21 October 2015

Do-It-Yourself Flower Tips and Inspiration - # 11 - Chrysanthemums and Snowberries


White Chrysanthemums and White Snowberries in white vases

This time 'Do-It-Yourself Flower Tips and Inspiration' is all about Chrysanthemums and Snowberries.

White Chrysanthemums in white vase


Here are a few facts and information about the flowers: 

- The Chrysanthemum is originally from the Arctic, parts of Russia, China and Japan.
- The name Chrysanthemum comes from the Greek chrysos that means gold and anthemon that means flower.
- Chrysanthemums come in many different forms and shapes; pompon, quill, spider and spoon are just a few of the interesting forms of the flower.
- Snowberries comes originally from North and Central America but now grows wild in many places.
- Snowberries are a member of the honeysuckle family.
- Snowberries are an important food source in the winter for many birds. 

White Chrysanthemums and White Snowberries in white vases

Brilliantly white fluffy Chrysanthemums and round white Snowberries are very effective and mixes well together at this time of year. 

I wanted to take a break from all the strong autumn colours I have featured lately. I love strong colours but I also love white. So here is a quick and easy all white arrangement.

I have used a large white vintage apothecary container for the big arrangement and a small white contemporary vase for my secondary complementary arrangement. Adding a few white honeycomb pompoms along the way.

Here I'm showing the arrangement with an all white background - white marble table, white French linen sheet   and white painted wood panelling. The arrangement works just as well as a contrast to something much more colourful.

Why not try it in a few different locations around your home - maybe you'll find some interesting colour combinations! 

White Snowberries in white vase

Enjoy your flower arranging!


Next Friday it's time for another FLOWERS from Titti and I. We will inspire on how to give your guests a warm and flowery welcome!  

~ xoxo ~

Ingrid


[Styling and Photography: © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]




2 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Un bouquet superbe !... La blancheur de ce dernier crée une sensation de pureté et de délicatesse.
Merci pour tous vos bons conseils.

Gros bisous ☼

Frances said...

Ingrid, those two flowers work so well together. Nice to see white mums. Around NYC, it's mostly yellow, rust and purple mums brightening up planters outside buildings. Still no frost at night, but that could change later this week.

It's interesting to learn that snowberries are relatives of honeysuckle. I learn so much from you! xo