The cornucopia is a familiar symbol of Thanksgiving, so how about putting three cornucopias together for a large and smashing arrangement to grace the sideboard or serving table. The autumn coloration is the inspiration for the color scheme and the plants growing in my garden provide the foliage and flowers. If frost and cold weather have eliminated much of the vegetation in your area, pick what you can, and buy a bouquet at the super market to provide the rest. The key to success is plant material that provides a variety of textures and forms within a chosen color scheme. Create interest by varying some elements while keeping continuity by repeating others.
A walk in my garden provided the following materials. I picked enough of each so that I could fill each of the cornicopias with the same plant material.
Conifers: (left to right) ‘Green giant’ arborvitae, cryptomeria, and’Gold Thread’ arborvitae