Debra Prinzing

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SLOW FLOWERS: Week 40

October 6th, 2013

OLD WORLD MEETS NEW FLOWERS

Vintage green vase

This evocative palette of green and dark maroon expresses complementary colors in a surprising new way.

Ingredients:
 
9 stems Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, grown by J. Foss Garden Flowers
7 stems bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis), grown by J. Foss Garden Flowers
7 stems chocolate sunflowers (Helianthus annuus ‘Moulin Rouge’), grown by J. Foss Garden Flowers
3 branches fruiting crab apple (Malus ‘Professor Sprenger’), harvested by Jello Mold Farm
 
Green Jar with flowers

Welcome~ the dramatic scale of my glass jar looks just right at the front door!

Vase:

13-inch tall x 9-inch diameter with 5½-inch opening, vintage Portuguese oil jar
 
Eco-technique
Botanical elements as flower frogs: I often start an arrangement using soft, fluffy foliage or dense flowers like the Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ as the “base” that peeks out over the top of the rim. Once the stabilizing element is in place, all the other stems can be inserted through it and they will remain just where you want them. The foliage and flowers are integral to the overall composition and there’s no need for florist’s foam.

 

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