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Jewel-Toned Flower Arrangement

Like a tapestry, this bouquet is a celebration of rich hues and textures. Round Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and fuzzy fuchsia Celosia argentea var. cristata provide fullness, while snowberries and blue Salvia 'Indigo Spires' function as accents.

Choose a vase with a narrow neck and a wide mouth to hold the stems in place. 

Jewel-Toned Arrangement How-To
1. Begin by cutting several stems (we used 12) of Sedum 'Autumn Joy.' Each should measure 3 to 4 inches longer than your vase's height. Move the cuttings around in the vase to create the outline of a dome; the crisscrossing stems will provide support to allow those in the middle to stand upright. 

2. Cut a similar number of Celosia argentea var. cristata stems, and use them to fill in the outline of the dome. 

3. Strip several branches of snowberries of all but a few leaves. Use the berries as accents, inserting as many as you like. 

4. Add stems of Salvia 'Indigo Spires' as highlights, allowing them to spring up beyond the dome. Add as many as you like, depending on how much blue you would like.