With vibrant colors and premium durability, these everlasting designs
are sure to please.
Although dried and preserved flowers traditionally have been thought of
primarily for the autumn season, state-of-the-art processes have brought
even delicate spring flowers to this industry segment, capturing
attention from consumers year-round. More durable than ever, dried
botanical materials, from fern fronds and jungle pods to Hydrangeas and
pansies, are suitable for virtually every design style. Here, we present
eight options, using a range of containers, colors and textures.
Combining natural-looking elements with those that are clearly
contrived, this high-reaching, traditional triangular design
incorporates a wide range of textures. From the smooth wooden vessel,
into which the dried materials are arranged, to the sago palm (Cycas)
leaves that create the base of the triangular line and all the way up to
the tips of the branches, the colors, textures and shapes of the
materials are different, yet they unify as if they were made to be
together. Millet (Setaria) softens the lines of the design, gracefully
curving from the center. Coiled vine and vine balls add further
dimension and form to the composition.
MATERIALS: wooden vase from Eighteen Karat; curly willow
tips, Cycas leaves, English boxwood, black vine, vine balls, millet,
golden pheasant feathers and Canela from Schusters of Texas.
Dried Hydrangeas, which are only slightly visible, form the basis
for a mounded design featuring freeze-dried pansies of various
colors. The natural color markings of the pansies offer contrast
throughout the design, and maidenhair fern (Adiantum), which
radiates from the composition, complements the leaf-green color of
the glazed planter. Advise customers to keep this design and all
other dried flowers away from sunlight to prevent fading.
MATERIALS: pot from Meyer Imports; freeze-dried pansies and
Hydrangeas from Mountain Farms; Adiantum fern from Verdissimo.
Traditionally designed inside a resin urn with a lichen finish, a
glorious array of permanent flowers and foliages radiates color and
life. Some of the flowers, including orange roses and green Dahlias, are
grouped for additional impact. This natural garden flower arrangement is
ideal for traditional motifs in home décor.
MATERIALS: urn and permanent flowers and foliages from Sullivans;
Sahara® II Dry Foam from Smithers-Oasis.
peak of perfection
Only a few stems are used in these coordinating compositions, but
the impact is maximum. Tall stems of Hydrangeas and amaryllises are
arranged into foam inside rich chocolate-brown ceramic vases, and
moss is placed to cover the foam. Some of the foliage and blossoms
on the Hydrangea stems are pruned, giving the compositions the
illusion of even greater height. Repetition is achieved both through
the containers and the flowers.
MATERIALS: containers from Compradores; permanent Hydrangeas
and amaryllises from Allstate Floral & Craft; Flat Moss from
Verdissimo; Silk and Dried Foam from The John Henry Company.
Remove a few of the leaves and blossoms from a stem of permanent
Hydrangeas using wire cutters.