Here are a few more ideas to inspire you to “think outside of the vase” to create floral arrangements that are uniquely yours!


Look no further than the produce department or your local farmers market for the most innovative and interesting vessels for your fresh cut flowers!

I have been making “asparagus vases” for many years for events both big and small.  Everyone is always so impressed and excited to see how easy it is to re-create.  A single bunch of asparagus can make the simplest bouquet, like these Black-eyed Susan’s straight from my garden, a stand-out star!

asparagus how to

All you need to do is:

  1. Take the rubber band that comes around the bunch of asparagus and put it around a regular kitchen/beverage glass
  2. Cut the ends of the asparagus slightly
  3. Place each asparagus spear one at a time between the glass and the rubber band
  4. Fill the glass with water
  5. Tie some raffia or a ribbon around the glass to cover up the rubber band and add another decorative element

Another approach is to the scoop out the inside of a vegetable and arrange your flowers right inside for a delightful, whimsical look!

Vegetable Vases- asparagus and squash

Be creative, work with what’s in season, and just have fun with it!


Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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