I hope you had a great weekend. Thank you for all your lovely comments about yesterday’s Flowerona Links post. It really means a lot to me to hear how much you’ve enjoyed browsing through all the links.
Today, London-based florists Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks of Bloomsbury Flowers have published a new book called ‘Simple Flower Arranging’. I was delighted to receive a review copy and would like to tell you all about the book and share some of the stunning floral designs which feature in it.
The book begins with how to get started with flower arranging including sections on colour palette, essential vases, containers, flower shapes, foliage, basic equipment, maintenance and tips. Then, there are chapters on Bouquets, Informal Designs, Vase Arrangements, Floral Foam Displays, Planted Designs and Large Scale Designs. Some designs have step-by-steps too.
I loved this ‘Floral vintage tea set’ design below in the Informal Designs chapter…so pretty and very easy to recreate. Mark and Stephen suggest that you ‘pick some small, delicate blooms from your garden and arrange them loosely in an old teapot and teacup for a delightfully simple, inexpensive, yet stylish arrangement on your coffee table or afternoon tea table. Choose only flowers that match the coloured pattern of your china’.
And I just had to show you this exquisite ‘Rose heart’ design as we’ve less than two weeks to go now until Valentine’s Day. It appears in the Floral Foam Displays chapter. Isn’t it stunning?!
Also appearing in the same chapter is this breath-taking ‘Summer garden flowers’ design. It includes lilac roses, purple lisianthus, purple sweet peas, purple clematis, trailing jasmine, blue delphiniums, eucalyptus, rosemary and senecio.
This beautiful book, which features more than 60 floral designs, would be perfect for flower lovers, from complete beginners to those with some experience who are looking for inspiration. You’ll learn how to make arrangements ranging from basic vase designs for everyday to elaborate creations for special occasions. And it would make a wonderful Mother’s Day present…
Simple Flower Arranging, by Mark Welford & Stephen Wicks, is published by DK, £16.99, dk.com.
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(Images : Carolyn Barber / Dorling Kindersley)