We got these gorgeous flowers from my parents when our baby was born last week and the crafter in me immediately thought "how could I duplicate this?"
Upon closer examination I found these tall stems were double wrapped with ribbon to make the "topiary" part and then stuck into florist foam in the base. The lower foliage and flowers were also stuck into the foam so you don't see anything but the beautiful flowers, but everything is really sturdy. So cute, unusual and simple - and they still look perfect despite being over a week old! Will have to try to do this myself when the need for a floral gift or centerpiece arises.