Mum's the word
Here, marigold-coloured dahlias (florist's chrysanthemums will work, too), green amaranth and tiny white gourds are displayed in a small, footed bowl. (Hint: to make life easier, anchor flowers in florist's oasis or foam-available at craft shops.)
A shortage of amaranth? Try substituting artemisia, sedum or licorice vine cuttings.