years ago, i did alot of flower arranging for businesses around town and for friends. i loved bringing in flowers each day to them- i mean, who doesn't love seeing fresh flowers each day? i always tried to make the arrangements with things that were seasonal- my first choice was to use things from the yard or the side of the road. but, in this time of the year, it can be tricky to find things that way, so i suggest you look to your grocery store. citrus, nuts, and pomegranates are some of my favorite things to use in arrangements in winter. and, for those of you who like to plan ahead, forcing bulbs is of course a wonderful addition to the winter table.
words & photographs by rinne allen