Gathering materials from just outside her back door and beyond, Sybil Sylvester of Wildflower Designs frosts her house with whimsical winter floral arrangements. Gather inspiration for your home from these five designs.
An interesting architectural detail gets gussied up with a lipstick-pink gloriosa garland.
FLOWER LIST: gloriosa lilies | dusty miller | cranberry viburnum | seeded eucalyptus | Pieris japonica | montbretia pods | moss garland
Grasses and pods assure that this spiky, naturalistic hand-tied bouquet will last through the season. (Just replace ranunculus as needed.)
FLOWER LIST: ranunculus | scabiosa blossoms | scabiosa pods | montbretia pods | various gathered grasses
A bowl full of botanical beauty gets an extra layer of interest from often-overlooked wintry brown stems and leaves.
FLOWER LIST: castor beans | lamb’s ear | cranberry viburnum | seeded eucalyptus | eryngium | bullet alliums | French lavender | gathered vines
Tufts of cotton set the scene for a fanciful, twiggy box arrangement of winter-white blooms and berries.
FLOWER LIST: anemones | lilies-of-the-valley | stephanotis | snowberries | tillandsia | curcuma | Ornithogalum arabicum | Actinidia chinensis deliciosa twigs | filbert hazelnut twigs | climbing rose canes | clematis vines | birch poles | spray-painted seeded eucalyptus | lichen | sheet moss | reindeer moss | fresh-picked cotton
Warm your heart and hearth with this wreath of red blossoms and woven berry vines, finished with coppery candles.
‘Mona Lisa’ anemones | tulips | rose hips | silver brunia | Pieris japonica | ligustrum berries bittersweet | red curly willow | Chilean lycopodium foliage | spray-painted craspedia | smilax vines | gathered wild berry vines
Designs by Sybil Sylvester, Wildflower Designs | Photography by Becky Luigart-Stayner