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.
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.