Debra Prinzing

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SLOW FLOWERS: Week 41

October 13th, 2013

CLUSTERS OF PINK

small bouquet in pink

Autumn hydrangeas, pink snowberries, luscious dahlias harvested just before late October frost and ball-shaped gomphrena add up to something quite charming. 

Ingredients:
 
4 stems hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla), harvested from my garden
9 stems pink snowberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii ‘Amethyst’), grown by Charles Little & Co.
5 stems Dahlia ‘Nijinsky’, grown by Everyday Flowers
15 stems globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa), grown by Charles Little & Co.
 
Vase:
 
6-inch tall x 7-inch wide x 4-inch deep vintage Floraline florist’s vase
 
Design 101
 
sm_three_pink_gomphrena_4895 Group for impact: Tiny flowers can disappear when they are added to a bouquet with mostly larger blooms. One of the ways to give them more impact is to group three or five into a mini-bouquet, tied with bind wire or string. When added to the bouquet, the small cluster reads as a color block that’s more noticeable in the overall composition. Here, I wired together several sets of the clover-like globe amaranth flowers and inserted them between the much-larger hydrangea and dahlia blooms.
 
 
 

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