SLOW FLOWERS: Week 41
October 13th, 2013
CLUSTERS OF PINK
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.
6-inch tall x 7-inch wide x 4-inch deep vintage Floraline florist’s vase
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.