"Watching nature and being aware of the seasons also makes flower choice so much simpler.
After many years in the business, I am still amazed how a few stems of flowers can bring life to even the most unprepossessing space. A breath of fresh air in every sense of the word. And often it IS just a few stems that are needed.
Just a single flower can remind me of a whole garden or a few papery leaves, an autumn wood."
~ Shane Connolly ~
[Shane Connolly - florist and event designer; he designed the flowers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in 2011, author of A Year in Flowers, Table Flowers and The Language of Flowers.][Quote from A Year in Flowers by Shane Connolly.]
Flowers: One stem of purple hydrangea.]
[Vase: Vintage jar from Kew's seed bank with the original handwritten labels.]
[Other vintage props: flower painting, fabric ribbon, Victorian metal grate, bone necklaces, book, fabric covered jewellery box, 1940's belt buckle, Art Nouveau ashtray, round miniature black wooden box and kilim rug.]
[Styling and photography by Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer]