Bring a Cottage Garden Border Indoors
A garden border creates order and harmony from a variety of plant shapes, heights and colors. Bring the creative containment of nature's complexity inside by placing different blooms in thin, oblong troughs and angular glass containers.
- Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging
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Soft hues of blue, pink, mauve and purple recreate the pastel shades of a traditional summer border, while a splash of strong pink provides a lively focal point.
This design, with its carefully planned, graduated structure and height is an exciting way of bringing a summer garden in full bloom indoors.
Use spear- and globe-shaped flowers en masse to create an architectural look to the overall design. Flowers with the shortest stems sit at the front of the display.
Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging
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