Photo by Hannah Berry Flowers
There is something about spring flowers that oozes freshness, along with tiny tree buds representing new life and hope that we have made it through the long dark evening. Although spring flowers have been on the flower market since November, they are at their strongest and best now.
Spring flowers hold so much diversity for design, maybe it’s their movement and bendy characters or could it be their bold colours, which ever it is, I just can’t resist incorporating them into flower schemes this time of year.
I guess I started loving Tulips first because I was so used to seeing them as a child in the supermarkets. I love the way they carry on growing after you have cut them in the vase and their vibrant colours cheer up any room.
Then theres the cheeky little Anemone. I picked up a reduced bunch in Waitrose not so long ago. The shop assistant clearly thought they were dead, but its just the way their outer petals look until they open up to reveal the most amazing centre. If you look closely at their centre, its hard to believe they are actually real. I always think they look like a broach created from embroidery, with their intricate threads and beading.
Ranunculus are another fav, their massed petals looking like a mini peony. Who’d of thought these delicate little flowers would last so long too. I had some in the house recently that lasted for nearly 3 weeks!
But lets not forget the cutest of them all, the Muscari. This adorable little flower is so understand, and is the perfect finishing touch to any jam jar arrangement.
I couldn’t single out my favourite spring flower, in fact, I think I love them all, I just can’t get enough of them!