Sticking flowers in a vase is one thing. Creating floral arrangements is entirely another.
Sticking flowers in a vase is one thing. Creating floral arrangements is entirely another. Director Lou Whitney and designer Ryan Griffin, two of the talents behind Twig, the South End’s newest floral studio, share a few petal pointers for summertime arrangements.
“Unique, interesting greens make artistic statements all on their own, without flowers,” says Whitney. His current favorites include kangaroo paw, banana leaves, monstera leaves, long grasses and gardenia leaves.
A great container makes all the difference. “Right now, stoneware containers are a big trend,” says Griffin.
“You can get five or six bunches and really make a splash,” says Whitney. “They are a traditional spring flower, but look even better in summer in bright colors, when the light plays on them just right.”
“We’re doing a lot of very low, tightly bunched arrangements,” says Griffin. “They almost look like they’re growing out of the container.”