5 October 2015

Tiny Blooms - # 16 - Pink Wild Carrot

This series of blog posts - called 'Tiny Blooms - are about small flower arrangements. Small - might be the size of the container or it could be the size of the flowers or the amount of stems in each container. It can also be that the arrangement is minimal both in presentation and that it's simple, quick and easy to do. Apart from that there are no other strict rules - I'm allowing myself a lot of creative freedom!

The white wild carrot is also called Queen Anne's Lace and the Latin name is Daucus carota. This is a pink version called 'Dara'.

The wild carrot is a herbaceous biannual - meaning it usually takes two years for it to flower. The wild version grows on wasteland and along hedgerows. 

This one is quite easy to grow in a garden and is great as a cut flower. It has pretty flat flower heads in an unusual shade of pink that is easy to combine with other flowers. You can buy seeds from Plants of Distinction.

I got these flowers from Forever Green Flower Company - a flower farm in Norfolk. Cel Robertson grows these on her farm and mix them in with lots of other flowers in her bouquets.

There are often no or few leaves to remove, just trim the stems and put them in a clean vase or container.

Arrange with other flowers or like here on their own - showing off their special beauty.

I wanted to show off the colour and shape of the flowers and I simply put them in a small clear glass decanter - where I have echoed the round shape in both the decanter, the stopper and the Finnish glass Ittala bowl. 

Simple and elegant! 

Have a Lovely Floral Monday!

I'll be back later in the week with more floral delights from 
Of Spring and Summer.

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

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Jenny said...

Väldigt fin, lite skir sådär.

Frances said...

I completely agree with you, Ingrid. These little beauties are simple and elegant. Using glass vessels for them is perfect! xo

Madelief said...

I discovered the flowers last year and think it's absolutely beautiful!

Happy week!

Madelief x

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