Fashion is a funny thing. Recently I used some foliage that was quite popular a few years ago, then as fashions go, it simply fell out of favour.
Personally I love foliage. At home, a tall vase brimming with the green red hues of photinia red robin makes perfect centre stage on the kitchen table.
Asparagus fern (asparagus setaceus) also known as a lace fern, used to be the go to button-hole foliage a few years ago. A single small headed rose with a generous snip of the green tentacle fern; graced many a party of groomsmen button hole.
A gorgeous house plant; Asparagus fern with its frond-like leaf branches, in the right setting can become a voracious climber.
Old fashioned for a while, the lace fern; along with other ‘unfashionable’ foliage, is definitely more welcome now. As with many things, used well & in the right way looks nothing short of spectacular.
The combination of vibrant orange/yellow Rosa Marie-Claire, alongside verdant green prickly but soft stems of ‘lace fern’ suited an occasion of ‘In memorial‘ perfectly. Funeral flowers, a celebration of a life; can trigger many fond memories of times past. Equally important to choose well, so a selection of a foliage known & loved & used in a strong, non-apologetic way went down particularly well.
A generous ceramic vase filled with orange, yellow roses & great ‘branches’ of green fern at the reception, was an apt link to the good sized yet quiet sheaf of funeral flowers which included the same ingredients.
Fashions might come and go, but choice; considered ingredients for a special memorable occasion remain thoughtful, timeless and ever popular.