Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FALL ARRANGEMENTS - Dried alliums, spider mums and decorative foliage

This week's arrangement will be the last until the early spring hellebores and daffodils bloom. Dried alliums make a nice display. I leave them on the stem until they are nicely dried and light amber brown. Then they can be cut down and saved until ready for use. The last of the florist mums--this one called ICICLES--a spider mum--was harvested three weeks ago while still in a tight bud stage. They are opening up nicely for this arrangement, and can still last as long as two weeks in the vase or planter. Just keep them in a tub of water in a cool place until you're ready to use them. Some fall foliage with berries finishes off the arrangement for variety. This will make a nice Thanksgiving arrangement, arranged in a cornucopia basket.

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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