Fresh Ideas for the New Year
By September, floral designer Sybil Sylvester has withstood the summer heat and is ready to forage for flowers, leaves, nuts, and berries to use in sumptuous fall arrangements.
The foundation for this arrangement was the container, which I made. I ran a strip of double-sided tape around a straight-sided container and covered the sides with aspidistra leaves. I then hot-glued cinnamon sticks to the outside. The result looks like a rustic fence. I filled the container with blocks of damp floral foam and began to add my material, working with one type of foliage at a time and then adding the various berries and pods. The medley of fall foliage, seed heads, pods, and berries is so textural that it is almost like a tapestry.
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