MAIN INGREDIENTS: We used pampas grass, carnations, and lisianthus. Alternatives include fountain grass, dried poppy pods, and wheat.
HOW-TO: This option requires the least prep work, as the cylindrical vessel holds the stems in place without extra support. A tall arrangement like this will likely sit on a sideboard or buffet, so focus on how it looks head-on. Start with your tallest statement fronds in the back (like the tan pampas grass seen here), and then add blooms in a neutral peachy tone. Fill in with airier elements, like autumnal eucalyptus and conical astilbe.
PRO TIP: Incorporate feathers for unexpected texture. Since these don’t need to reach the water, they can be tucked in among the other stems as your last step.