26 August 2016

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 83 - Late Summer Grass, Seed Pods, Dark Foliage and White Alstroemeria

This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend' it's not just one bunch - but three! Well, they are to be displayed together to form a whole.

It's always a pleasure and lots of fun to buy a bunch of flowers for the weekend and this series of blog posts, called 'A Bunch for the Weekend, will show you how you can make quick and easy flower arrangements for your home. 

Buy the flowers where it's convenient and easy for you whether that is from a flower stall, farmers' market, the supermarket or a florist. 

Always try to buy seasonal flowers - they will be a lot cheaper.

Make sure you condition the flowers as soon as you get home. Remove any foliage that will end up below the waterline in the vase. Trim the ends of the stems at an angle and put in fresh water as soon as possible.

Late summer is almost here and a few different colours, textures and shapes are available to buy or if you are lucky to have grasses and flower seed heads growing in your garden - NOW is the time to use them as cut flowers.

All the plants I'm using here are from Forever Green Flower Company.

I have used very few colours and instead focused on different shapes and textures. The love-in-the-mist seed heads and the delicate grass, Panicum, gives varied textures and adds lightness and movement. 

The dark foliage, Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo', gives contrast and works as a background for the green. The white trumpet shaped Alstroemeria has a totally different shape and texture to all the other plants as well as adding freshness

The three little arrangements are linked by using clear glass containers as vases and as a base a marble table and an off-white linen table runner. 

Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral Friday and a great weekend!

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back On Sunday with a floral quote by someone passionate about flowers. 


~ xoxo ~

[Styling, photography and text © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]

[All flowers, grass and seedheads are from Forever Green Flower Company.]

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