blue and white flowers for the weekend

by Sharon Santoni


Today I am all about blue and white flowers!  We are in a hurry to see the Spring arrive, and the best way to enjoy that anticipation is to bring some flowers inside.  I’m lucky to have some great florists near me here in Normandy, so when I need a shot of colour, and my garden isn’t producing yet, then I buy my blooms from them.

For this bouquet, I have used hyacinths, broom, anemones, eucalyptus, and a little dose of bright green in the form of these small flowers called Santini.  To make it all sparkle a little more, I added some snowdrops from the garden and a bunch of white ranunculus that are very slightly tinted with pink.

Putting together a bouquet is not only about bringing colour inside, or dressing up the house, it is also so therapeutic.  Just another way to get creative.

And the fact that the flowers will only last a few days, to me makes it more charming because we never have time to get bored of fresh flowers.  The perfect ephemeral pleasure.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and find some time for some creative therapy too!


Olivia Brooks -Pendlebury March 1, 2019 - 5:42 pm

After my own heart…

darby callahan March 1, 2019 - 5:44 pm

Having fresh flowers in my home is my little treat to myself. Such a small thing but it brings such pleasure. I remember on my trip to Normandy two years ago that each town had multiple flower shops.

Sandra from Victoria, BC Canada March 1, 2019 - 5:50 pm

I love your arrangement. I am taking water colour painting classes and I’m painting anemones. The leaves are so charming and delicate. This is my winter creative out let before I can get into the garden. As I learn to paint the flowers I have learned toI look deeply at the details and actually become one with them. I’m sure you feel this way as you create your arrangements. Please keep creating them and sharing them with us. Your post has started my day in a lovely way.

Victoria Savu March 1, 2019 - 6:23 pm

Just beautiful. Wish we had a good florist here but not to be. But pulled together a few for lovely arrangements from a couple of grocery stores for a tea last week. Some are still hanging in there. Can’t wait for my flowers to start.

Annette March 1, 2019 - 6:23 pm

Lovely! I am currently designing my summer flower garden. I never saw a use for growing flowers because you couldn’t eat them (like you can vegetables) but last year I was gifted a few plants and now understand the pleasure of flowers

Pam March 1, 2019 - 6:27 pm

Love your flowers they are such a delight to look at!!! I love getting flowers for the house ,as they are such eye candy!!! on a side note We are going to be planning a honeymoon in the very near future we decided France, do you have any suggestions I can research , I would be so grateful, please and Thank you

candace ford March 1, 2019 - 6:29 pm

Flowers are food for the soul.

Rita Parker March 1, 2019 - 6:37 pm

Hi Sharon
Lovely arrangement. You are so talented. I always look forward to your post. Thank you so much for sharing.

Denise March 1, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Beautiful flowers.always lovely to hear from you. I teach cooking last week I told the students about you we were doing French food. When is the next magazine coming out.

tracy brown March 1, 2019 - 8:06 pm

How interesting- the speckling on the ranunculus!! And I simply love the emergence of grape hyacinths. I have a bit of a wait yet here in Ohio.

Stephanie Burris March 1, 2019 - 8:08 pm

I just bought flowers yesterday for that exact reason! C’mon Spring! PLEASE! and linger if you wouldn’t mind!
Happy Weekend!

Vicky(from Athens) March 1, 2019 - 8:10 pm

Thanks, Sharon, for the mood booster. Such beautiful flowers on this gloomy rainy day in N. Georgia. They certainly lifted my spirits!

Sharon E March 1, 2019 - 9:05 pm

Still waiting for the snow to melt. In the meantime, I did buy an orchid plant to add to my table top collection of orchids. Spring cannot be far behind. The snow is still on the ground but the high school boys were seen running down the street in short shorts and tank tops!

Sue Malizia March 1, 2019 - 9:14 pm

Simply gorgeous on this dark, overcast day! =)

Susan March 1, 2019 - 9:38 pm

Beautiful! I look forward to seeing your floral designs. Fresh flowers make me happy.

Evangeline March 1, 2019 - 11:51 pm

What a wonderful reminder that flowers, Springtime are one. I have a garden of French Lavender, Tuscan Rosemary that is blooming with beautiful, fragile blue flowers, Anemones of red and pink. All of that, is right outside, of my bedroom French doors leading to my garden.

Flowers, branches of citrus trees throughout the house, bring so much joy to any home.

Jo Johnston March 2, 2019 - 12:48 am

Lovely pictures to enjoy while enduring endless days of rain, here. Not to complain too much, as we had drought during last summer but it does get drearily depressing after awhile. Think I will indulge in some flowers at the grocery store!

Joanna March 2, 2019 - 1:14 am

Just lovely. I could almost smell them, which is beautiful, since I am still stuck in winter here in the high mountain desert of western Colorado. (And a mouse climbed into one of our walls and died. Peeew.) Thank you for sharing.

Jan Drury March 2, 2019 - 3:34 am

Thanks you your photos Sharon. They are beautiful. I do so enjoy having flowers inside. I have at the moment bronze coloured lilliams, they are just gorgeous. Not many flowers around at the moment it is extremely hot here at the moment, 5 days over 39 degrees c. No rain for quite a while and none on the horizon. We could sure do with it. From Melbourne, Australia.

Kat March 2, 2019 - 1:06 pm

Très joli !

Dottie Monta March 3, 2019 - 1:58 am

One of your prettiest compositions! Blue is rather hard to find (florist and garden!), so such a pleasure to see. I’ve learned to combine florist and garden offerings from you, Sharon, and take delight in original results (which is what it’s all about, no?)! We will all be watching your garden along with ours, needing only these little nudges from you to create!

Lyn Johnson March 3, 2019 - 5:36 am

Arrangement so refreshing looking especially as today here in Victoria Australia we have raging bushfires not far from us. Our bush is full of eucalyptus trees that burn so fiecely but hopefully your sprigs give off their distinctive bush scent if you give a leaf a little rub.

June rubenstein March 3, 2019 - 8:01 pm

Feast for the eyes❤️

florum March 12, 2019 - 11:19 pm

Great info.


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