White Elegant Pumpkin:
1 white pumpkin
1 white cakestand, plate, or tray
2 bunches white dahlias
Cut out center of pumpkin, line with plastic bag, or place a shallow bowl or glass inside. Fill with water. Cut stems of dahlias one length so that the flower rests on the pumpkin. Tie stems with hair band, and place inside water. Okay to refrigerate to keep fresh.
You can apply this technique to any type of produce including watermelons, gourds, melons, etc. I usually place my arrangement in the fridge for a few hours or overnight if it's really hot out. Avoid placing hydrangea in the home fridge (unless it's the mini green ones), or any super delicate flower, as the temperature may be too cold for them. Dahlias, roses, tulips, and anything hearty will be fine.
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