Honey’s sunny color and buzzy origin inspired floral designer Jamie Heusser when she created this winsome spring flower arrangement. “I began with beehive ginger to mimic beehives staked together with flowers growing around them,” the designer says. Taking her lead from the ginger’s warm, sunset tones, she added a mix of complementary blooms including lisianthus, dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus, small carnations and lavender. The individual varieties are clustered as if in a flourishing garden where they spread into others with their mix of arched and upright stems. “I consider how gardens grow when I design,” Heusser explains. To that end, the arrangement is naturally off center, with dimensional highs and lows that draw the eye in and out of the loose composition. For a charming finish, the designer added small Mokara orchids to imitate yellow butterflies fluttering around the ginger bracts.
Jamie Heusser, Native Flower Company, SLC.