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Dusty Miller

Mar 17, 2011

Get ready, friends! Dusty Miller is one of my favorites…which means I have a rather long post for you today…

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coral charm peony, dusty miller and silver brunia holly chappleimage via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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Any other dusty miller lovers? Do you prefer it with pastels or brights? I usually think of it being paired with muted tones, but I love the shocking contrast with orange in the Duet design.

On a side note, did you see this photo? Chinese ranunculus on the left and Japanese ranunculus on the right…wow!

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Have a great Thursday!



  1. LOVE dusty miller~~love the bouts in that photo too.. I did an awesome cotton bouquet with dusty miller..LOVE all the flowers in your post!

  2. I had bought a few stems of those humongous ranunculus before, they were amazing! It’s so upsetting that Japan have to deal with the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami now.. Not sure whether the flower farms are in the affected areas, but I don’t expect to see flowers from Japan anytime soon..

    I think I like dusty miller with pale colours a bit more as well but I do love the dark red bouquet of Quartre Coeur.

  3. Mimi says:

    I usually use dusty miller with muted colors too. Love the bouquet by Katrina Stuart. The dusty miller looks almost like ribbon.

  4. Beth says:

    I LOVE Dusty Miller– Great texture and such a unique color! Thanks for this post, fun to see it paired with such an array of colors. I never thought Dusty Miller and vibrant green would pair well together, but that bouquet by Floral Verde is stunning!!

  5. duet designs says:

    Thanks for shout out! Dusty Miller is one of Duets favorite materials to work with and it so great to see how other people are working with it…beautiful!

  6. Thanks for including my design! Such an honor! (I’ve been behind on my blogging and my blog reading, so I’m just seeing this now and am tickled!)


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