Careful weaving of Sedum and
steel grass creates a decidedly free-form feeling.
Vivid glory lilies’ ruffled petals hint at a less formal outline for
this creation, which is reinforced by vining strands of Sedum entwined
throughout the bouquet. Fiery red-tinged ‘Jester’ Leucadendrons create a
base for the florals. And for additional interest and movement,
blunt-cut strands of steel grass are bent and wound through the other
floral materials to emerge in spiky fashion along the bouquet’s edge.
Created in a straight-handled floral-foam bouquet holder, the design
gives the illusion of a hand-tied bouquet with its vertical covering of
steel grass around the handle. Double-sided tape is wrapped around the
top of the bouquet handle, to which the steel grass is affixed.
Waterproof tape then secures the steel grass, and this mechanic is
covered with a simple, sleek ribbon. Glued-on Galax leaves hide the back
of the bouquet holder.
MATERIALS: ‘Black Beauty,’ ‘Hocus Pocus’ and ‘Orange Appeal’
roses, glory lilies (Gloriosas), Persian buttercups (Ranunculi),
‘Jester’ Leucadendrons, yarrow (Achillea), steel grass (Xanthorrhoea)
and Galax leaves from California cut flower growers; Wedding Belle®
Straight-Handle Bouquet Holder, Oasis® Double-Faced Tape and Oasis®
Waterproof Tape from Smithers-Oasis; Sedum from garden.
Design from Florists’ Review Winning Bouquet Combinations. To order, call (800)
367-4708, or visit the “Bookstore”
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