my march flowers

by Sharon Santoni

Here are my March flowers.   I have a little ritual when I put together a bouquet, it changes slightly from one season to the next, but the principles remain the same.

Before starting to put together a bouquet or bunches of flowers I love to see everything together, en masse.   If it’s the spring or summer and I’m using flowers from the garden then this happens naturally as I wander around, secateur in hand,  with two baskets filling up as I go.

In the winter, as with these March flowers, when my garden only has foliage to offer, I like to buy blooms and supplement with foliage that I find in the countryside around here.

In both cases, while I am getting vases or bowls ready to receive the blooms, everything is popped into my kitchen sink for a good long soak in cold water.  It’s good for the flowers, and it helps me appreciate the volumes and colours I have to work with.

Today, nearly the end of March, I am still relying on flowers from our excellent local florists.    And I was charmed by these pale shades of white, cream and blush pink.   Because I wanted to keep it simple and low key, I opted for a selection of antique white jugs.     Using multiple recipients is a great way of making the most of what you have.   It allows you to play with various heights and colours, and to move the arrangement around according to where you want the flowers to be seen.

Today I found  white tulips, eucalyptus, wild blossom, ranunculus, carnations and larkspur.   I grouped them together when friends came for dinner yesterday, and today the jugs are scattered around the house, bringing splashes of light and colour to several rooms.

Creating an arrangement like this doesn’t take long, and by using a group of vases it’s not a huge expense …. besides which it is therapeutic.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend and that you have a few flowers on your table too.


sharon March 25, 2018 - 3:47 pm

simply lovely,, love how flowers can alter the atmosphere of a room.

holly March 25, 2018 - 3:59 pm

I am learning to use your sense of ease when arranging flowers and find that the spaces between are just as important as the blossoms themselves. And that too changes as the flowers “age”; a shortening of stem, additional support by a neighboring flower, or elimination altogether. Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers as we all welcome springtime with open arms.

Taste of France March 25, 2018 - 10:08 pm

This is such an intelligent comment! Yes! The empty space is just as important as the flowers themselves. Yin and yang. Sharon finds just the right balance. Good lessons.

Penny Hyde March 25, 2018 - 11:28 pm

As a flower arranger we were always told to leave room for the butterflies, l love the way you arrange flowers in these beautiful jugs, just how spring flowers should be x

joie March 28, 2018 - 12:17 am

I will remember to leave room for the butterflies(and the bees) next time I do my arrangement. Great thought.

Donna sue March 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Thank you, For sharing the beautiful flowers. Made my day.

Carolyn March 25, 2018 - 4:11 pm

Beautiful combination of flowers ! I have a simple arrangement of soft pink tulips and white stocks in my kitchen area, and the stocks permeate the whole area .

Sandra at Maison De Jardin March 25, 2018 - 4:22 pm

Gorgeous blooms. I love to see them in the sink, all together waiting for the vase.

Clare March 25, 2018 - 4:28 pm

So beautiful and delicate. Your choice of colours is so very March! Thank Sharon for these beautiful arrangements.

Heather March 25, 2018 - 4:52 pm

I feel so inspired by your ideas,you make me realise how simple beautiful things can be. Thank you for sharing.

Gayle March 25, 2018 - 5:01 pm

Always Beauty Sharon

Vicky from Athens March 25, 2018 - 5:06 pm

A beautiful sight on a cold and dreary N. Georgia morning! Thank you!

pamela bedell March 25, 2018 - 5:07 pm


Carol Parden March 25, 2018 - 5:34 pm

Your site has become more and more beautiful, but I miss the earlier images of the house, yard and the Dogs – how are they?

Sue Malizia March 25, 2018 - 6:41 pm

Simply beautiful! I planted a variety of cutting flowers and love how they add such contentment and happiness in my home. So happy spring has arrived.=)

Susie March 25, 2018 - 7:07 pm

Absolutely adore all flowers. Yours here are just lovely. But years ago, I had to make a choice between cats and flowers. I chose cats and never looked back. I have a beautiful garden outside which satisfies me during the summer. In winter, I am satisfied with the love of my (always) Siamese loves!!

Katherine March 25, 2018 - 7:10 pm

Thank you Sharon for once again, enlightening us to the beautiful simplicity of flowers and the joy they bring to our lives!

Jeaie March 25, 2018 - 8:09 pm

So lovely, Sharon! Thank you for sharing the beauty with us.

Wanda Watkins March 25, 2018 - 8:40 pm

Beautiful flowers to warm my day. Thank you Sharon for the beauty of life you bring to us.

Dottie Monta March 25, 2018 - 10:02 pm

Love the eucalyptus and flowering twigs as foil for the gorgeous blooms. Perfectly lovely, as always!

Ros short March 26, 2018 - 12:35 am

Thank you Sharon ,antique jugs filled with your creations ,beautiful ! Loved your hint on soaking the stems ,makes sense! Best Ros

Afn March 26, 2018 - 1:38 am

I loved Hollys comment. Oh so true, brilliant.
Thank you Sharon for sharing you beautiful
nature with us. Happy spring.

Jan Drury March 26, 2018 - 4:15 am

Hi Sharon, just love your choices. When I bring flowers home or in from garden, I always recut the stems and immediately put them in fresh cold water up to their necks and leave for a 2-3 hours. They remain beautiful for days, replacing the water regularly. Cheers Jan

Kiki March 26, 2018 - 12:58 pm

This made my heart sing and my eyes shine!
(Having right now some 5 vases and 3 flowering potted plants – they go into the soil after their ‘visit’ inside – around me in my house – and 5 vases with own spring blooms in the veranda in which we will eat our lunch!)

Carol March 26, 2018 - 6:02 pm

Love the ease with which you put together such beautiful flower arrangements.

Kelly Dodson March 26, 2018 - 10:24 pm

Simply beautiful! I’m still learning how to put flower arrangements together. Could I ask…what kind of flowers were the pink tinged variety? Ranunculus? Thank you so much for sharing. On chilly days like today, your photos help to warm the soul!

Judi Castille March 27, 2018 - 10:44 am

These blooms are so lovely and bring such life to your home. I especially love the cool colours. I cant wait to finish our home and bring in the garden flowers. We have begun work on an ornamental vegetable garden that will have cutting flowers for the house and herbs. I also like to include leaves and grasses when blooms start to die off or in some cases I leave all the blooms to really age and dry. They look very antique and the faded colours very pretty.


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