Escape to the Country – Rustic Sunflower Arrangement
with Sedge Grass, Grevillea and Queen Anne’s Lace
Craving a little country getaway? Well we’re bringing some rustling rustic beauty to your doorstep this week. Vibrant sunflowers bring a ray of sunshine into your home all on their own, but teamed up with with goldenrod, breezy pampas and fronds of grevillea, it’s a late afternoon stroll down a country lane – in a vase!
Sunflowers – Named not just because of their vibrant colour, but because of their habit of rotating on their stems to follow the sun each day. Usually available in yellow, they sometimes also come in orange, crimson or even brown. As the petals wilt, try pulling them away and keeping the seed head as a great botanical feature.
Chocolate sedge grass – Keep this soft floaty grass tall in your vase to add height. It also looks super stylish dried and popped into a simple glass vase.
Grevillea foliage – One of our showiest native flora, grevillea make a perfect base for flower arrangements with their frilly leaves and looped flowers. They tend to be quite thirsty, so change water every other day, and trim the stems regularly.
Here’s what you’ll need.
1 bunch sunflowers
2-3 stems of solidaster
1-2 stems of tall spiked flower or grass (we used sedge grass)
2 stems of grevillea
clean glass vase
sharp scissors or flower shears