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Garden Roses & Savoy Cabbage In Repurposed House Plant Container


Garden Roses, Savoy Cabbage & Black Bush Ivy Berries


Purchased: Whole Foods

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2 Bunches: 12 Garden Roses

1 Head Savoy Cabbage

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Garden: 2 Branches Bush Ivy Black Berries








DIY Step-by-Step Instructions & Set-Up









Taping Repurposed House Plant Container


  • Basic Taping Technique

  • Four strips of ½” tape each way to form an 8-strip box grid: as marked with black line for reference

  • Fill with cool water









inserting savoy cabbage


Creating Shape & Form

  • Basic conditioning, taping & care instructions

  • Fill taped container with cool water

  • Trim savoy cabbage by making a slit with sharp knife on both sides of center stem then trim gently at top of slits to outer edged of leaf on both sides making a stem to insert into container

  • First insertion of one stem of savoy cabbage directly in the center square of grid

  • Second and Third insertion of one savoy cabbage stem in the open square on grid to right & left side of center

  • Fourth & Fifth insertion of one savoy cabbage stem in the open square of grid directly in front & back of first center insertion

  • Continue to fill in with savoy cabbage stems creating outline of a round shape

Inserting Garden Roses


Tips and Tricks

Garden roses need to drink water at least for 24 hours for them to fully bloom out. The garden roses I used were in water, in a warm location for 48 hours for when purchased they were fresh and tight.

  • First insertion place one stem garden rose in center square of grid

  • Second and Third insertion place a stem of garden rose right and left of center cabbage rose

  • Fourth & Fifth insertion place one stem of cabbage rose on either side of center rose

  • Adjust in any area that will complement the shape

Inserting Garden Roses


  • Sixth insertion place one garden rose stem directly under center garden rose resting on the bottom rim of container

  • Seventh & Eight insertion place one garden rose at rear right and left of center garden rose

  • Ninth & Tenth insertion place one garden rose at bottom of container right and left of bottom center rose

  • Eleventh insertion place one garden rose bottom far left

  • Twelfth insertion of last garden rose designer’s choice

  • Adjust in any area that will complement the shape & line

Inserting Bush Ivy Black Berries


  • First insertion three stems of extra-long bush ivy stripped of all leaves leaving only the berries place top left of cabbage rose

  • Second and Third insertion place one long bush Ivy stripped of all leaves directly under cabbage rose and savoy cabbage sweeping to the bottom right and left

  • Designers choice of placement of all remaining bush ivy black berries

  • Readjust roses and savoy cabbage to create depth and reestablish soft dome shape if necessary

  • Fill container with cool water


~ Congrats! You have created flower magic –Delight in the beauty ~


Savoy Cabbage, Garden Roses & Bush Ivy Black Berries in Glass Rectangle


Insertion of Savoy Cabbage

7” tall x 2” deep x 7” wide glass rectangle container


  • Fill rectangle container with 5” inches of cool water

  • Wipe dry inside (above the water line) and outside of container

  • Choose savoy leaf that will fill the bottom of container

  • First insertion fold one leaf of savoy cabbage ¼ at bottom then slip gently into vase

  • Second insertion fold one smaller leaf of savoy cabbage ¼ at bottom and slip gently into the center of first savoy cabbage leaf…lifting it up gently above the first savoy cabbage leaf

  • Wipe dry inside of container above the savoy cabbage

Insertion of Garden Roses


Tips & Tricks

Note to refill container use a small watering can with long curved spout and pour cool water gently down the back of garden roses and savoy cabbage 5” from the bottom

  • First insert five garden roses, three front and two rear

  • Second insertion of bush ivy black berries designer’s choice


~ Congrats! You have created flower magic –Delight in the beauty ~

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