I have to say, the fall is the time of the
year I love to do flower arrangements because there’s so much to choose from. Seriously,
colors are amazing. I know, they really are. Just look at all these colors. And, you know,
you can gather things from all sorts of places. Tell me how you get started making one of
these. Well, what I’ve done here, Rebecca, is I’ve just sort of gathered up a lot of
different things out of the garden. And a lot of people say “Well, I don’t have all
these things in my garden.” You can have these too — all you need is a flashlight and a
pair of clippers and you can go into your neighbor’s yard at night. Exactly. That’s
what you do. That’s what I used to do. Now, I grow it. You can see, I have equally distributed
a lot of these things, like the little grasses here. I’ve used some of these seed heads of
Vitex. I’ve used a range of different textures in this. This is a wonderful color — it’s
called Kingswood Torch. So it has that deep burgundy color, so that depth really adds
a lot. So, in a way, it’s a little bit like designing a room because you’re dealing with
color and texture and form, and you’re contrasting that to create visual interest. Now, you see,
I’ve cut everything off at the same length. And as I build the bouquet, I just do it like
this. It does like like a bouquet. It does look like a bouquet. A nosegay. It does look
like one — you could hold. But we’re gonna be able to drop it into this or any sort of
vessel. So you actually create your floral arrangement outside of the water? Outside
of the water and hold it like that. Now, sometimes you can take the floral foam or oasis and
you put it in there and you’ll do it in a more classic way. You know, putting each stem
in. But these, I tend to build in the beginning just as a bouquet, and turn it around make
sure that everything is equally distributed. Can I just say that I love the fact that you’ve
got so many different depths, because some of your solid pieces are deep down. Down in
here. Creating that ball. That’s right. You look at it and you see through it to different
layers. It’s nice. That’s a perfect observation, and that’s what you want. And then you can
come in over here and add some of these beautiful Coxcomb — see how much larger that piece
is? Yeah, that’s beautiful. And I’m just gonna keep rotating this — I’m gonna add some more.
Here’s a really big one there. Look at that. What about some of these gourds? I think it’d
be perfect. What don’t you make some. For this time of year. Yep. So, what I would do
is then begin to slide some of these in like this, you see. And does it matter where you
gourd it? You don’t wanna do it like because it looks like a balloon. Well, you could hurt
yourself that way. Just in the side. Oh my, that’s hard. Yep, pierce it. Here, I was making
fun that I didn’t think that was any big deal. Go ahead and slide that in there. There you
go. Gourd piercing is an art. It as art. You see, look at those. That’s cool. See how much
bolder it’s becoming? And I’m gonna add little bit more of this gorgeous Coxcomb. Okay, look
at that. Isn’t that beautiful? Yeah, it’s great. See how the boldness is really coming
through? And I think that’s what you want. You see, we could even add some of these little
Zinnias that we grew here in the garden. Look at that. Okay, I love those because they combine
both the orange and the pink together. Right, right, right. Such a great look. So let’s
see if we can’t get some of those in there. Loosen your gripe, dude. Ah, apparently no.
Well, we’ll put back in here. There you go. And once you’ve got that sort of in place,
you can see, it begins to fall into place very naturally. I think that’s gonna look
amazing. And now we can add just a few of these little Zinnias that you like so much.
We start with really clean, cool water. Okay. Because I don’t want things to — I don’t
want them too warm. If the plants need to open up or the flowers need to open up, the
water can be just warm, slightly warm. I have a question. Yeah. You have a pumpkin here
that’s already been carved out and there’s actually water in it. Uh huh. Is that for
the purpose that potentially this could be taken really for a harvest or a Halloween
time? Do you think I might of had that in mind? Well, I don’t know, but I think it’s
a brilliant idea and I’ll take that one. Okay, alright. I just saw it sitting here — could
you take this and transfer it into the pumpkin and use that as your vase of sorts? The other
part of this is you can get creative with the containers, so you’re absolutely right.
Yay, I love that. Now we can lift this out of this form. Of course, it’d be beautiful
in that. And we can drop it in here. Okay. Into the pumpkin that’s filled with water.
Now that’s fabulous. Look at the that. Look at those colors. Fabulous. Isn’t that fun?
And these purple or these burgundy leaves are what make it. The Coleus. Love this. Oh
my gosh. Isn’t that great? You can take it home with you. I’ll take it on the plane.
Absolutely. Love it. And then, Rebecca, just to finish it off, I’m using just the ends
of these little grasses, which are so adorable. Are they great? Yeah, great texture. Hey,
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