Seasonal eye candy
April 17th, 2012
Eco-conscious flower farmer and floral designer Kelly Sullivan of Seattle’s Botanique Flowers arrived with this gorgeous bouquet at a lunch I hosted last week. I had to share it!
Here’s what she included in the diminutive urn:
From her own garden: purple-blue grape hyacinths (Muscari); pale pink and purple flowers from a groundcover called Pulmonaria; geranium foliage; and variegated foliage/scented pale-pink flowers from a shrub called Daphne odora.
From the garden center: It was too early to harvest these from her own backyard, so Kelly bought potted anemone plants and clipped several of their romantic black-centered flowers in indigo and dark pink to add to the bouquet.
Everything is stablized with a small piece of chicken wire inside the vase, which allowed the designer to get the full, cascading effect she wanted. I was smitten!
So, when we had a talk and book-signing at Ravenna Gardens on Sunday, I brought along her vase to add to the book display. It’s simply sublime!
THANK YOU, Kelly!!!
April 17th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Thanks for posting this Debra! It was such a joy to make this arrangement for you, and the lunch was fabulous!!! There is nothing I like more than bringing flowers to someone who truly loves them, and is excited by the local, seasonal, eco-conscious aspects of the design!
April 19th, 2012 at 11:40 am
Where can I buy that 50 mile bouquet book? Thanks for sharing the picture here. It’s really colorful and vibrant.
April 21st, 2012 at 10:35 am
YUM! I love those deep blue early spring flowers the garden generously serves up
April 25th, 2012 at 3:50 am
I love springs for the beautiful flowers that sprout in the season. These bouquets are very very cute. I love them.
Thanks for sharing.