Seedpods, those earthly remnants of the growing season, fill autumn landscapes with subtle shapes, colors, textures, and sometimes even scents and sounds. Single or clustered, full or empty, foraged or bought, seedpods can be key elements of fall and winter floral arrangements.
Massachusetts floral designer Karin Lidbeck-Brent is always searching for interesting things to use for styling. She collects pods from garden, meadow, and roadside plants each fall. "We pass attractive pods every day but tend to look for pretty flowers and not so much for brown and dried things."
If you end up with too much of a beautiful thing, save nature's bounty until next year. Place excess pods in plastic storage bags or a big box until you need them. Karin stores her extras for times when an arrangement calls for a striking shape or texture. Discover the joy of crafting with seedpods by making these quick and easy designs.