|A spray of rolled magnolia leaves adds a novel touch to this mantletop display by Sheridan Nurseries' Jung Won Woo|
Here's just one small trick. Give the ubiquitous (at least in wintertime) magnolia leaf a new look by rolling it into a tube – with either the shiny green or the fuzzy brown side on the outside of the roll. In the arrangement above, all the leaves remain on the original branch. Each rolled leaf is tied with green floral wire. You'll see a close-up in a couple of frames. And more ideas in the days ahead.
|Somewhat fuzzy closeup of individually rolled leaves. It's easy to pierce the leaf base with the wire.|
|As a bonus, here one of my favourites among the wreathes in the TBG open house silent auction. No rolled magnolia leaves, but cinnamon sticks (also rolled) are a fragrant substitute.|