18 May 2016

Creative with Flowers - # 9 - Guelder Rose and Sweet Peas

This series of blog posts - called 'Creative with Flowers' - are about using flowers in creative ways. It could be about how the flowers are combined - maybe in a little bit of an unusual way. It might be the choice of vase - maybe not a vase at all but a container that could be anything from jugs, bottles, jars, tins or teapots - vintage or new it doesn't matter. 

As usual my arrangements will be quick and easy - and there will always be lots and lots of colour!

Guelder rose is a very popular ornamental deciduous shrub with mop-shaped heads of delicate, tiny flowers on a woody stem. The botanical name is Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'. The colour of the flowers is a beautifully delicate creamy to lime green.

Sweet peas are simply irresistible and has become a favourite spring and summer flower. It comes in a wide range of colours - white, cream, pale blue, lilac, purple, pale pink, cerise pink, burgundy and multicoloured. 

Handle the flowers carefully - the petals mark easily, and are sensitive to ethylene gas - so don't place them next to a fruit bowl. 

I made two round flower arrangements for each flower and used two white but very different containers. An unglazed vintage little jug for the sweet peas giving a romantic feel. For the guelder I used a contemporary also unglazed vase by the Swedish artist Bertil Vallien.

I find the the two colours together very exciting - one dark and moody, yet pretty and romantic and the other cool, fluffy and light.  

Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral Wednesday!

Titti Malmberg from HWIT BLOGG and I will be be back on Friday with another 'FLOWERS by ingrid and titti' - and a new theme with lots of flowers.

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martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Je ne suis pas très présente ces temps-ci... Le printemps m'accapare beaucoup ! la nature est si belle en ce moment ...
Je me réjouis de faire un petit retour en arrière et d'admirer vos nombreuses et magnifiques compositions florales.
Cette dernière avec la présence de ces pois de senteur est superbe. Je suis fascinée par la couleur de ces pois de senteur. Il existe vraiment une grande palette de couleurs !
Vos photos sont fantastiques.

❀ Gros bisous ❀

Mia Coman said...

Flower delights me pleasure.

Mia Coman , Sighisoara-Romania

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