Debra Prinzing

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SLOW FLOWERS: Week 47

November 24th, 2013

Leaves, Branches, Berries and Blooms

aluminum pot

The ideal, low, autumn holiday centerpiece

Ingredients:
20 stems smooth eucalyptus foliage (Eucalyptus gunnii), grown by Charles Little & Co.
5 large leaves from oak leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), harvested from my garden
10 stems purple beautyberry (Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’), grown by Charles Little & Co.
7 stems rose hips (Rosa multiflora), grown by Charles Little & Co.
7 purple coneflower seed heads (Echinacea purpurea), harvested from my garden
5 stems pincushion flower seed heads (Scabiosa stellata ‘Paper Moon’), grown by J. Foss Garden Flowers
7 stems ‘Supergreen’ hybrid tea roses (Rosa ‘Supergreen’), grown by Peterkort Roses
 
All the textures and ingredients of the season, with a little polish from the Oregon-grown roses.

All the textures and ingredients of the season, with a little polish from the Oregon-grown roses.

 
Vase:
5-inch tall x 17-inch long aluminum planter with three 6-inch wide planting sections
Grow This
Garden for foliage: Perennials and shrubs produce some of the most interesting “greenery” for DIY floral designers. Clipping leafy branches from your own backyard is obviously more economical than buying foliage. But it also means the difference between a prosaic bouquet and one with loads of personality. Unique silver, burgundy, gold and blue-green leaves of all sizes and textures lend garden-inspired style to your designs.

 

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