19 May 2017

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 113 - Pink Peonies

It's Friday and it's time for 'A Bunch for the Weekend' - we all look forward to the weekend and want to make it feel special. A bunch of colourful as well as beautiful flowers will bring life to a space and create a warm and welcoming feeling.

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 wherever 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."

The peony is probably one of the most loved flowers and that is often based on that when you ask people what their favourite flower is - the answer is often - "Peony".

Peony season is here and it will last well into early summer. 

Blowsy, big double peonies are just lovely on their own as they have so much instant impact. Leave as much of the foliage as possible - it has a lovely lush, dark green colour but is often overlooked. 

You can also mix them with Alchemilla mollis or why not try them mixed with stock flowers, sweet peas or sweet williams.

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 - with another floral quote by someone passionate about flowers.

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


~ xoxo ~

[Flowers: A bunch of bright pink peonies -  from my favourite 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: Vintage large bowl bought in Sweden at one of the many 'loppis' - the equivalent to flea market in the USA or car boot sale in the UK - from stylist's own prop collection.]

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

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1 comment:

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