we have been photographing this viburnum and giving away cuttings all spring...it has been so full this year!
instead of showing an arrangement with it, i thought i would show you something fun you can do to preserve it...
years ago, i strung some hydrangea flowerheads on some string and hung them in my studio to dry. they are still beautiful all these years later. at the time, i threaded a needled with some alpaca yarn that i had from a friend...but, when i was getting this post ready, i had some waxed string on hand and noticed that its diameter almost matched that of the viburnum flower...no need for a needle, since the waxed thread has a good stiffness. just take the flowerhead gently in your hand and poke the waxed thread through the existing hole in the center of the flower...it is that easy!
and, people often confuse viburnmum for hydrangea as they look so similar...you may do this with hydrangea, or really any flower where the petals meet in the center like this...i love stringing whole marigolds like this in summer, as it reminds me of a trip to india long ago.
it is almost meditative sitting and threading these petals. and, once dry, you will be able to enjoy them for years.
project & photographs by rinne allen