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Buffy Hargett Miller’s Summer Harvest Arrangements

These summer-ripened floral designs inspired by a trip to the farmers market are an all-time editors' favorite from the pages of FLOWER magazine

“I see light, texture, and graphic patterns in everyday objects, such as an artichoke, a rusted piece of metal, or the intricate patterns found in aged concrete or marble. Inspiration is everywhere,” says Buffy Hargett Miller. The artist, longtime photo stylist for Southern Living, and designer/owner at Buffy Hargett Flowers in Birmingham, Alabama, shared five summer arrangements with Flower magazine in our July/August 2014 issue. Standing the test of time, they remain an all-time favorite among our editors.

Purple and green summer flower arrangement by Buffy Hargett Miller featuring artichokes and kale⁠⁠

FLOWER LIST: clematis, berzelia, alliums, artichokes, and kale

Yellow, orange, and red summer flower arrangement by Buffy Hargett Miller featuring tomatoes

FLOWER LIST: ‘Clooney’ ranunculus, ‘Pon-Pon Trilly’ ranunculus, ‘Sunrise’ calla lilies, snapdragons, heirloom tomatoes, and collard greens

coral summer flower arrangement by Buffy Hargett Miller featuring peaches

FLOWER LIST: David Austin ‘Juliet’ roses, dusty miller, silver brunia, jasmine vine, and peaches

“The fruits and vegetables at the farmers market always give me inspiration for combinations of summer colors, textures, and scents with an unexpected twist.”–Buffy Hargett Miller
Yellow, green, and orange summer flower arrangement by Buffy Hargett Miller featuring brussel sprouts, sunflowers, and tomatoes⁠⁠

FLOWER LIST: dahlias, sunfowers, craspedia, basil, yellow plums, and Brussels sprouts

Green and white summer flower arrangement by Buffy Hargett Miller featuring succulents⁠⁠

FLOWER LIST: hydrangeas, succulents, white roses, lisianthus, honeysuckle vine, and wildflowers