellow, you can use clear and just add yellow food coloring to the water. Top it off with shredded Styrofoam and white carnations. If you are looking for an easy solution, you can order a Beer Mug of Blooms from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Send one to all of your favorite Irish men. And don’t forget – everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!