“You can really focus on texture and foliage with monochromatic colors,” explains Soil & Stem’s Nicole Land, who just recently returned from a floral workshop in New Zealand. “You don’t need a green-base bouquet. This plum branch is that special element you can’t buy.” Ornamental plum foliage—foraged straight from Land’s garden—not only adds a shade of burgundy, but it also shapes the entire bouquet comprised of peonies, ranunculus, roses, carnations, heather and hellebore. “I love the diagonal feel of the shape,” she says. “It’s meant to be held comfortably at an angle, to cascade comfortably at her side or in front of her.”
Visit some of the other colors in the spread: Singular Sensations.
See more inside the 2017 issue.
— Hair and makeup: Janelle Ingram