Mardi Gras Decorations: Mardi Gras themed floral arrangements Gardening Projects by Laura Miller Printer Friendly Version Image by Vegavin “Laissez les bons temps rouler.” If you’re Cajun French is a little rusty, try this: “Let the good times roll.” This expression is a symbol of that Mardi Gras holiday, best recognized for the raucous revelry that takes place during the French Quarter on Fat Tuesday. However, Mardi Gras is largely considered a family holiday and a religion. Gardeners know that it’s time to create floral arrangements that are themed to dress up our homes and tables.
Making Mardi Gras Decorations The Mardi Gras season concludes with Fat Tuesday, the last day before the beginning of Lent. The King Cake to the crawfish boil focuses on food, entertainment, and savoring yourself before an abstinence period of 40 days begins on Ash Wednesday. Drought Tolerant Plants 0 seconds of 2 minutes 49-second volume: 0% the perfect time to design Mardi Gras table decorations in traditional colors like gold, purple, and green. The colors were chosen in 1872 by Krewe from Rex 1872. these colors carry a particular significance. The purple symbolizes justice, while the green represents faith, and the gold symbolizes strength.
When you purchase fresh flowers from a florist or take them from your gardens, you’ll find the spring flowers plentiful in this Mardi Gras season. Here’s a selection of plants and flowers that can be used to create Mardi Gras decoration ideas such as centerpieces, door wreaths, and boutonnieres. Flowers and foliage are perfect for Mardi Gras Themed Floral Arrangements Allium is an onion’s relative. The ball-shaped purple blooms of Allium are great for Mardi Gras table decorations. Vase time 1- 2 weeks. Columbine For the longest-lasting cut flowers gather the captivating blooms of Columbine when they open. Vase time: 1 to 2 weeks.
Dahlia is available in many petal shapes and colors; Dahlias add visual interest to Mardi Gras-themed floral arrangements. Vase life: 1 week. Fern Lacy, a delicate leather fern leaf, brings its texture and Mardi Gras green to flower arrangements. Vase life: 1-3 weeks. Foxglove Pick either yellow or purple varieties of the foxglove and then use spike-like racemes to add lines or height to arrangements of flowers. Vase life: 2 weeks. Hyacinth- Available in shades of lavender and yellow, the spiky flowers of Hyacinth provide visual appeal and horizontal lines for Mardi Gras decorations. Vase life: 1 week. Ivy: The triangular-shaped leaves that gently cascade down flexible stems Makemake this evergreen plant ideal for wreaths and bringing flow to living arrangements.
Vase life: 2 weeks. Myrtle – The beautiful leaves from the evergreen Myrtle provide the green hue needed to make Mardi Gras decorations but also bring a pleasant scent to the space. Vase life: 1- 2 weeks. Narcissus: Use the stunning yellow color and lively shape of the daffodil flower to symbolize the spirit of the Mardi Gras season. Vase life span: 7-10 days. Siberian Iris – As the basis of the flower called fleur de lis, traditional lines and the rich purple hue of the Siberian Iris create a central point in flower arrangements. Vase life: 5-7 days. Tulips – To get one of the most efficient Mardi Gras decoration ideas, put in a vase of stunning shades of purple and yellow tulip blooms. Vase life: 7-10 days.