100% Dusty Miller Bouquet

So after last weekend’s floral design workshop, I had a few bunches of leftover dusty miller that had been sitting in vases on the floor of our house for the past week, languishing (not languishing like wilting, it’s very hardy stuff, just being neglected by me!)  I kept thinking about how pretty it was, in a big bunch all on its own, and decided to check out what a 100% dusty miller bouquet would look like, just to do *something* with it.

I have been seeing a few all succulent bouquets here and there lately, and this is kind of similar, no flowers, all soft gray/green, very relaxed and natural looking.  I think it could make a really pretty bridesmaid bouquet (perhaps the bride has flowers with dusty mixed in and the girls have all dusty).

Here are my pics of the bouquet, with a sort of winter-y dark green and gold ribbon handle treatment.   It could also look cool with a really bright, funky handle I think.  These would be *ultra* easy to DIY! I used probably two bunches of dusty miller here all told, but removed some less attractive leaves and cut some bigger clumps off of their main stalk.


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dusty miller wedding bouquet winter diy bridal bridesmaid


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dusty miller winter bouquet diy bridesmaid bride wedding silver gray grey green gold


May 17, 2011 - 4:16 am

botanical brouhaha - LOVE< LOVE< LOVE! I would carry that!

May 17, 2011 - 7:05 pm

Allison - Love the dusty miller bouquet! I have had sparkling success with using a bit of clear sparkling beads on the edges – just touched the leaves first with spray adhesive.
Thank you for your approachable and creative blog!

May 17, 2011 - 7:32 pm

Kate - Thank you Allison- that is a great idea and one I’ll definitely try!

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