This is a very special container - the colour and the way the vines are integrated, along with the splitting of the flax into four strands imbue the arrangement with a sense of movement. Flowers were not necessary as the arrangement achieves its purpose.
The vibrant yellow colour of the sunflower contrasts with the dry, giant bird of paradise leaf and the container. The line of this paired arrangement is reflected in the soft, curved decoration of the container.
Two different types of grass are included in this arrangement - inside and outside the glass container. Thin grass tree leaves are used inside the container, and Dietes leaves are used on the outside as this helps the water inside to be more visible. Solanum Mammosum is used from the inside to the outside as a connector between the grasses to help enhance the colours.
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