On any hot summer day, all I can think of is a tall glass of iced tea, with lemon! You too? {okay, besides a dip in a pool in the Provence or a snow covered cabin in England} Lemons are not just refreshing, they are perfect to add a touch of bright sunny summer to your flower arrangements. Today, I’m sharing this very easy Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement.

 

Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement

 

WELCOME TO MONDAY MORNING BLOOMS!

My friends Pam, Mary and Shirley and I are featuring lemons today. Because…summer just begs for light, bright lemons!

Be sure to visit them for the lemony goodness they have designed for all of us to enjoy by clicking on their names at the bottom of my post!

 

Monday Morning Blooms

 

 

My Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement is a little wilder than most of the flower designs I usually do. It’s summer, so a little wild is perfect. It echoes the gardens, which tend to get a little wild in the summer, too!

 

My original plan was to take this floral arrangement outdoors for a summery table set under the trees, but oh my goodness, the wind was whipping trees, and the parasols blew over out there. I can take a hint from Mother Nature….I moved to an “indoors” plan!

 

Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement

 

Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement

 

For summer I changed a few of the furniture arrangements here at FrenchGardenHouse.  I recently found this gorgeous French style wood piece with the gesso and plaster decoration, and put it where our gold mirror used to go.

 

lemons and roses floral

Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement

 

I love how it looks so much, I don’t think this piece will make it to the shop. It seems very happy here at home!  Our summery Luxury Orangerie Potpourri makes the whole house smell like lemons! {it comes with a bottle of scented oil to refresh}

 

 

 

For this arrangement I used:

 

  • Foraged greens and branches from my garden
  • Garden Roses in Pink
  • Deep Pink Roses
  • White Queen Anne’s Lace
  • White Hydrangeas
  • Little Blue-purple Asters

 

 

Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement

 

 

HOW TO make this Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement:

 

1. Create a grid over your container with floral tape, then add water.  If you are using heavy branches, flowers and big lemons, a large flower frog on the bottom is an extra help.

 

 

2. Fill the base of the bowl with a layer of greens, I used foraged greens and branches from our garden. Let some of the leaves and/or branches drape over the side of the bowl.

 

greens for a summer flower arrangement

 

3. Add fruit! It’s summer, the lemons look spectacular with flowers. They are heavy, so it’s wise to use wood skewers as stakes for each fruit. I love the pop of happy sunshine color the lemons give to the flowers. I usually “prep” the lemons, using skewers full length. Once I start adding the skewered lemons to the arrangement, I can cut them to the right length.

 

 

 

4. Keep filling in greens and branches, I usually do a circle of greens all the way around the container. The large flowers go in next, so that you can space them out how you like them.  Be sure to cut their stems at an angle.  The roses add beautiful color, and focus to this arrangement. Fill in the spaces with smaller flowers and/or your filler which can be either small flowers or more greenery.  These add more depth and texture to your finished arrangement.

 

 

5. Add the staked fruit in the bowl. Vary the height, and put them in clusters so that they are more visible. This will add depth to your beautiful flower arrangement.

 

 

Ta da!  You’ve created a gorgeous floral arrangement, a Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement!

 

 

Be sure to check on the water level in your bowl daily. In mine there are a lot of branches and thirsty flowers, so I made sure to check also on the first day at night.

 

Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement

 

 

Be inspired by some other floral arrangements I’ve made with citrus fruits:

 

You can see my French Country Citrus Floral Arrangement HERE >

 

And this cute Citrus with French Country Charm centerpiece HERE >

 

 

VISIT MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS AND THEIR LEMON INSPIRATION:

 

hydrangeas and lemons
MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

 

sunflowers and lemons flower arrangement

PAM at Everyday Living

SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs

 

Lemon Fresh Summer Floral Arrangement

and ME- Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

 

Summer flowers and citrus fruits, is this something you do or could love too??

 

A BIENTOT

 

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