In Foraged Flower Arranging: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Stunning Arrangements from Local, Wild Plants, Rebekah Clark Moody shows readers almost 40 ways readers can enhance and brighten their homes with the natural beauty found in their backyard. The book provides step-by-step instructions for each arrangement and offers tips on how readers can make the arrangements their own. The following is from Chapter 3, "Summer."
I love how old-fashioned this arrangement feels. I imagine someone centuries ago foraging and creating something like this for their home. It still feels relevant today!
- Sweet clover
- Wild grasses
- Queen Anne's lace
- Floral shears
- Waterproof tape
- Cut two handfuls of sweet clover, and one handful of wispy wild grasses and Queen Anne's lace.
- Trim the stems at an angle, and put them in clean water so they can drink prior to being arranged.
- Place waterproof tape across the top of the pitcher in a grid to help the stems have somewhere to rest. Fill the pitcher with water.
- Create an inverted triangle as your base. I used the sweet clover because it fills the space without weighing down the arrangement. Then add some pieces of the grass while leaving the blades on the stem. I love how they pop against the sweet clover. Finish by adding some blooming Queen Anne's lace, creating high and low points peppered throughout the arrangement.
Display and Care
- This arrangement would be just darling in a kitchen nook. Refresh the water every few days.
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Excerpted with permission from Foraged Flower Arranging, by Rebekah Clark Moody. Published by Page Street Publishing, © 2017.