Here’s a photo of a fall arrangement in front of our rusty old corncrib. Fun! it was the first time we used the corn crib for a photo back drop – and it’s all because of a wedding shot here this summer – by Photogen-inc.com. Check out their beautiful photos of Sarah and Christopher Snyder. Inspiring bride, inspiring photos. What a great opportunity for me to work with all of those creative minds – my work is always enlarged by meeting a customer’s vision.
Back to the photo – Fall has the best ingredients for arranging. This bouquet started with a twist of bittersweet to give structure and create a “map” for where to go. From our gardens: beautiful pg hydrangeas – (we had a bumper crop this year), Red High Bush Cranberries, Plume Poppies (the brown frothy stuff sticking out of the arrangement). From the wholesaler – sunflowers, hypericum berries and roses. I love the asymmetrical balance. Each flower is placed with care and intention, yet it has a random unstuffy look. Perfectly haphazard. Not as easy as it sounds to attain!
Consider plume poppy for your garden next spring. It’s a bit of a hog – re seeds and pops up in lots of places – but to me that’s the beauty of it. It grows about 8 feet tall – has large fig-like leaves to dry and those brownish plumes are gorgeous in the late summer…..a good plant to tuck away in your garden idea bo