Before & After The Bloom

When making floral arrangements with cut flowers try adding seed pods and early blooms to add interest and dimension.

When making this simple arrangement this morning, I included the seed head from a clematis vine I have growing in my front yard.

This stage of the clematis bloom is tremendous – almost more beautiful than the flower.

For this arrangement I used clippings from my limelight hydrangea. I use this flower most often in its early bloom state.

A young limelight hydrangea bloom.

I also used clippings from my sage plant – this dusty green leaf adds texture, color and scent.

Thanks to a recommendation from my friend, Ken, we’re listening to Morcheeba today.