20 April 2014

Florets - Floral Quote - # 60 - by Vic Brotherson

"Buying Fresh Flowers. Buy from a busy, bustly (sic) shop that have a high flower turnover (it's the old adage, never go into an empty restaurant). Alternatively, special order your flowers to ensure you get exactly what you want and when. Supermarkets carry a basic range of flowers and some do good seasonal specials, so for things like daffodils you can't go wrong. When trying to get the longest life from cut flowers, ask your florist the following questions: 'when did these come in?' and 'how long will they last?' There are obviously no guarantees but most flowers will last between five and seven days."

~ Vic Brotherson ~

[Vic Brotherson: Florist and founder of the London flower shop Scarlet and Violet, author of two books Vintage Flowers and Vintage Wedding Flowers.]
[Quote from: Vintage Flowers by Vic Brotherson.]
[Flowers: Pink and white tulips.]
[Vase: Swedish vintage Upsala-Ekeby vase from 1930's.]
[Other props: Painted wooden boards.]
[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]

Have a Very Happy Floral Easter Sunday!

Back here next week!

xoxo Ingrid


Jenny said...

Glad fortsättning på påsken!


Our photos said...

Very nice !

Lisa Gordon said...

These tulips are so pretty, Ingrid.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter. xo.

Jarka Panci said...

I wish you a lovely Easter Monday. I like to go and admire the magnificent photographs and flowers. Even the vase-gorgeous. The eyes and the soul have the pleasure. Keep very nice and thanks for the nice moments.

Frances said...

Ingrid, that pitcher's handle has a curve that perfectly complements the tulips' shape. The grey green color is also so harmonious.

It's always great to have the tips about gathering and taking care of flowers. Later on today, I am going to find out if my favorite neighborhood flower shop (which does meet all your contributor's suggestions) has any new flowers on sale on this Easter Monday.


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