Rather than putting too many unrelated colors in the same arrangement (a common mistake), pick one color or two contrasting shades and play with them. (Chezar's favorite combinations include green and red, peach and silver, butter yellow and slate blue, orange and turquoise.)
- Don't stop at flowers—almost anything that grows is fair game: berries; branches of small, unripe fruit; vines.
Gloriosa lilies, akebia, and variegated honeysuckle romp
across an urnful of garden roses, hypericum berries, and branches of unripe
peaches and figs. Terracotta urn, Campo de Fiori.