hand-tieds, tussies and sheaves for any style of autumn or winter
Designs by Talmage
in the loop
An armature created of loops of sisal ribbon makes
assembly of this gardeny hand-tied bouquet quick and easy. The
honeycomblike structure of ribbon, which creates a scalloped edge
underneath the bouquet, holds botanicals in a range of bronze, yellow,
green and white hues. For additional interest, and to show off their
textural, vivid amber centers, sunflowers are used with their petals
Materials: miniature callas from CallaCo;
sunflowers, black-eyed Susans and Queen Anne’s lace from favorite
suppliers; ribbon from Berwick Offray.
A feathery cluster of goldenrod is accented with rows
of similarly hued roses and variegated croton leaves. The distinctive
patterns of the overlapped foliage offer great textural contrast to the
diminutive blooms of the goldenrod. To create this hand-tied sheaf, the
stems of each floral “layer” are bound with waterproof tape, beginning
with the goldenrod and finishing with the croton leaves, each of which
is wired and taped. Ribbon conceals the final tape binding.
Materials: ‘Gold Strike’ roses, goldenrod (Solidago)
and croton leaves from favorite suppliers; Oasis® Waterproof Tape from
Oasis® Floral Products.
Romantic and literary, this dramatic bouquet exhibits a
personalized charm with a special leaf treatment. This technique is a
great way to incorporate a book with special meaning to the bridal
couple or to repurpose one that is past its prime. Try this technique
with books of poetry or those written in other languages.
Materials: miniature callas from CallaCo; miniature
and ninebark (Physocarpus) from favorite suppliers; salal from The Sun
Valley Group; Elegant® Bouquet Holder from Oasis® Floral Products; Tack
2000 spray adhesive from Design Master Color Tool.
To view 6 more designs, look to the September 2010 issue of Florists' Review.
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