A word of caution, though: Please be aware of the rules that govern foraging where you live, and only pick very little — as you’ll see, a tiny bit goes a long way.
Look for organic shapes and interesting patterns. A single stem of grass is so poetic, as is a small leafy branch. Its best to carry a cutter with you, once you bring your finds home, cut the ends at an angle and place in cool water immediately.
Be creative when it comes to containers: old bottles, bowls and cups make interesting and unusual vases. Having some florist moss on hand makes it easier to create more unusual arrangements: We’ve found a halved potato will also do a great job. Try to pick a potato almost or as long as your container, cut cleanly in half down the long side and use a toothpick or skewer to make holes for the greenery. Place in the container with cut side down, and carefully pour water in — too much can cause the arrangement to become unbalanced.
Here's some inspiration:
1 / A simple branch with a single flowering element has a beautiful, poetic sweep which is a great contrast to the heaviness of the cup its placed in.
2 / These feathery Queen Anne's Lace flowers look beautiful in a bunch and they have a geometric yet very organic form. A wide-mouthed bowl is an unexpected container for them, and creates rather the appearance of a bonsai.
Be creative and remember to change the water regularly to ensure your blooms stay fresh longer. Place them in your favourite corners and enjoy!