14 September 2014

Florets - Floral Quote - # 76 - by Ngoc Minh Ngo

"The most profound legacy that Constance Spry left on the art of floral design is her emphasis on understanding the nature of plants and flower. A keen gardener, she had a deep appreciation of the intrinsic beauty of plants and flowers, which she sought to emphasize in her arrangements. In one of her last lectures, given in Australia in 1959, she said, "Let the flowers remind you of how they looked when growing." This is sensible advice. To show flowers to their best advantage, it makes perfect sense to appreciate their natural attributes, like the scalloped edges of a geranium leaf or the wavy bend of a poppy stem."

~ Ngoc Minh Ngo ~

[Ngoc Minh Ngo: New York based photographer, landscape designer and author of Bringing Nature Home.]
[Quote from: Bringing Nature Home by Ngoc Minh Ngo.]
[Flowers: Seven stems of double white Tanacetum - feverfew.]
[Vase: Vintage milk bottle.]
[Other props: Four zinc saucers, three little round stones and ribbons from Jane Means' ribbon collection.
[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]

Have a Lovely Floral Sunday!

~ xoxo ~ 



Ruth @ Camellia Rose said...

Such good advice... I tend to overthink it when I do an arrangement and I often feel they look too static. I'll have to keep this in mind! Hope you're having a good weekend Ingrid!

Frances said...

That is a beautiful, wise quote, Ingrid. I think that your feverfew arrangement expresses that quote very well.

(Over at my place, I have included pictures of a painting I made years ago of a dahlia arrangement. It's my little contribution to seasonal arrangements.)


Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful arrangement, Ingrid, and I love those ribbons you used here.

Have a wonderful beginning to your week. xo.

angie said...

ich liebe den blumenstrauß mit den weißen und zarten blumen!!! alles liebe von angie

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