"Translucence. Water forms part of the essential elemental nature of flowers: they rise out of the earth, draw water up their stems, move and breathe in the air and open their petals to the fiery sun. It was its perfect embodiment of the four elements that made the lotus the ultimate spiritual flower in ancient Eastern scriptures. Water is as integral a part of a flower arrangement as the vase. It reminds us that flowers are living things - even glossy tulips or candy-pink gerberas, which can seem almost plastic in their perfection."
~ Tricia Guild and Elspeth Thompson ~
[Tricia Guild: British interior designer, founder and Creative Director of Designers Guild; and author of fifteen design books.
Elspeth Thompson: 1961-2010, British author of fifteen books on gardening, interiors and craft; and journalist for The Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian and the Observer, writing on gardening and interiors.]
[Quote from: Cut Flowers by Tricia Guild.]
[Flowers: Pink parrot tulips.]
[Vase: Vintage bottle with washi tape.]
[Styling and photography: © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]
Have a Wonderful Floral Sunday!