From left to right: Recycled glass orb vase; white stoneware slim vase by Tracie Hervy; recycled glass bud vase; white stoneware tray by Tracie Hervy (holding a stone frog and small beach stone vase); large beach stone vase; a ceramic vessel hand-thrown by potter Yuko Sato.
BLOOMIST COLLABORATOR HILARY ROBERTSON IS A FEARLESS MIXER OF
FRESH AND DRIED BOTANICALS. HERE SHE TELLS US HOW AND WHY TO MAKE
A NATURAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THEM BOTH.
Photos by David Chow
Fresh and dried botanicals are actually perfect complements.
Dried specimens give an arrangement
structure while fresh specimens give it movement.
The dried ones can be harder to work with, in the
sense that they don’t bend or move. The advantage
of mixing them with the fresh is that the fresh can
add some movement. And literally everything in
this photo that’s fresh will dry really well. Even if you
left this as is for the entire holiday, it wouldn’t really
change — maybe just fade a bit from green to gray
From left to right: Yuko Sato ceramic vase under recycled glass cloche; large beach stone vase with dried silver brunia; Yuko Sato ceramic vase.