This is the moment of the year when I tend to go a little doolally about my summer flowers. I can’t help myself. The garden is the first thing I check on when I wake up in the morning, and if I’m working from my office here during the day, then I often get up from my desk and pop outside to see what the light is doing, and if anything new has bloomed.
And then of course, I can’t be happy with the flowers just being in the garden, I have to bring them inside too.
I actually blame my grandmother for this obsession. She always had multiple bouquets of garden flowers around the house, including on my bedside table if ever I stayed with her.
And so it is with me, if I lay a table it is not complete without some flowers. I have flowers in my hallway, on my desk, in my kitchen and even a little bouquet in my bedroom too.
The bouquet today is what you could call a statement piece. Waaay bigger than anything I normally put together, but sometimes there are just so many flowers available that I get carried away.
For this arrangement I used an old soup tureen, which you know I often favor. Roses, peonies, astrantia, black elderflower, cow parsley, foxgloves and catmint. I placed some wire into the tureen, which I have always found the most effective way to balance a big arrangement. Also wire allows the flowers to last for longer than if I used florist foam.
So these flowers are for you, to wish you a lovely weekend, and say that I hope your summer is getting off to a good, floral start too. Thank you for reading me.