New pencils, books, crayons……and those darn mums!
Tidy, roundy-moundy little gumdrops for the landscape or doorways, they shout autumn which is why I hate to see them pouring into the supermarkets and nurseries early in August. I want to shout – not yet!!
Let’s remove those stiff branches and use only their bright faces to create a pattern in a plant saucer or other low shallow container. In the interests of floriferous research, I counted 45 flower heads from bud to bloom in one ten stem bunch!
First fill with the ubiquitous Oasis. The slices of Oasis are about an inch deep. You can fill the open places as I did on the east and west, or not, north and south. For a design in your own home, this needn’t be secured to the container. Just be certain the container won’t leak
This design is all about color and texture, not flower form. Biedermeir is a design style which calls for formal round patterns of flowers which are put in side-by-side to create the patterns. Notice how I angled the longer stems in so that the flower heads overlapped the open space where there was no Oasis. I used a cup and a bowl to make the circle dents in the Oasis to guide me.