Spring flowers, Muscari & bluebells to start with, divine scent & colours that hit the spot as the perfect antidote to pale grey skies. Even for a season & weather lover; Spring is very welcome. Lighter, longer days the feeling of not being governed by the clock & the promise of better things. Below soil things are awake, ready to bring delight, from bud to bloom & seed to scent.
For a recent request for wedding flowers, an intimate wedding ceremony in a woodland setting the choice, the bridal bouquet woodland spring flowers.
As a florist, along with flowers from my professional trade wholesalers, Spring flowers are starting to take off in my own cutting garden. This allows me the best of both worlds, the best from growers in Holland as well as the sometimes unpredictable choice of ‘garden gathered’ flowers.
Talking of seasons, the start of spring has been wonderfully topsy turvey. Not just for the flower grower, bare legs and sandals one day then cashmere & wooly socks the next. Tulips crossing over with peonies, intertwined with regular roses along with fading flush of ranunculus.
The scent of the freshly garden gathered can be like nothing else. Lilac en masse intoxicating in a hall stairway, the tiny bells of lily of the valley delicately yet powerfully making their sweet notes known.
What might seem an easy snatch from the border and tied with ribbon actually takes a little more skill & experience. Especially when nestling a single soft primrose stem with woody syringa next to dicentra with its wonderful arching dangling hearts.
Syringa or lilac, lunged in boiling water to seal stems, left to settle in a bucket. Soft primroses, carefully cut and given a good drink, they all have their needs & likes to keep their freshness looking fabulous.
The million paper petals of ranunculus along with classic roses are the perfect pals put together. Tight buds of both slowly ease open in the right conditions, abundantly dreamy & romantic the end result.
Jam packed with seasonal interest. The seasons criss crossing over make it an absolute delight when deciding what to cut & what to choose from the bucket. Alliums starting to peel open, tulips in finale, oodles of variants in foliage to mingle & mix, where to stop & where to start! its all kicking off with nature doing quite simply what it does best. Exciting months ahead & all part of my day in flowers!