Although I’ve been bringing snowdrops and daffodils in from the garden over the past few weeks, today is the first time I took my secateurs outside to see if I could pull together my first bouquet of the year.
I had bought a bunch of rather timid tulips from the grocery store this morning, and was looking for something to keep them company.
Hellebores were an easy match. They are growing tall, and their subtle palette of red, green, cream and pink are unique in the flowers we grow here. I added a few paperwhites that are currently flowering and just a couple of creamy daffodils. For greenery I snapped some trailing ivy, a little elder and some wild arum that pops up here uninvited.
To create the bouquet, I used my new medici vase by Alix Reynis, and I just love the size and height. Medici vase shapes are wonderful, because they raise the arrangement higher than it would normally stand, to great effect.
As always, I cannot stress enough how easy it is to put together this kind of arrangement, and how pleasing it feels to use home grown blooms and foliage.
So for those of you who are still surrounded by snow, or who don’t have any buds showing yet, take hope! Spring is definitely just around the corner!