7 September 2016

Creative with Flowers - # 17 - Purple Lisianthus


Lisianthus is an extremely popular and very pretty flower - and it can last for up to two weeks. Pretty good!


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!



A close up of the delicate flower, some buds of different maturity and a few of the grey-green slender leaves - twisting and turning.


This time I have used three new contemporary vases. They are all fairly small and of three different material and colour. One clear glass, one black and one white. What links them are that they all have some kind of surface texture on the sides of the vases and they are all neutral in colour - not taking anything away from the flowers.

I have tied a piece of ribbon around the narrow neck of the glass vase. It's a dark purple stitched grosgrain ribbon from Jane Means' ribbon collection and it matches the purple flowers perfectly.

To make the most of this lovely flower: handle with care - the petal can easily mark and the stems can easily snap.


So from the same bunch I have made three slightly different arrangements. A low and tight arrangement with the stems cut very short, in the small black vase. A medium sized looser arrangement in the clear glass vase and a taller and compact one in the white vase.

I love how the buds sits above the flowers giving the arrangements lots of texture and movement.

During the summer mix with Scabious, Nigella or Freesia.

Great flower to use for arrangements to be placed on tables, in windows and on mantelpieces. 


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

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - Titti Malmberg, from HWIT BLOGG, and I will be back on Friday with another FLOWERS. Hope to see you then. 

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

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

[Ribbon from Jane Means' ribbon collection. I'm part of Jane Means' Ribbon Bloggers Team.]

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1 comment:

Frances said...

Lovely Lisianthus arrangements, Ingrid! I particularly like the little white vase, which seems to suit those flowers so well. (The other vases are also pretty, but there is just something about the white one.) xo