We are back in the season of flowers and buds and bright green leaves, and I find it hard to resist bringing them indoors to brighten a desk or a table, even if they only last a few days.
This morning I cut some branches from an indecently heavy pink blossom then tried to figure out how to arrange it. During the winter I’ve been using a lot of single stems arranged in groups, and it was fun to come back to a big ornate bouquet.
I used an old tureen, with some chicken wire pushed in loosely to help balance the branches, and added some ivy and some unidentified greenery to contrast with the pink.
None of this ever takes very long, but it is just another way of recharging my batteries in the middle of my working day – what my children call my ‘playtime’.