Last week, while I was picking up flowers for a wedding at the Detroit Golf Club, I had an urge to pick up a few flowers for myself. I grabbed chocolate cymbidium orchids, Ilse spray roses, Cameo mini callas, berzelia, â€œPisaâ€ leucadendron, and seeded eucalyptus. On Sunday I finally had a chance to combine my purchases with a few stems of grasses and â€˜Powis Castleâ€™ Artemisia from my garden. I made a bouquet and six different stem treatments to go with it. Here is a view of the top of my bouquet:
Letâ€™s start with the most tame wrap â€“ rust silk paired with ivory lace trim. The silk is a good match for the cymbidium orchids, and it works easily with the color scheme of the bouquet.
The second wrap is also very safe â€“ espresso silk with an overlay of beige lace.
The third wrap - antique gold silk, with an ivory lace overlay and ivory satin trim - fits easily into the muted color palette too.
The fourth wrap is a lemongrass silk with an ivory lace overlay. Unfortunately, this silk didnâ€™t photograph quite as green as it really is.
The fifth wrap - seafoam silk, with a lace overlay and satin trim - is one of my favorites. It picks up the hint of silvery-blue in the Artemisia.
The final wrap - juniper silk, with a lace overlay and ivory organza trim - is even more daring. It really stands out against the flowers in the bouquet, and would make a great â€œsomething blue.â€
I tend to like the wraps that arenâ€™t matchy-matchy with the bouquet. The seafoam and juniper silk are my favorites. Which wrap do you like best?