13 June 2015

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 56 - Sweet Peas and Alchemilla mollis

Sweet Peas and Alchemilla mollis

This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend' I'm featuring some fabulous Sweet Peas in two different colours in combination with the always lovely Alchemilla mollis.

Sweet Peas comes in many, many different colours and they are all fabulous whatever colour you choose. Here I have chosen two in contrasting colours - a light pink one and a very dark, deep purple.

Sweet Peas and Alchemilla mollis

You'll need:

- 10 stems of pink Sweet Peas.
- 7 stems of Sweet Peas in a contrasting colour
- 5 stems of Alchemilla mollis 
- One medium sized vase in a neutral colour for the larger arrangement.
-one small vase also in a neutral colour for a small side arrangement.  

For conditioning the flowers - you'll also need:

- a pair of florists scissors
- a florist bucket filled with fresh water

Condition the flowers by removing any leaves that would end up below the water line in the vase. This is to reduce any growth of bacteria from deteriorating leaves. Also remove any broken or bruised leaves.

Cut the stems at an angle - this is to increase water absorption.  

Put in a clean container with fresh water and leave in a cool, dark place over night or at least for a few hours, to let the flowers absorb the maximum of water, before making the final arrangement.

You might have to re-cut the stems while making the final arrangement to suit the size of the vase or container and to get the right proportions.

I have picked some neutral coloured vases so not to distract from the beautiful colours of the flowers. A light grey one with faint white stripes from a charity store and a new little mini vase in white.

The large arrangement is simply made straight in the vase. Alternate the Sweet Peas and the Alchemilla mollis so that there is a good mix and so that the flowers look like they are floating in a froth of lime-green. 

The small arrangement is made up of small off cuts left over while making the large arrangement. I'm loath to throw any still fresh looking flowers away so I always make little arrangements to use on the side.

Sweetly scented Sweet Peas is an old favourite and have very delicate flowers that makes them perfect for a early summer bouquet. Grab some while you can and enjoy their scent and beauty!   

Sweet Peas and Alchemilla mollis

Enjoy your flower arranging!

Have a Great Floral Saturday and a Happy Weekend!

I will see you next week with more Do-It-Yourself flowers from 'Of Spring and Summer'.

~ xoxo ~


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Lisa Gordon said...

Ingrid, this color combination is pure perfection.
Just gorgeous.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. xo.

Vicky said...

Very beautiful flowers….i like so much.
Have a great weekend !!

Frances said...

Ingrid, I love the way that those alchemilla mollis accent the sweet colors of the sweet peas. That gentle punch enlivens the arrangements beautifully!

Happy Weekend, xi

Jenny said...

Underbara luktärter, ja det lär dröja innan jag kan ta in en bukett. De har precis planterats ut, men den som väntar på nåt gott ...

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful combination!
The pea is such a beautiful flower, so delicate in many beautiful colors.
Have a nice weekend!

With love, Gerry

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