18 June 2014

FLOWERS by ingrid and titti - Midsummer Flowers

The theme for FLOWERS this week is 'Midsummer Flowers'. My bouquet is a mix of blue, purple and white summer flowers from my favourite flower stall at the local farmer's market. They are all grown by Cel Robertson at her and her husbands nursery Forever Green Flower Company in Norfolk.    

In the bouquet are - cornflowers, Triteleia, larkspur, Ammi majus, cow parsley and a few stems of Salvia.

I used a weathered and aged terracotta container for a vase as I liked the rustic look and feel of it - to go with the summer flowers.     

All the images are taken in my garden - I had a lot of fun walking around with my arrangement placing it in different places - sometimes on a table top, sometimes next to some of my favourite garden ornaments.

From the top: 
- Arrangement is on a table in the garden - with old rusty garden tools and other objects.
- My old trusted Mr. Bulldog is smelling the flowers!
- A stone ornament in the shape of a pineapple - a symbol for hospitality. Often used on gateposts at the entrance to a house.       

In this image I placed the flowers on our children's old swing - yes, it's still there - they are now grown up - but it does bring back sweet memories!

In the back is a garden ornament from a local reclamation centre. 

The arrangement sits here on a round marble tabletop with a little rusty mini urn.

And in the last image it sits next to some terracotta succulent pots and some decorative Victorian bricks once used on buildings.  

Titti over on HWIT BLOGG is also doing a post about Midsummer Flowers - so please go over and see what she has created with her flowers.

Here is also a link to all the FLOWERS we have done so far.

You can also find all the images on my Pinterest

Have a Wonderful Floral Day!

See you later in the week.

xoxo Ingrid


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,
Je rentre tout juste après mon escapade bretonne !
C'est avec un immense plaisir que je vous retrouve.
Je viens de passer un très agréable moment en votre compagnie. J'avais manqué plusieurs de vos publications...
Ce dernier bouquet est ravissant. J'aime l'association de toutes ces merveilleuses fleurs.
Vos photos sont fascinantes. Votre jardin semble un véritable havre de paix.

❁ Gros bisous ❁

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This bouquet really says 'summer' to me with how light and airy it is. Also I love the colour combination. I've grown ami majus from seed but the stems are not very sturdy -but the flower is much nicer than Queen Anne's lace.
I'll be attending WAFA in Ireland this weekend and hope to share some of the incredible arrangements I'll see.

Pondside said...

I am your newest follower, here via Titti's blog. What beautiful flowers - I look forward to learning from these posts.

Janneke said...

A lovely bouquet of summerflowers and I like how you decorated different places in the garden with them.

HWIT BLOGG said...

Så vackert du gjort Ingrid! Underbara bilder i en lika underbar miljö...
Varmaste kramen till dig,

Things and Thoughts said...

Amazing Ingrid ! You and Titti, you make miracles!

Cat said...

Härliga bilder, som alltid! Älskar de svala blomfärgerna tillsammans med den varma terracottan.
Ha de gott. Kram, Catarina

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful arrangement this is, Ingrid, and I love the clay vase you used. So perfect for these flowers.

Happy day to you! :-)

Annika Christensen said...

Superfint Ingrid. Skall genast kolla länken.
Ha en skön sommar

Diana Studer said...

the pineapple? Ship's captains used to impale one on their fence to announce to friends - I'm home come visit!

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