I hope your week’s going well. Today I’m delighted to feature a lovely photo shoot, which was recently submitted by Rachel Petheram from Catkin. Rachel kindly shared with me the background behind the images:
“A few weeks ago Doddington Hall (where my cutting garden is based) held a cherry blossom festival. The blossom in the gardens is really beautiful with some spectacular blossom trees, not just cherry but crab apple, magnolia, plum, apple, pear, quince and amelanchier. The cherries are in a ‘walk’ and I just love it when they drop their petals as you walk through – it is ridiculously romantic and I look forward to those few weeks every year and refuse to go anywhere as I don’t want to miss it.
The garden is particularly spectacular in the spring with bulbs naturalised en masse and swathes of cow parsley and forget-me-nots. The abundance of the bulbs and the early blossom, followed by the late blossom and cow parsley is joyful, particularly as it coincides with the start of production in my cutting garden with tulips, wallflowers, narcissi, bluebells, herbs, hellebores and ranunculus taking centre stage.
We used the beautiful gardens as the inspiration for these photos with a flower crown made with ranunculus, cherry blossom and hellebores and another made with eucalyptus, cherry blossom and rosemary. I made an unstructured bouquet with eucalyptus, blossom, hellebores, ranunculus, wallflowers and tulips and a hand-tied with eucalyptus, blossom, bluebells and forget-me-nots.”
Such gorgeous photos! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them too, in particular if you’re a bride-to-be looking for wedding flowers inspiration.
P.S. If you’d like to find out more about Rachel, here’s a link to an interview on Flowerona.
(Images : Annabel Smith Photography)