Don’t be defeated by the absence of flowers to bring in from the garden: embrace dried seed heads and grasses instead.
Their delicate filigree of stems and leaf skeletons look great in a rustic vase. Georgie Newbery ofCommon Farm Flowers used teasels*, dock, loosestrife, mallow, hogweed, willow, yarrow, marjoram and wild carrot in this airy arrangement, which will last all winter.
To keep it dust-free: “Hoover from a distance to avoid obliterating the arrangement itself.”
*Teasels are still used by some weavers to clean and raise the nap (tease the fibres) on wool. Their prickly nature makes them a natural comb and gentler to use than metal. (They’re handy for stroking a cat’s whiskers, too.)