Scabiosa Pods - are the remnants of the scabiosa flower.

Scabiosa Pods- Another Texture Element!

The Flower Stand- By J Schwanke

Here’s another great textural element – from our Friends at Ocean View Flowers. Scabiosa Pods… (Also Known As “Stilletta” or “Stigmata” Pods)…

These pods are the remnants of the Scabiosa Flower- popular because of their texture and ability to dry well… they are another great offering for autumn arrangements, events or settings…

We visited Ocean View Flowers during our California Grown Tour… (watch the video of Ocean View Flowers here!)

Ocean View has an incredible selection of texture based flowers… and many of these flowers are indeed the remnants of other late summer blooming flowers…
Rudbeckia produces and amazing texture based pod like flower- crocsmachia also produces a textural pod that is ideal for adding texture to your arrangements.

It’s interesting that nature provides these amazing elements- as an ‘after thought’ to the beautiful flowers we enjoy in late summer… it’s an ideal time to venture out into the garden and see what surprises you have in store from your late summer garden.

I created a “Guide” to selecting flowers from the garden… for arranging… and it’s a free download… that focuses on the concept of “arrange-plant”….the term I use for planting flowers and foliage in the garden that I can harvest for arranging…
(Download my FREE “Garden to Home” Guide here)

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As I travel around the country… with my Fall presentations… Texture makes it way into so many arrangements… and this one… in a “Burlap” Ceramic Vase… is a bundle of Scabiosa Pods… surrounded with umbrellas fern from Australia (also from Ocean View Flowers)… this variety of Umbrella fern has an ‘almost Coral” type of texture.. it’s a perfect textural foliage…

P.S. Keep the texture coming… it’s a wonderful way to translate FALL into your arrangements, events and settings…