3 March 2017

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 103 - Deep Blue Anemones and Green Hellebores



This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend' - I'm featuring a bunch of gorgeous deep blue Anemones. In the background are also some very unusual Hellebores with pendant bell-shaped green flowers.


Here is a little "statement" that I add - to briefly explaining my thinking behind these particular posts:

"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."



Anemones last much longer than you think especially if you can keep them cool during the night. 

When you buy them make sure there is no pollen on the petals, also have a good look at the stems. As they are easily damaged make sure they are not broken or squashed. 


Hellebores are very popular at the moment - here is one that is a little bit more unusual. It's called Helleborus foetidus and has some rather curious looking bell-shaped all green flowers - except for a faint dark line along the outer edge. 


As props I have used some dark blue little bowls all from Sweden, a bead necklace and a fabric with a zigzag pattern i light purple and white.


Place in shallow water as the stems sometimes has a tendency to rot if put in deep water. Anemones will continue to grow in the vase and the flowers naturally curve towards the light. 

I have used a large clear glass cylindrical container and kept the stems as long as possible. I like the light green colour of the stems being visible through the glass - great colour contrast to the dark blue colour of the flower petals.

They will be available for a few more months to buy and they come in a wide variety of colours - from pure white through to pink and red to mauve and purple.

So make sure you enjoy them while you can!


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 morning with another 'Florets - a new floral quote by someone passionate about flowers. 

I'm looking forward to seeing you back here then.

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

[Styling, photography and text © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]
[Flowers: Deep blue Anemones and Helleborus foetidus.]
[Vase/Container: Vintage clear glass jar and a small Kähler vase with blue stripes.]

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1 comment:

HWIT BLOGG said...

Ljuvliga bilder och lika ljuvliga anemoner...
Önskar dig en skön helg nu vännen! Vi hörs väl då?
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