The other evening one of our talented club members, Valerie Howes, gave a talk and demonstration on making floral arrangements out of material foraged from around the yard.
This time of year the garden still provides end-of-the-season flowers, and some, such as hydrangeas, will look good dried.
In nearby woods or even along the side of the road, one can find treasures such as branches, grasses, berries, and pods – just be sure you aren’t taking something from someone else’s property!
Even invasive plants such as Oriental Bittersweet berries such as in the arrangement above can be pretty, as long as the arrangement is meant for indoors only. Removing invasives from the outdoors and having material for a lovely bouquet sounds like a win-win!
It was a fun demonstration, and many of us were inspired to go out in the yard and see what we could find for our own floral arrangements!