Spring Compote Arrangement for wedding, office entrance, or hotel lobby

When I bought these flowers and came home, some of them were sadly wilting. In order to encourage them to drink water, I conditioned them with Quick Dip 100 and gave them water with flower food. Next morning, they were completely hydrated and healthy looking again! I’m very happy that I was able to save them.

Whenever you see wilting cut flowers or foliage, first thing you can try is to cut the bottom of the stem and put it in deep water. Quick Dip 100 is a product that florists use to help maximize water uptake. Flower food prevents bacteria growth and provides nutrients to floral materials. I use FloraLife Crystal Clear but there are other products on the market.

Creating a large spring compote arrangement like this is fun but can be tricky especially when there is no floral foam involved. (Yes, it’s foam free again!) I chose this pretty rose compote to complement the peach hues of the flowers.

I began by cutting a piece of floral netting (chicken wire) to fit in the compote and inserted the buckeye branches to establish my form (shape) and line. The issue was that the branches were heavy and kept pulling the floral netting out of the compote. To stable it, I tried clear waterproof tape and it worked perfectly.

Once the design was full enough, it became easier to add more stems to it. The stems of the blooming lilies were not long enough so I put them in water tubes individually and set them on the arrangement.


  • Spray rose
  • Gerbera Daisy
  • Stargazer Lily
  • Green Pompom Mum
  • Acacia
  • Ornamental Kale
  • Buckeye
  • Salal
  • Baby blue Eucalyptus

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