Susan McLeary of Passionflower thinks outside the vase. She creates imaginative arrangements, always with exciting dimension and an artist’s awareness color and textures. A look at McLeary’s Instagram feed (@passionflowersue), also shows her extraordinary skill with succulent jewelry and floral wearables.
In these four arrangements, McLeary marries the luxe textures of succulents, ranunculus, and hellebores with a rich palette that looks forward to spring.
McLeary used succulents, ranunculus, hellebores, scabiosas, sweet peas, and fritillaria in a riot of rich colors to give this mantel arrangement height and her guests a topic of discussion.
The designer enjoys finding new mediums for her flowers, such as jewelry or even furniture, like this glass coffee table.
Succulents, ranunculus, hellebores, sweet peas, jasmine vine, and Fritillaria persica fill a verdigris container and appear to have sprung up from the top of this side table in a two-piece arrangement.
This cascading bridge piece can be used in many settings: for an entryway, a sideboard, an escort card table, or, as pictured here, resting on a pair of side tables. For flowers, McLeary chose her early spring favorites in a rich palette. Get the step-by-step instructions for this cascading arrangement.
Produced by Jenna Hippensteel | Photography by Amanda Dumouchelle