Traditional holiday colour is found in untraditional dried blooms and branches
The traditional holiday colour combo of red and green gets a fresh twist with this easy-peasy arrangement, assembled here in
a small concrete urn. A simple bouquet of green hydrangeas (fresh or dried) is perked up with three sprigs of red St. John’s wort (Hypericum
) berries, and three stems of redtwig dogwood—or repurposed Hypericum
Anchor the hydrangeas in floral foam or a crumpled piece of chicken wire; if using dried flowers, insert the berries into water-filled floral picks or a small jar and strip the leaves from their stems.
As an alternative to the hydrangeas, substitute green spider or pompom mums. —Designed by Hilary Bellis, It Can Be Arranged, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
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