Sometimes one thing stops us in our tracks on Instagram. And so it was on an icy late November night once we spied Anna Potter’s huge wreath of dried grasses, hydrangeas, rosehips, and iridescent lunaria seedpods. Destined for a neighborhood café in Sheffield the place the floral designer’s retailer, Swallows & Damsons is predicated, the wreath was a supersize reminder of how efficient grasses might be in a festive design.
For Potter, utilizing dried supplies in wreaths is a chance to create motion and construction. But it surely additionally displays shifting attitudes in regards to the winter backyard, during which the dried grasses, uncovered seedpods, and pale stems are celebrated relatively than consigned to the compost heap. “There’s a lot magnificence to be discovered,” says Potter. “Neglected tangled vines, weathered seed heads and grasses are so fantastic to weave with and might be mixed to create unexpectedly ethereal sculptures.”
This new model of eternal wreath is staging a problem to conventional foliage and evergreens, changing fir and holly with burnished golden grasses and wildflowers. Listed here are just a few of our favorites.