27 December 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 165 - by Selina Lake

'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.

" Berries are winter's version of spring blossoms. Well, for a short time...before the birds have a feast. If you have berries in your garden and want to create a gorgeous display, perhaps on your kitchen or dining table, invest in a pair of decent garden pruners and a pair of gloves, as most plants and trees that produce berries also have sharp thorns. Gather your collection of cuttings and arrange them in a large glass jar filled with water. I particularly like using long rosehip cuttings and the beautiful autumnal berries of the callicarpa shrub. Place shorter cuttings of rosemary, ivy and holly in a variety of vases and glass bottles."
~ Selina Lake ~  

[Selina Lake: British, freelance interior stylist and author of six books.]
[Quote from: Winter Living by Selina Lake, (2015). Published by Ryland Peters and Small.]
[Cover photography: Debi Treloar.]
[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]

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