Alas…summer is over. Now it’s time to reap the rewards of our
summer garden by bringing those flowers, branches, foliage and berries
indoors. We want you to think beyond arrangements with the typical
Roses, Coneflowers and Gladiolas, and branch out a bit.
Snowberries are a delightful way
to bring branches into your home. These leafless branches are loaded
with big berries and will last a long time. Scarlet Pearl Snowberry has
an abundant crop of large pink fruit beginning in fall, becoming
especially showy on the otherwise bare stems in winter. Bright Fantasy™ displays big white
berries or Charming Fantasy™ with soft pink
Another stunning plant for cut arrangements is Black Lace™ Elderberry, with its
intense purple-black foliage that is finely cut, giving it an effect
similar to that of Japanese Maple. In the fall, blackish-red berries
can be harvested for making Elderberry wine and jam, or left on the
plant to attract birds and other wildlife.