Fasciation brings variety to flower arrangements
Back in the day when I was doing flower arrangements for my friend Ruthie Lacey’s event business, my job was to find weird side of the road stuff. Flowers, of course, are supposed to be perfect and just cut but an arrangement of just flowers can be rather dull – but add an interesting stick or branch to grab your attention and you’ll stop to smell the roses, so to speak. Curly willow is used by lots of florist but as someone who had to have her once frizzy hair straightened half her life, just curly doesn’t do it for me. I like flattened or twisted or lichen covered stems. One of my favorites is dog fennel with a bug – that’s what I thought had caused that weed to be strangely flattened and wide – actually, they were examples of fasciation.