Anemone, Honesty and Old Man's Beard
by Paddi Clark
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Practise your flower-making skills with this contemporary arrangement including Japanese anemone.
The beautiful, striking Japanese anemone starts flowering in late summer and continues into the autumn. Its colours range from a gentle white to various shades of pink through to cerise. Here it is teamed with Honesty, which makes a wonderful display for the floral artist. Its seed heads are lovely, flat, silver discs which add lightness to the arrangement. Completing the ensemble is Clematis vitalba, also fondly known as Traveller’s Joy and Old Man’s Beard.
What you'll learn
- Japanese Anemone: Find out how to make the stamens from cotton as well as the seed heads, petals, leaves and buds then attach them to stems for a realistic look.
- Lunaria Annua ‘Honesty’ : Learn how to make the beautifully translucent Honesty seed heads using gelatine.
- Old Man’s Beard: Use embroidery silk to create the characteristic tufts of this shrub, adding leaves and twisted branches.
- Arrangement: Discover how to put the flowers together for an attractive arrangement.
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