15 January 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 135 - by Paula Pryke



Florets - Floral Quote' is a series of blog posts where I feature quotes by authors - mostly well known but you will also find some obscure ones.

All of them have written one or several books about flowers, gardening, interior styling or interior design. Many are experts in their field but what is the most important is that they are all passionate about flowers.

I love books and in my ever growing library I look for quotes that I hope will be both helpful and useful for everybody who is arranging and styling flowers.  

Snowdrops in vintage white jug


"Although the weather might be bleak, by the end of the winter season there are some real stars that start to appear through the hard soil. One of the bravest and first to bloom is the delicate snowdrop. Its fragile appearance belies an exceptional hardiness; the leaves and flowers pierce the frozen topsoil and resist frost to be one of the first flowers to be the harbinger of spring. 
Snowdrop bulbs have become highly prized in the English garden. I buy single and double varieties in their hundreds 'in the green" after they have flowered and plant them out in early spring."

~ Paula Pryke ~  

[Paula Pryke OBE: British, London based florist, founder of Paula Pryke Flower Shop and School; and author of sixteen books.]
[Quote from: Flowers Every Day by Paula Pryke, 2012.]
[Flowers: Snowdrops.]
[Container: White vintage jug.]
[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]


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

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back next week with more floral delights from Of Spring and Summer.

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

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

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P. S. If you are looking for more floral inspiration you can go over and have a look at my Pinterest boards. I have just over 200 boards all relating to flowers, floral styling and flower arranging. There are boards on individual flowers and shows how to arrange them. Other boards show different ways of using vases and containers. Simply click on the link below and it will take you straight there.

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