The power of a batch of freshly cut stems to totally revive a room–it's undeniable. In the spring and summer, I love a tulip or carnation (they're so pretty in bunches, give them some love, people!). But in the fall and winter, eucalyptus has my heart. Usually relegated to filler status, this leafy green can stand on its own in your cool-weather displays. Just look to these four beautiful eucalyptus arrangements as proof.
Above: A simple eucalyptus arrangement from Hello Lidy, featuring a mix of trimmed seeded and silver dollar varieties.
You can make this eucalyptus garland with instructions from Nanette Wong and Houzz. It's mostly crafted from seeded eucalyptus, but they've added some paperwhite flowers and air plants, too.
The wreath above is another seeded eucalyptus DIY project, from Project Wedding. This would be a great alternative to a pine wreath when the holidays roll around.
In conclusion: Eucalyptus is beautiful, affordable, easy to find and smells so, so good. The only downside that we can see? It does get pretty sticky if you're crafting an arrangement or wreath yourself. But that's nothing a little hand soap can't fix! Keep eucalyptus in mind the next time you're looking for a batch of flowers to bring home from the market. (It's also great for winter weddings, if there are any brides or grooms out there!)
What's your go-to floral this time of year?