My usual method of flower arranging is: put a bunch of the same type of flower in a complementary vase/jar/pitcher, or when the garden is flush, gather a bunch and call it a posy. Today, inspired by Jane, I tried to pay attention to foliage, texture, and shape.
I rounded up my black vases. (The one above is actually charcoal grey, but isn't grey the new black?)
Flowers are scarce,
but I found plenty of interest in my garden.
I don't care for the color or look of sedum, but
mixed with hydrangea it becomes interesting.
I use so much hydrangea that I don't really see it any more,
but adding pine needles freshens it up.
You can't go wrong with black and pink.
Be sure to visit Jane's Flowers in the House!