My Journal - Fall 2009 - Plume Poppy
Here's a photo of a fall arrangement in front of our rusty old corncrib. Fun! it was the first time we used the corn crib for a photo back drop - and it's all because of a wedding shot here this summer - by Photogen-inc.com Check out their beautiful photos of Sarah and Christopher Snyder. Inspiring bride, inspiring photos. What a great opportunity for me to work with all of those creative minds - my work is always enlarged by meeting a customer's vision.
Back to the photo - Fall has the best ingredients for arranging. This bouquet started with a twist of bittersweet to give structure and create a "map" for where to go. From our gardens: beautiful pg hydrangeas - (we had a bumper crop this year), Red High Bush Cranberries, Plume Poppies (the brown frothy stuff sticking out of the arrangement). From the wholesaler - sunflowers, hypericum berries and roses. I love the asymmetrical balance. Each flower is placed with care and intention, yet it has a random unstuffy look. Perfectly haphazard. Not as easy as it sounds to attain!
Consider plume poppy for your garden next spring. It's a bit of a hog - re seeds and pops up in lots of places - but to me that's the beauty of it. It grows about 8 feet tall - has large fig-like leaves to dry and those brownish plumes are gorgeous in the late summer.....a good plant to tuck away in your garden idea book for next spring. And, as you can see, it's a beautiful cut flower!
Cindie October 2009