The Modern Southern Garden: Fatsia Japonica

The Modern Southern Garden 

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Fatsia Japonica 

The modern southern garden should be filled with rich, lush color. Fatsia Japonica or Paperplant, is an evergreen shrub filled with large, glossy leaves that reaches to an average height of 10 feet tall by 4 feet wide. It is most commonly featured on properties as a deep shade specimen plant with its palm-like leaves measuring up to 16-inches & once established, it is quite drought tolerant. The plant does produce cream-colored flowers, however Japanese Fatsia is most noted for the bold, smooth leaves. Learn how to use this beautiful selection when entertaining is in order.

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How To Create Beautiful Arrangements With Fatsia Japonica 

Lovely flower arrangements should change with the seasons so begin by choosing items currently in bloom. Savvy southerners know to have distinctive, indigenous garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. These arrangements are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. Fatsia Japonica is an evergreen, shade-loving plant that pairs well with other low sun requiring specimens. The leaves may be used in a variety of ways when entertaining as just a few are needed to really make spaces shine.

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Once you are familiar with several plant varieties, making your own flower arrangements can be fun & fulfilling. If you don’t have these garden staples growing in your green space, select & plant one now from a local nursery to use in a number of lovely ways. Snip & gather Fatsia Japonica leaves early in the day. Since they are quite large, use one or two in tall glass vases. Place several arrangements down the center of dining tables & in entry ways or use just one on bars & kitchen islands. Create several green & white smaller bouquets that showcase other shade favorites such as Hostas, Autumn Fern & Dazzler White Impatiens to compliment the leaves throughout entertaining spaces for a cohesive look around your home. 

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Football Fanatic * Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Instructor * Cooking & Baking Tutorials * Media Personality * Baking & Pastry Artist * Gardener * Runner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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