TIPS FOR GRASSES
Choose grasses with natural movement and shape such as miscanthus or panicum, rather than very straight grasses such as calamagrostis.
Paler inflorescences work best so choose grasses that have already been dried and bleached by the sun.
Cut grasses on a dry, bright day and store flat somewhere cool and dry (hanging can sometimes straighten the stems).
NATURALLY UNDERSTATED The canopy and table, main and right; place setting, left; a length of old man’s beard swathed over the mantlepiece, below – removing leaves reveals the beauty of the seedpods