A few years ago a bride requested 200 small succulent plants; she wanted to transplant them in small terra cotta pots – that she spray painted in silver and embellished with a narrow blue ribbon – and give them to the guests as favors. It was such a clever idea!
Until that time, I never had paid much attention to the incredible array of those textural 2″ plants. A grower in Yaquina Beach specializes in cacti and succulents and once a week he brings his treasures to the flower market. I never have had the pleasure to meet him, because he comes in the middle of the day and I always shop at the crack of dawn, when the flower selection is the most opulent.
I bought an exquisite selection for the favors and a couple of days later the bride came by to pick them up. In the meantime I stared endlessly at these miniature green sculptures and I knew that I would start to incorporate them whenever I could in centerpieces, bridal bouquets, corsages and boutonniers.
If this peeks your curiosity, come and join us next week for a FUN class!
It’s All About Texture: Succulent Arrangements
With their striking forms and subtle colors, succulents are valuable design elements in our gardens. They also offer an enticing range of texture in flower design. Discover how these luscious plants enhance your flower arrangements. Later, replant the succulents and enjoy them in your garden or containers!
Monday, November 9 or Tuesday, November 10 6:30 – 9:00pm $75
Want ideas? Check out some enticing examples!
A few succulents in a textured woodland bridal bouquet
Another example of a detailed woodland bridal bouquet with some succulents
These succulents look like green little fingers!
An accent of succulents for this wrist corsage