22 January 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 136 - by Willow Crossley

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.  

Deep pink tulips

" Seek out the crazy, frilly, striped parrot varieties. The crazier the better. The white and raspberry streaked 'Rem's Favourite' brings so much joy to a kitchen table. For a slightly more subtle moment, there's a pale green and pink striped sensation called ' Green Wave' or consider the lily-flowered 'China Pink', or "tall 'White Triumphator' with their elegant relaxed petals that open out into flat star shapes. One of the joys of tulips is their long life in a vase - up to two weeks - alongside their habit of starting cup-shaped, then gradually unfurling and finally dropping their petals one by one. They have a very graceful way of dying."

~ Willow Crossley ~  

[Willow Crossley: British, West Oxfordshire based florist and author of two books.]
[Quote from: Flourish by Willow Crossley, 2016.]
[Flowers: Rich deep pink tulips.]
[Containers: Small, some vintage, red and deep pink vases and containers .]
[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]

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.


~ 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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