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.
Lush and autumnal, this arrangement started with feathers from a crafts store. I separated them into small clusters that I wired together. To complement the dark brown container, I chose the darkest foliage of the smoke tree and then paired pods from the centers of coneflowers with preserved beech foliage; a dried, preserved grass called phalaris; and chocolate cosmos. The final touch was the feather clusters.