Summer Entertaining: Caladium

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Caladium

 Caladiums are a lush, leafy plant that can be found in many old-fashioned gardens. The reliable, shade loving bulbs thrive in locations with bright light offering consistent foliage throughout the warm, summer months. Caladiums are an excellent plant to use for a layered effect & pair well with ferns, impatiens & plantain lilies. Although they do bloom, caladiums are prized more for their signature heart-shaped leaves. They’re easy to care for requiring minimal maintenance– just a little regular water however be certain to keep them well drained. Learn how caladium clippings can spruce up entertaining spaces quickly.

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How To Navigate Caladium

Beautiful flower arrangements should change with the seasons so begin by choosing items currently in bloom. Savvy southerners know to have distinctive, indigenous garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. These arrangements are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. Start by choosing a selection of simple beverage glasses & vases with clean lines to really allow bouquets to shine. Caladiums offer beautiful contrast to flower arrangements filled with bold color. 

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The Technique

Once you are familiar with several blooming plant & shrub varieties, making your own flower arrangements can be fun & fulfilling. If you don’t have these garden staples growing in your green space, select & plant one from a local nursery to use in a number of lovely ways.

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 Yard Clippings

 Caladium foliage can be used with additional seasonal flowers to create hot summer flower arrangements. They are delicate when snipped so collect the clippings in the morning & place stems in water right away. To create a custom bouquet, begin by choosing glasses with clean lines. Beverage glasses or clear vases work particularly well. For petite arrangements, look to the base of clustering mounds for the most minute leaves. Accompany them with seasonal flower favorites such as Black-Eyed Susan’s, Shasta Daisies, Narrow Leaf Zinnia & Knockout Roses then fill in with Lambs Ear for texture & the Caladium clippings to balance the look. Use the bouquets throughout entertaining spaces & around your home on side tables, vanities & kitchen islands.

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