31 August 2016

Creative with Flowers - # 16 - Early Autumn Colours


Autumn is sneaking up on us - even though here in London it's still high temperatures - hotter than it's been all summer.

I bought this beautiful bouquet of flowers last week from my floral friend Cel Robertson, who owns the organic flower farm in Norfolk, called Forever Green Flower Company.


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!



I found Cel's combination of flowers, foliage and grass just perfect for this time of year. Still full of 'summer' but with bits of 'autumn' sneaked in.


In the bouquet is a lovely combination of fresh white Alstroemeria, Lysimachia and Limonium or Statice as its also called. Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' has interesting dark foliage. The beautiful delicate grass Panicum virgatum adds movement and in the middle is some deep purple Verbena. 


I have added a Swedish rag rug that used to be my grandmothers and on top are some old and well read books. 



On a black Mexican plate is a collection of beads and two rolls of garden twine in similar colours to the beads.



I used some of these flowers in a different arrangement - that you can see here


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

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back on Friday with some more floral delights. 

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

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1 comment:

May Flower said...

Hi,
I just love the combination of flowers with a background old vintage blue and white china drainers. its really looking whimsical. And even I agree that it's better to purchase seasonal flowers for arrangments...

Thanks for sharing...

Keep posting!!!