3 February 2017

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 99 - Dark and Moody Flowers

I love and I get really excited when I find two different flowers in the same colour. So when I found tulips and hyacinths in exactly the same colour I was over the moon.

I know, I know - a bit "sad" as our kids would say while they roll their eyes.

It's always a pleasure and lots of fun to buy a bunch of flowers for the weekend and this series of blog posts, called 'A Bunch for the Weekend, I will show you how you can make quick and easy flower arrangements for your home. 

Buy the flowers where it's convenient and easy for you whether that is from a flower stall, farmers' market, the supermarket or a florist. 

Always try to buy seasonal flowers - they will last longer and they will be a lot cheaper.

Make sure you condition the flowers as soon as you get home. Remove any foliage that will end up below the waterline in the vase. Trim the ends of the stems at an angle and put in fresh water as soon as possible.

For the large main arrangement I'm using my good old trusted Savoy vase designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. It's perfect for this kind of arrangement. It supports the bendy soft stems of both the tulips and the hyacinths.

I have kind of packed them in quite close - which means that they support each other as well.

In the main vase I have left the bulb-bit and the bottom of the stems - as you should do - there is plenty of space in the vase. But in the small side arrangement I did cut the stems as the opening was too tight. 

I also kept as much of the foliage as possible - only removing any damaged leaves. I really love the the contrast between the strong colour of the petals and the bright green pointed leaves of both flowers.

The props that I have used are two different linen clothes or fabrics, a round vintage tray from antique markets. 

The containers that I have used for the side arrangements are both vintage laboratory jars and in the background is a piece of Victorian metal railing from a reclamation yard. 

When you buy flowers next time look for two flowers in matching colour - it gives the whole arrangement a cohesive look. Nothing else was needed for this colourful spring arrangement as the tulips and hyacinths had so much textural and visual interest. 

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

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back on Sunday with another Florets - a floral quote by someone passionate about flowers. I'll see you back here then.


~ xoxo ~

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


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1 comment:

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