29 January 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 137 - by Judith Blacklock

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.  


" Fragrant Freesia can be bought as a single or double flower; the double last longer. I like to buy Freesia when the bottom flower is about to burst open and there is good colour showing on two further buds, which should be plump. The end buds on the raceme will not open, so if they look untidy, shrivelled or opaque, simply nip them out with the fingers."

~ Judith Blacklock ~  

[Judith Blacklock: British, London based florist; founder of  Judith Blacklock shop and flower school and author of fifteen books.]
[Quote from: Buying and Arranging Cut Flowers, The Essential A-Z Guide 2016.]
[Flowers: Deep pink Freesia.]
[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 here on my blog tomorrow Monday with another 'Floral Media.


~ 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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