Out on the east end of Long Island sunflower season is in full swing!
When you stop at one of the many local farm stands to pick up fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables, a bunch of sunflowers is a must.
They’re sunny, beautiful, last long, inexpensive, and just scream summertime!
They can elevate a simple picnic or add a special touch to a little wine and cheese break.
Spread the sunflower love around by cutting the stems short and placing just a few in a mason jar and place around your home to add a little sunshine to every room.
Making a sunflower topiary is another great way to display fresh sunflowers.
The container that you use contributes to the final look too. A terra cotta planter gives a nice rustic garden look while the white ceramic wine coolers above feel brighter and lighter.
Making a sunflower topiary is much easier than it looks. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Container (if the container isn’t waterproof you will need to use a liner such as a plastic bag)
- floral foam
- sunflowers (I find that 6 stems make a nice size topiary.)
- waterproof tape
- raffia or ribbon
Now watch the how to video below and you’ll be making sunflower topiaries in no time!