I’m focusing on just the foliage. No flowers. I’m literally making ‘arrangements’ (if you can even call them that) using only leaves and I am loving the glorious simplicity of it all. Most often, just one or two leaves will do. The great thing about my new leaf obsession is that most florists consider these greens to be mere fillers and are willing to part with them for next to nothing. Even more thrilling (for an experienced plant-killer like myself) is that these fillers tend to require very little maintenance and last way longer than their floral counterparts.
I have some aloe plants in vases on my dining table that are living proof of all the benefits I’m so confidently rambling on about – they’re surviving like ninjas, and I guess they were the inspiration for this post. So I’ve taken things a step further and looked into some of the best plants to use for these stunning minimalist arrangements.