Tardiva hydrangea is definitely my favorite variety of this classic and much-loved flower. I just love the lacy, romantic petals and hearty green leaves. The fluttery white petals even take on a hint of pink as the season progresses — which is when I like to use them the most. If you look closely, you’ll see this in the arrangement I created. Since this particular variety has such light and airy petals, I love using the flowers as highlights in my summer arrangements.
For this arrangement, I used a shallow footed brass bowl with a flower frog.
I started by creating a sculptural shape with the grape ivy and persimmons.
I then blended in the tardiva hydrangea, keeping an airy feeling and creating movement throughout the arrangement.
Last, I added in the roses and scabiosa as the focal flowers to give some grounding to the arrangement.
This type of centerpiece would be great for a dining or coffee table. You can also substitute other flowers and greenery to give this arrangement your own original unique style.
Display your beautiful arrangement in an easy-to-paint flower vase!