Leucadendron and Anthurium Arrangement
with Trailing Eucalyptus and Misty Emile
We all know some things just go together. Like wine and cheese, cookies and cream, vegemite and avo (for some). But occasionally the most unexpected pairings make match magic. Salt and caramel, copper and concrete, Jaime Lannister and Lady Brienne (for you GoT fans).
But what’s the recipe for a match made in heaven? For one, it’s adding an unexpected edge to a well loved classic. Edges to balance out the curves, a tough side to balance the sweet and soft.
That’s exactly what you’ll find in this week’s box. An unexpected but magical pairing of light, modern anthuriums with their graceful, elegant stems, matched with woody tough leucadendrons – straight and sculptural and glowing. And just a hint of fluffy emile to add a little texture.
This week’s box is easy to arrange. Start by adding your trailing gum to your vase, creating a greenery base that will serve as a “shelf” for your blooms. Add your leucs next, in a cluster to one side. Fill in any gaps with your misty emile and finish with your anthurium for a pop of colour. Pop on your benchtop and enjoy!
Leucadendrons – This cup shaped bloom has been around since the age of the dinosaurs! And is a locally grown favourite. Straight, woody and sculptural – cluster these in a low bunch as the perfect focal point, or let them lean loose and tall for a sculptural feel. If you’re a fan of dried flowers, you can simply style these with no water in the vase and the blooms will open and dry into a light brown in about 3 weeks.
“Misty” Emile – A low maintenance flower? Count us in. This spriggy wildflower is bohemian perfection with branch after branch of tiny dense lilacy booms that are so easy to style and last forever. Grown in shades of purple but also sometimes available in whites, creams and yellow. A little goes a long way.
Anthuriums – Also known by the imaginative names “Hawaiian Heart” or “Tail Flower”, this tropical delight grows on a tall leafless stem, and in amazing shades of green, blush, pink and purple. Believe it or not, the actual flowers are actually on the long spadix, in the middle of the waxy petal. Keep in fresh clean water, and your anthurium will reward you with weeks of vase life.
Trailing Gum – A classic and oh so stylish foliage! Springy silvery leaves add plenty of whispery texture to your vase this week. Lean stems of this eucalyptus over the edges of your vase for trailing drama.
Here’s what you’ll need.
5-7 stems of leucadendrons
2-3 stems of emile and trailing gum
clean glass vase
sharp scissors or flower shears