flower arrangements

Hydrangea macrophylla `Masja’ (Photo by Joanne Young)

How to dry hydrangeas

Beckie Fox

Hydrangeas are one of the easiest flowers to dry, and given their size, you need only a few to fill a table arrangement or decorate a wreath.

Big, textured hosta leaves are gorgeous on their own, or mix them with a few blooms. I chose another shade-loving plant, begonias, as a companion because of the bright pink colour and because I know my begonias will rebloom this summer. The begonias will wilt long before the hostas do, so I'll replace the begonias with something else to keep the arrangement going.

Tips for flower arrangements from your garden

Kat Fox

Beyond the usual roses and peonies, many plants make gorgeous arrangements for inside. Here are some tips for flower arrangements from your garden.

One of the wreaths at Hilary’s studio, waiting for some finishing touches.

Decking the halls with greenery

Kat Fox

Tips on decorating with greenery from Hilary Bellis. Bring fresh greenery and branches into your home to use in vases, garlands and wreaths.