Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Current obsession: Craspedia
I'm a bit of a colour fanatic, and nothing pleases me more than a sharp hit of bright yellow.
Craspedia are perfect for this, adding a little textural hit of sunshine to my arrangements.
Commonly called "billy buttons", craspedia are actually native to Australia and New Zealand and are part of the daisy family. They can grow in varied conditions in warmer climates, but there are Ontario flower farmers growing them as annuals. They can apparently grow up to 24 inches tall!
Up close the heads look like little tennisballs! And they dry amazingly well, with no change in colour at all so you can pull them out of your arrangement and keep them to give a splash of sunshine any time of year.