Hypericum Berries

Basic Bridal Bouquet Design

Hypericum berries (also known more commonly as St. John's wort) is one of my favorite fillers in flower design. It comes in green, red, and a varied bronze shade. I love it because it adds such interesting texture and lasts for a good 7 - 10 days.

I generally separate the laterals and remove the leaves, unless I want them for added interest into the design. Although the stem is sturdy, I attach a Cowee pick to give it a little more strength and to know it will attach itself firmly into the Oasis, swelling a bit after the wood absorbs water.

I fill in the hole right between the main focal flowers, which in this case are cymbidium orchids and large, open green roses.

I continue to add more sprigs of hypericum here and there, in between the other flowers.

Don't forget to add it on the sides as well, creating a well-rounded design.

This side view shows that the bouquet has come together very nicely, with lots of visual interest from the different textures and shapes of both flowers and berries.

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