Green plants offer a stylish and refreshing alternative to florals for wedding centerpieces. Today, I’m delighted to share with you some inspiring and gorgeous images from Isabelle Palmer’s latest book, The House Gardener. Whether you have a green thumb, limited space, or little knowledge of growing plants, this informative book will give you all the tools you need to incorporate a variety of beautiful plants into your wedding celebrations, as well as your home. As part of the blog tour for this lovely book, I’m thrilled to offer one of our readers a chance to win a copy of this book for your own! Simply leave a comment on this post before midnight CST on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 to be entered into the giveaway. In the meantime, here are 6 stylish and inspiring ideas from The House Gardener for using green plants as wedding centerpieces:
For a bit of desert beauty, glossy green cacti in terra cotta pots look amazing in a variety of glass lanterns. Vintage medicine bottles add a splash of color and gravel provides a monochromatic base for the plants.
Tall wine glasses create elegant terrariums when filled with brown bark, mossy green plants, purple passionflowers, and yellow bachelor buttons for a spark of color. Rustic terra-cotta pots and bottles with clean, simple shapes, make this arrangement versatile enough for a variety of wedding styles from classic to modern.
I love the splash of neon orange paint around the brim of these zinc planters! The bright green succulents inside add a the perfect counterpoint and turn a simple arrangement into a fun and trendy centerpiece.
Old light bulbs repurposed as vases are perfect centerpieces for a modern wedding with retro or industrial flair! The light bulbs have a plumbing ring glued on the bottom for a base to make them more stable. Cuttings from the garden like these white lilac stems and white roses add some romance to the utilitarian feel of the bulbs.
Even humble air plants look beautiful when paired with a bright pink frame! Air plants require very little water or care, and would be an easy-to-tend addition to wedding decor.
Sprays of pastel wildflowers in vintage jars look so charming in a old wooden crate! The perfect centerpiece for a romantic summer wedding!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into The House Gardener by Isabelle Palmer! These images are just a few of the stunning ideas showcased in the book. Don’t forget to leave your comment on this post for your chance to win a copy!
The House Gardener by Isabelle Palmer is published by CICO Books and is available from rylandpeters.com
By Kimberly Jones