Floral arrangement idea, rustic summer centerpiece with roses, scabiosa, white stock

Create Elegant Summer Centerpieces for Your Table

How to make a rustic wine country floral arrangement

Elegant summer centerpieces make any indoor or outdoor dining occasion more memorable. At Jordan, we enjoy weaving foraged as well as sourced flowers and plants into our guests’ experiences, for an extra welcoming touch. I featured this flower arrangement idea at our 2017 Sunset Supper at Jordan Vista Point, a fabulous outdoor dining event hosted on the highest hilltop on the estate. To compliment the views from this vista, I created a stylish floral combination by arranging ruffled white stock and beautiful peach and pink garden roses with deep red scabiosa. It takes just a few minutes to pull this rustic yet wow tableau together and whether dining alfresco or hosting a formal dining room event, summer centerpieces like this will not disappoint.

For the base, I used 12 x 5-inch distressed wood flower boxes and below is my recipe shopping list for this summer centerpiece. When creating any floral arrangement, my rule of thumb is use odd numbers to craft a more balanced, eye-pleasing look. Build with the biggest elements first, which will draw the eye in, then move into the smaller flowers. Fill in using the Devil in the Bushes and Seeded Eucalyptus.

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How to Create one of these Elegant and Rustic Summer Centerpieces

Here is the list flowers and supplies you’ll need:

  • 5 stems White Stock
  • 3 stems Pink Garden Roses
  • 5 stems Peach Garden Roses
  • 3 stems Scabiosa Pods
  • 3 stems Scarlet Scabiosa
  • 4-6 stems Devil in the Bushes (use as filler)
  • 5 stems Seeded Eucalyptus (use as filler)

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As one of eight children, Nitsa Knoll doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t helping host parties for her Greek family in Southern California. She naturally gravitated toward planning beautiful events with bold colors and flowers as focal points. Today, she spends her days overseeing events and hospitality at Jordan Winery, where she works alongside her husband, Todd Knoll. With an eye for design, her creative mind is constantly at work, planning the next dinner party or designing a new floral arrangement. She finds constant inspiration from the trees and flowers growing at Jordan Estate and throughout Sonoma County.

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