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Manzanita Branches

Manzanita is native to the foothills where I live.  It is naturally a dark reddish brown color with sage green foliage.  In it’s natural state it looks lovely in a vase; however, when you paint it a different color, not only do you change the look, you change the style of the centerpiece.  The painted Manzanita takes on a more modern feel, while the natural Manzanita is, well, earthy, organic, natural looking/feeling.

I enjoy using Manzanita branches in my arrangements and I’ve actually done a number of videos here for Flowerarranging101.tv using them.  I think they make a very dynamic statement and you can do so many different things with them to make your arrangement uniquely you!

The  high style centerpiece above uses silver painted Manzanita branches with hanging crystals in a glass vase with black aqua beads.

In addition to adding crystals to the branches, you can use hanging votives, different sizes and shapes of crystals, cymbidium orchids, strands of dendrobium orchids (like a straight lei), ornaments…..use your imagination and come up with something unique that you will love.

 

 

 

 

 

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