Display with grasses and clover in pinks and greens
As it’s the beginning of February I thought it was about time to start thinking about Spring! This isn’t a Valentines Day display but there’s a lot of love in it.
The floral arrangement took me a couple of days to put together, only because on day one I didn’t really know where I was going with it.
Natural grass stems in a milk bottle arrangement
My husband Mike gave me some school milk bottles by Rex London for Christmas and they are really useful!
Dried oat and wheat stems
I wanted to use Spring greens with maybe a hint of pink, so started with dried oats and wheat, putting three stems of each in each bottle, not being too precious about height for an informal look. I think the max height was about 30cm.
Oats and wheat make a great backbone to a dry floristry arrangement because they are inexpensive and add a relaxed country element. They provide a great foil for the more eye-catching flowers. In this case the natural minty greens went really well with the Spring theme.
More grasses add texture
Next I added more grasses – I added a few stems of dyed green lagurus (bunny tails) to each bottle which ramped up the Spring green. By the way the use of wheat, oats and lagurus is a combination I enjoy and last used in my Christmas bouquet. I also added one fluffy stem of miscanthus per bottle, and noticed this had a pinkish tinge so added a few dyed pale pink phalaris (canary grass) which toned with it.
To spread the colour palette a little more I added some natural sand coloured quaking grass and lagurus. This was as far as I got before I had to go in search of supplies, as the flowers were in the workshop and I was at home!
Adding flowers for colour
The next day I came back with some caspia (a type of sea lavender) and pale pink clover which seemed to tome beautifully with the miscanthus.
Splitting the display into little posies
I absolutely love this arrangement and as you can see, I took lots of pics! But I didn’t have space to keep it, so split it down into six small bouquets tied simply with jute twine.
Buy dried flowers and grasses online
All the above flowers and grasses are available to buy online here via daisyshop.co.uk:
Find the clover and caspia under natural dried flowers and everything else under dried grasses.