This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend' - I'm featuring some large pink Chrysanthemums.
This is the last of the autumn flowers because on Monday its December and for the whole month I will be featuring lots of seasonal flowers, branches and foliage of one kind or another - for Christmas and New Years.
- 5 stems of large pink Chrysanthemums
- a medium size vase or container in a contrasting colour - I have chosen a turquoise pottery jug
- a vintage grain sack with some interesting writing on it
For conditioning the flowers - you'll also need:
- florists snippers or scissors
- a florist bucket
As always - you need to condition the flowers - remove all the lower leaves that would end up below the waterline in the vase . Cut the stems at an angle - to increase water absorption. Put in a clean container with cold water and leave in a cool place over night or at least a few hours before making the final arrangement.
I have removed most of the leaves - even those above the water line. I wanted to really show off the pink blooms against the dark turquoise colour of the jug. Cut a few of the stems so that they sit lower - almost resting on the edge of the jug and leave the others a bit longer. Measure by putting the vase at the edge of the table or counter top and hold the stem next to the side of the vase to get a sense where to make the cut.
The cloth I'm using underneath the jug is one I have used before. I love the rough texture of it and I think the light grey writing on it is so much fun. Its a grain sack from my Grandfathers old country store.
This is my little farewell to 'Autumn' - a season I really enjoy so much with all its strong colours - berries, twigs and leaves. I have to except that its now winter and I have to move on.
I'll see you on Sunday with 'Flowers of the Month' - showing you all the flowers I have featured during the month of November.
Have a Happy Floral Friday and a Great Weekend!
~ xoxo ~
[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]