So we all know how to follow a recipe for a quick lunch: slice two tomatoes … prepare a vinaigrette … etc etc
But how about a recipe for a rapid bouquet? because that is what I did this week, when I had guests arriving and only five minutes to pull together some flowers.
To make this delicious bouquet for four you will need:
3 white jugs, of various sizes
half a dozen sprigs of old-variety roses
three branches of black elderflower
a couple of foxgloves
and a few annual poppies.
Fill your jugs with water, and cut the flowers to suitable lengths for the height of your pitchers. Be sure to leave some branches about five inches longer than others to create interest.
This is a casual country bouquet, so don’t cut the leaves of the stems, you need bulk and movement.
Line the jugs up side by side and pop the stems inside, alternating as you go and keeping an eye on the overall shape and spread of your bouquet.
Decide where to display your arrangement, turn the jugs in the right direction and if you wish, you can lay a stem on the table or console beside the jugs … it makes the whole thing look effortless, which of course it is!
Hope that you are enjoying flowers too this weekend, whether you are at the height of summer or heading into winter.
Thank you for reading me.