Ka-pow! This simple arrangement owes its eye-popping appeal to strong, contrasting colours. Bright orange gerberas, angled in the vase, take off-centre stage. For balance, small lime green chrysanthemums are nestled underneath and to one side—you could substitute lady's mantle. (Be sure to strip leaves from stems below the water line.) A rectangular, chartreuse-coloured glass vase completes the look.
—Designed by Michael Pellegrino, Teatro Verde, Toronto