I was all set in autumn mood when I spotted these pink Chrysanthemums.
What is a girl to do when she sees something pretty and pink?
Well, of course I had to have some.
It was my trusted friend Mr Flower Man at the local Farmers Market who had them on his stall.
I also spotted that he had some very interesting acid-green Chrysanthemums that perfectly matched the centre of the pink ones. Mr Flower Man told me that the green one is used by a lot florists. I did not have the heart to tell him that I already knew that and that was exactly where my inspiration (read: stolen idea) came from.
When I got home and while conditioning the flowers I started having second thoughts about doing a post as it looked more like summer not autumn.
I still decided to go ahead and do a post as I thought that we all might need a reminder of summer and pretty colours.
The acid-green Chrysanthemum is called 'Froggy' and flowers in the autumn. Sarah Raven had it in her summer catalogue.
••• My love of flowers has grown into a great passion and being able to pass on my knowledge and expertise is a wonderful privilege. Working with flowers on a daily basis is such a pleasure and to style and photograph flowers - what could be better and who does not love beautiful flowers? ••• Fresh flowers will make any room come to life, whether they are large arrangements in a hallway creating a warm welcome to your guests or small arrangements with individual flower stems in bud vases or jam jars on a side table. •••
I love to inspire with creative and fun ideas and show how flower arranging doesn't have to be difficult, complicated or expensive. My philosophy and approach is focused on using beautiful seasonal flowers combined with interesting containers to create simple, quick and easy yet beautiful and creative everyday flowers.
FLOWERS - a collaboration between Ingrid Henningsson and Titti Malmberg
Two bloggers, two friends - passionate about flowers – together we created FLOWERS - a unique collaboration where we used our love for flowers, photography and styling to work on inspiring floral projects.
Link to my FLOWERS collaborator Titti Malmberg's blog