For a client this holiday season, I wanted to create a sophisticated but traditional holiday floral arrangement to be the center of their cocktail party. I am a little tired of all red and green, so I selected a variety of colors : red, coral, tangerine and pink. The arrangement is made of red, coral and pink roses, with tangerines studded with cloves, white hydrangeas, pomegranates, and magnolia leaves.
self-serve bar!). I put 3 bricks of water soaked oasis foam in the base and taped it down with clear floral tape.
You can buy oasis at any craft store (be sure to get the 'wet' oasis and not the 'dry' used for fake arrangements), or sometimes if I'm in a pinch I run up to a florist (even at the grocery store) and buy some directly from them. They typically cost a couple of dollars each.
I used tangerines because of the rosy color. They added just the right amount of contrast and texture to the arrangement. I studded the tangerines with whole cloves - it smelled amazing. The spicy cloves, when they pierced the skin let out the fresh scent of the tangerine. It smelled like Christmas!