14 April 2014

Floral Styling - A Simple Flower Arrangement - # 8 - Stock Flowers

You know that spring has arrived when the farmers' market flower stall starts selling Stock flowers or Matthiola - which is the Latin name for them.

I love Stock flowers and I definitely could not resist these pink bunches when I saw them at the market.

You'll need:
12 stems of Stock flowers
Medium size vase - about 20-25 cm high
A pair of flower scissors

I wanted to make an arrangement with just stock flowers. Stock has a lot of texture and the petals makes an interesting contrast against the green buds and leaves.
I didn't want to mix them with any other flowers or foliage - as I think they are so beautiful just on their own.

The vase I choose is a white porcelain vase from Rosenthal's Studio-Line called 'Vase of Phases' that I have only had for a short while. I could not believe my luck when I found it in a local charity store. It has an interesting 'broken' texture on the surface - like a giant broken eggshell. 

This vase was perfect for the Stock flowers - the right size, in a neutral colour and it's slightly flared at the top so it holds the flowers together just right.

Get any colour you like or a mixture of harmonizing or contrasting colours. I bought all the same colour - but mix and match with whatever you find pleasing.

Remember to condition your flowers - if you need some advice on how to do it -  here is a link to my Top Ten Flower Arranging Tips - in the post I'll tell you exactly what to do.

I hope you will have a creative week filled with flowers!

See you on Wednesday with another FLOWERS from Titti and I.

xoxo Ingrid


Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Ingrid, that is such a sweet arrangement. That vase is very interesting. I noticed the "broken egg shell" effect right away. How did the artist do that so well?

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your photos!

Vicky said...

Just lovely!!

Hjem & Glede said...

Å så vakkert!
De dufter jo SÅ godt;)))
Du er så flink med blomster !!!
I love flowers.

Glad påsk til deg.

God klem.

Janneke said...

So lovely stock flowers and their fragrance....... It is one of my favourite cutting flowers.

Jenny said...

Men åh, vad fina dom är!!!


Frances said...

Ingrid, I also think that stock are beauties. Their colors and textures make excellent subjects to draw and paint.

Yes, conditioning is very important!

I also enjoyed the quote in that prior post, and think the choice of the scent bottle for the tiny bouquet was perfectly charming.


Lisa Gordon said...

I love these flowers, and so do our hummingbirds!
These arrangements are just beautiful, Ingrid.
Happy day to you! xo.

Sylvia Sanyambe Sinyinda said...

Beautiful arrangements, Ingrid!

Moni Waldfee said...

Hello Ingrid,
what a wondeful und colourful Post.
I love this Flowers.
Best wishes, Moni

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Stock is so pretty, and I love the vase you used as well, Ingrid.
Perhaps I'll bring some fresh flowers home from the market this week ~ yours are so very inspiring! :)
Have a lovely day,

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