9 March 2016

Tiny Blooms - # 25 - Blue Hyacinths in Blue Vase

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. 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!

In this simple and easy arrangement I'm combining two different blue hyacinths with a collection of blue and white china. The vase I've used is a vintage 1930's ridged blue vase from Sweden.

Hyacinths are fabulous at this time of year. They take a few days to open up so you have to have some patience. Also good to know if you are going to use them for a special occasion. You need to buy them a few days before and give them time to open up and look their best. 

The advice you get is to leave the bulb-bit at the end of the stems. Sometimes its not always practical - if you are using a vase with a narrow neck it might be difficult to fit them in or if you are using a clear glass vase - it might look a bit untidy.

Hyacinths look very good on their own in a vase or jug but for a spring display mix them with anemones or ranunculus. Change water every two days and keep them cool at night. The flowers are very long-lasting, easy to look after and on top of that - they have an incredible scent!

Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous floral Wednesday!

I'll see you again on Friday with another FLOWERS from Titti and I.


~ xoxo ~

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

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1 comment:

Frances said...

Oh Ingrid, those blue hyacinths are very beautiful, as is all the surrounding china. xo

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