Tying stems in a bunch is our favorite way to make arrangements with awkwardly shaped plant materials. All you need is a pair of clippers and a piece of twine; we prefer natural fibers like jute or hemp. This technique also allows you to use anything from a bowl to a water glass as a vase. Experiment with different combinations by holding them together in your hand. You’ll be surprised by what works well together.
For detailed instructions check out our new book 'OHI How to Gather and Arrange Hawai'i's Flora.