The recipe for this design is pretty simple: farmer’s market apples and roses (one dozen peachy-pink, one dozen dark red), green hydrangea from the garden, and bits of old wisteria vine. I used a low, round bamboo container, about seven inches in diameter (and since it isn’t waterproof, I set a smaller glass vase inside of it). Because the apples are an unusually heavy element, I used chicken wire across the opening of the container to anchor everything (tape it in with florist tape). The apples have to be skewered on sticks (I used bamboo kabob sticks from the market, and put two to three in each apple for extra support), and then stuck through the wire. I placed the eight apples at random intervals across the foam, then filled in around them with hydrangea, roses, and old bits of wisteria vine. September in a vase!