28 April 2017

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 110 - Soft Pink Peonies and Baby's Breath

It might be cold and hailing - but the peonies have arrived!! Gorgeous with their large multi layered frilly flower heads.  

Here is a little "statement" that I add - to briefly explain 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 in 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, easy and most affordable 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."

To encourage peonies to open up, hold the flowers upside down and spray with water to remove the sticky sap on the buds.

Baby's Breath or as they are also called - Gypsophila is a great 'filler' with it's frothy white little flowers.

Peonies are glamorous and come in shades of white, pink, peach and crimson. They will take a few days to open up - but its worth waiting for!

Peonies are lovely on their own in a simple vase or container. The flowers are so large and impressive they often don't need anything else - but can be mixed with for example like here the light and delicate Gypsophila. 

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

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be here on Sunday morning. It's the last of April so I'll be back with another 'Flowers of the Month'. 

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


~ xoxo ~

[Flowers: Pale pink peonies and Baby's Breath from my favourite local street flower stall in North West London.]

[Vase/Container: A large clear glass pickling jar - bought at one of the many antique markets in London.]

[Other props: A vintage white painted wooden chair from Sweden, a painted plant stand and some linen fabric - all from stylist's own prop collection.]

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

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1 comment:

Frances said...

Ingrid, I have just treated myself to a review of your recent posts. All the tulips are fabulous!

Ahh, but the peonies are sublime. They have begun to appear on the flower stands around the city, and something tells me I might just have to buy a bunch this weekend1

Happy weekend to you! xo

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