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Ingredients of a Beautifully Wild Bouquet

Creating a well-structured and aesthetically gorgeous seasonal floral arrangement is often as simple as an elementary school math equation. The best part is, even with a little instruction and floral knowledge bestowed on us by our friends at Studio Choo, there is no incorrect result. And each time you add up the bits you are certain to be inspired as well as amazed. Whether constructing a fabulous holiday centerpiece or a simply lovely bedside fragrance, then simply add three basic layers for your very own wild yet elegant autumnal arrangement.

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1. Base layer. Normally treated as a filler layer, the foundation is really the keystone of this arrangement and should be treated as a general enhancement to the arrangement. When collecting stuff for the bottom layer, look around your neighborhood as well as the shop — exquisite branches and blossoms with hardy stems will hold the rest of the arrangement set up.

Deciduous tree branchesSmoke treeChokecherryScented geraniumAmaranthusSedumKumquatRosehips
This layer Enters the vase. Studio Choo’s Jill Rizzo suggests using 6-10 stems. For a simpler arrangement use less variety, while choosing many different plants will create a rich and layered arrangement.

Amaranthus, deciduous tree branches

Oak and Chinese Pistache tree branches, chokecherry

Scented geranium, kumquat, chokecherry

Sedum, rosehips, scented geranium

Amaranthus, sedum, deciduous tree foliage, rosehips, scented geranium, kumquat, chokecherry

2. Focal blossoms. Use focal flowers as accents and to direct your eye around the arrangement. Begin with the most prolific and largest blossoms with the most powerful stems, followed by blossoms that are smaller.

Attempt: Peony ‘Coral Charm’, snapdragon, echinacea pod (coneflower), tree peony, parrot tulip, ranunclus, anemone, roses.

Cluster and orient the buds round the arrangement depending on the directions where it’ll be viewed from once completed. Do not focus a lot on size or uniform spacing. There’s no prescribed number of stems required, but Rizzo suggests sticking with strange numbers.

Echinacea pod

Peony ‘Coral Charm’, parrot tulip

Peony ‘Coral Charm’

Echinacea pod


Echinacea pod

Peony ‘Coral Charm’, parrot tulip


Ranunclus, echinacea pod, anemone

Peony ‘Coral Charm’, snapdragon, ranunculus, echinacea pod, anemone

3. Bits and pieces. Following the foundation layer, feel free to include succulents and even fruit into the arrangement using wooden skewers and floral adhesive. The shape and texture will create a beautiful and unusual arrangement and certainly highlight the seasonality of it.

PersimmonsSucculentsUse vines and delicately stemmed blossoms to finish up and complete your arrangement. They include a lightness and softness into the arrangement and will divide density.

Bittersweet berries (keep away from kids and pets as these may be poisonous if ingested)GrassesViburnum berryHeuchera ‘Peach Melba’

Tree peony, roses, grasses, viburnum berry, bittersweet, Heuchera ‘Peach Melba’, persimmons


Persimmons, bittersweet

Viburnum berry, bittersweet, persimmons, Heuchera ‘Peach Melba’, ranunculus

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