first signs of spring - centre piece of the month february

pick whatever flowers you get at the supermarket to make this little basket filled with flowers. ranunculus are my favourites and available all over the place at the moment, so i chose to put them into this flowery centrepiece. the orchid is quite fancy but you just really need one to pimp this up (and it keeps for ever!). a rose or two, some ivy and green leaves from the forest and you are all set.

to get started line a basket with some foil and trim on the edges. soak some floral foam in water and place in the basket, when soaked wet (can be really, really wet - it will have to work as a vase to the flowers), eventually cut and trim the floral on the edges, so that it resembles an arch. trim flowers and green leaves and stick into pot. start doing so on the bottom of foam, working upwards until you have an even flowery centrepiece.
make sure foam stays moist - adding some water from time to time.

i used a little basket, you could use just about any container that looks cute and can hold some floral foam. fruit bowls, small or large terra-cotta pot, soup bowl - go crazy!
head over to whistlestop cafe cooking - to check out all the other centrepieces of the month!