Monday, January 19, 2015

Cutting Edge is Nontraditional

I’ve had a lot of fun in recent months creating a series of nontraditional arrangements. Sometimes they have been asymmetrical works like this one created for a round entry table
In which I mixed tall camellia branches with Hawaiian dendrobium orchids, garden roses and oranges on natural stems.
Other times I’ve made sleek, modern combos in glass cubes and rectangles. When you have top quality flowers, focusing on one or two varieties can pack a wallop.
I’ve embellished a hot-colored centerpiece with fiddleheads, and played with unusual color and flower combinations. I’ve wrapped oasis in tropical foliage, and turned to bamboo, grass and curly willow for spirited finishing touches.
 As you see, white, green and sienna callas became showgirls when they are set in sea glass or river pebbles. Similarly, how could this line of lush coral peonies not make a lasting impression?


And how wonderfully exuberant and mysterious this arrangement of green and while callas, Hawaiian dendrobium and cymbidian orchids, bamboo and grass became. I thought afterwards, it was like injecting a bit of the Rain Forest into the equation!