8 June 2016

Creative with Flowers - # 11 - Allium, Alchemilla mollis and Bear Grass

This series of blog posts - called 'Creative with Flowers' - are about using flowers in creative ways. It could be about how the flowers are combined - maybe in a little bit of an unusual way. It might be the choice of vase - maybe not a vase at all but a container that could be anything from jugs, bottles, jars, tins or teapots - vintage or new it doesn't matter. 

As usual my arrangements will be quick and easy - and there will always be lots and lots of colour!

This week on 'Creative with Flowers' I'm featuring big purple Alliums with some fluffy acid-green Alchemilla mollis and in a second container long narrow grasses called Bear grass.

The three plants have very distinctively different colour, shape and texture. The two main colours are complementary - the purple and the sharp green are almost opposite each other on the colour wheel. 

Allium is a tall architectural flower that needs a tall and heavy vase for the whole arrangement not to topple over. I have used very large glass pickling jars. 

The Alchemilla mollis is arranged as a collar around the stems of the Alliums creating great contrast and gives a lot of visual variation. 

In a second container I put two bunches of Bear grass also called Xerophyllum. It gives an additional contrasting texture with it's long linear shape.

Allium comes without any foliage, the Alchemilla mollis has very few leaves so very quick and easy to remove any that might end up below the waterline in the container and with the grass you just trim the ends. All very quick and easy!

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

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - Titti and I will be back on Friday with another themed 'FLOWERS'.


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