Of Spring and Summer is a blog that explores flowers, floral styling and photography with some vintage and retro thrown in.

Its founder and editor, Ingrid Henningsson is a Swedish stylist and photographer, who is now based in London, England - combining Scandinavian aesthetics with the vibrancy of London life.

Ingrid launched Of Spring and Summer in 2009 and the blog is now updated throughout the week. The topics range from flowers and flower arranging tips, floral colour stories, mood-boards and flower photography and videos plus book and magazine reviews and inspirational floral quotes by florists and other flower lovers.

Ingrid went to Camberwell School of Art and Camden Art Centre where she did painting, drawing and textiles. Later on she trained as a garden designer and horticulturist at The English Gardening School  based at The Chelsea Physic Garden in London. After her training she worked at the school for six years. She lectured in flower and plant knowledge, botanical nomenclature and horticulture; and she supervised and marked the student's Plant Portfolios that they created for the Practical Horticulture course at the school.

She has worked on a freelance basis as a horticultural researcher for the BBC at the Chelsea Flower Show and as a horticultural consultant on the television quiz show The Answer Lies in the Soil.

Ingrid has also been a researcher for Gardeners World presenter, gardener and author Rachel de Thame on her book Top100 Star Plants. She has also contributed writing and book reviews to the journal Topiarius.

Over the years she studied flower and plant photography with Heather Angel and Clive Nichols, studied photography at Central St. Martin Art School in London and she has successfully completed an Open University course in Digital Photography. Many of Ingrid’s photographs are licensed by Getty Images.

Over several years Ingrid ran a small but very successful business buying and selling vintage on Ebay. As a result Ingrid has an extensive collection of props made up of antiques, vintage, retro, reclamation items and garden antiques.

She has taken numerous flower arranging classes with top London florists Paula Pryke and the late Jane Packer as well as workshops at Petersham Nurseries and some great flower arranging classes with the florist, gardener, writer and TV presenter Sarah Raven.

Ingrid has, since 2012, been part of Jane Means' international Ribbon Blogging Team. The team style and photograph craft projects using Jane's ribbons.

In 2011 she started a Flickr group called Flowers and Vintage and she continues to moderate the group. The group has over 6,500 beautiful floral images and 500 members.

Since 2012 Ingrid has been a Contributing Editor and Floral Stylist for Gatherings Magazine, a quarterly magazine that is available both in a digital and print version - it has now published its tenth issue.

She has also contributed to the e-magazine Blossom Zine.

In late 2013 Ingrid started a collaboration with Titti Malmberg who writes the Swedish blog HWIT BLOGG. It's called FLOWERS by ingrid and tittithey style and photograph themed floral arrangements that they post on their blogs.

You can find Ingrid and Of Spring and Summer on Pinterest, FacebookInstagram and Flickr.


The blog title Of Spring and Summer was inspired

by a line in a poem by Dylan Thomas called

Poem in October.

"But all the gardens

 Of spring and summer were

 blooming in the tall tales"


All photography, styling and writing are by Ingrid Henningsson.

Text and Photography copyright

© Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer 2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014

unless otherwise stated.

Please, always give credit and always link back to

Of Spring and Summer.