Debra Prinzing

SLOW FLOWERS: Week 25

June 23rd, 2013

SUMMER GLOW

Amber Apricot Peach

This coppery design began with the russet foliage called ‘Coppertina’, a variety of ninebark.

Textural details in a sultry summer color palette

Textural details in a sultry summer color palette

Ingredients:

20 stems ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Coppertina’), grown by Jello Mold Farm
11 stems pink yarrow (Achillea millefolium), grown by Jello Mold Farm
7 stems pale peach stock (Matthiola incana), grown by Everyday Flowers
5 stems apricot snapdragon (Antirrhinum maius ‘Tangerine Trumpet’), grown by Everyday Flowers
5 stems foxtail lily (Eremurus x issabellinus), grown by Choice Bulb Farms
Vase:
7-inch tall x 7½-inch diameter copper planter with a 5½-inch opening
Design 101
Tonal color palettes: Sometimes called “monochromatic,” a tonal theme incorporates different shades of colors in the same group. Here I used a combination of pale, medium-toned and dark floral elements in the pink-peach-copper color family. What makes the composition interesting (rather than plain) are the many uncommon shapes and textures. Try this technique with varying shades of gold, green, silver or burgundy – your bouquet will look
modern and sophisticated.

 

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