How to make flower arrangements with sliced limes

Written by lacy enderson | 13/05/2017
How to make flower arrangements with sliced limes
Perk up flower arrangements with slices of lime, lemon and oranges. (SantaSv/iStock/Getty Images)

Slicing citrus fruits such as limes, oranges and lemons adds a unique twist to any flower arrangement. Fruit slices can sit inside the walls of the vase, or you can dry them out and attach them to the flowers within the arrangement. Pieces of dried fruit look best when arranged with flowers on a wreath. If you're looking to create an arrangement using sliced fruit, gather together summer flowers in shades of oranges, reds and yellows for best results.

Thinly slice three limes. Place them on the inside of all four walls of a clear glass vase. The moisture in the limes will cause them to stick to the glass. Cover the glass with the lime slices as if you're hanging wallpaper. If the vase is large and you need more lime slices, slice more.

Fill the vase to the top with full limes. The full limes will help hold the sliced limes in place. Fill the vase with water.

Gather together an array of fresh flowers. Cut the flowers so the stems are long enough to reach the bottom of the vase. When creating a summer flower arrangement using green limes, add some yellow daisies, orange tulips and red carnations.

Place the flowers in the vase. Organise the flowers so they blend well together. Intermingle the different flower shades so they are spread out and not clumped together. Add some greenery, such as eucalyptus greens.

Include some tiny spring flowers such as Narcissus. Baby's breath and while lilies of the valley are also an ideal filler for a flower arrangement.


Use sliced oranges and lemons along with the limes for extra colour.

Things you need

  • Clear glass vase
  • Knife
  • Flowers
  • Secateurs
  • Greenery

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