22 November 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 160 - by Jane Packer

'Florets - Floral Quote' is a series of blog posts where I feature quotes by authors - mostly well known - but you will also find some obscure ones.

All the authors have written one or several books about flowers, green plants, gardening, interior styling or interior design. Many are experts in their field but what is the most important is that they are all passionate about flowers and plants.

I love books and in my ever growing library I look for quotes that I hope will be both inspiring and be useful while arranging flowers or green plants in your home.

The author I'm featuring here is Jane Packer who is sadly no longer with us, but her work and books are still here to inspire us and show us how to work with flowers.

I have many of her books but my favourite is her last book At Home With Flowers. Here is a short quote from the back of the dust jacket: " ...Jane Packer chooses the flowers she loves best and shows how to use them to bring colour, variety and style to every corner of the home."

"One of the quickest ways to make a living room feel special is to use flowers. They remind us of the natural world, the changing seasons and the planet that we live on. 
Your living room may be large or small but, whatever its size, it should be a space that makes everyone in the family feel relaxed and comfortable. The best living rooms always appear cosy and welcoming, no matter what season it is. We often choose to accessorize with cushions, lamps or other bits and pieces, but I believe that it's flowers that truly bring a living room to life." 
~ Jane Packer ~

[Jane Packer (1959-2011): British top London florist, founder of Jane Packer Flowers and Flower School; and author of thirteen books.]

[Quote: From Jane Packers last book At Home with Flowers (2011). Published by Ryland Peters and Small.]

[House Plant: Ficus lyrata (Fiddle Leaf Fig).]

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

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