Morning Inspiration: Quick Leaf Bouquet

by Grace Bonney

One of the best and worst things about coming back to the office after a long break is plant maintenance. We have a dozen or so plants around our space, ranging from bonsai trees and tiny succulents to giant false aralias and clovers. Despite my best efforts, a few of them needed some wilting leaves pruned, so I decided to use the cast-offs to create a small arrangement by the front door. In the early months, I love embracing a muted palette, so these greens and whites are perfect for January. After removing the leftover leaves from each plant, I used a bit of floral wire to anchor small clipped bunches into the arrangement using (bonus recycling!) leftover marbles from Max’s garland project as a makeshift floral frog. This would be a fun way to use kitchen herbs, too. Just gather your clippings, find a small vase and you’ve got a little bit of greenery to bright any dark winter day. xo, grace

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  • Aww. The most beautiful leaves and colours I’ve seen. And is that dusty miller? Ever since D*S introduced me to dusty miller(a post on dusty miller and really dark roses), I’ve been in love with them. If only they grew here. Maybe I should ask someone to bring me some, like when I asked my friend to bring maple leaves from her trip to Canada!

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